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Mike Adams | Defensive Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Delaware
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Mike Adams has the early edge for the Colts' free safety job.
Delano Howell entered OTAs as the favorite to start, but ESPN's Mike Wells now considers Adams the leading candidate. Adams, a ten-year veteran, was an every-down player for Denver from Week 12 on last season. If he wins the starting job, SS LaRon Landry could be asked to play more deep coverages. The back end of the Colts' secondary is a 2014 concern. Jul 5 - 8:08 PM

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Colts signed S Mike Adams.

A ten-year veteran, Adams brings experience to the Colts' secondary. He's spent time with the 49ers, Browns, and most recently the Broncos. Adams generally struggled in Denver, starting 27 games over two seasons but grading out poorly in pass coverage. Adams, 33, will compete with Delano Howell and Sergio Brown for the starting safety spot opposite entrenched starter LaRon Landry. There's no noticeable upgrade to the Colts' weak safety corps here.
Jun 14 - 9:17 AM

Free agent S Mike Adams said he's anxious about getting a job for this season.

Adams, now 33, was an every-down player for the Broncos from Week 12 on last season. "I can't fathom me going out like this," he said. "I can't imagine losing a big game and not even having another opportunity to step on the field. That's why the anxiety is picking up with me." Adams is not expected to get another chance in Denver with Rahim Moore healthy and T.J. Ward in town. His career is on thin ice.
Jun 11 - 9:02 AM

Broncos signed S Mike Adams, formerly of the Browns, to a two-year contract.

Adams started all 16 games at free safety last season, excelling in coverage for the Browns. He confirmed he's ticketed for the same position in Denver, which bodes poorly for 2011 second-rounder Rahim Moore, whose natural position is free. Quinton Carter may have the edge for the strong safety job.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Free agent S Mike Adams has scheduled a visit with the Broncos.

Adams tweeted that he's heading to the airport for a flight to Denver. Searching for a strong safety to replace Brian Dawkins, the Broncos hosted Brandon Meriweather Tuesday night.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 03:12:00 PM

Free agent safety Mike Adams has received interest from four teams since free agency started.

Interest is a lot different than "serious interest" or a contract offer. The Browns want to keep Adams, a 16-game starter last year. Usama Young would be the in-house candidate to replace Adams if the free safety leaves.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 11:31:00 AM

In addition to CB Dimitri Patterson, Browns GM Tom Heckert hopes to re-sign FS Mike Adams.

A 16-game starter for the first time in his eight-year career, Adams recorded 41 tackles, six passes defensed, and three picks last season while playing more snaps than any Browns safety. He said in December that he hopes to be back in Cleveland.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 09:10:00 AM

Impending free agent FS Mike Adams says he hopes to re-sign with the Browns this offseason.

"It's my first choice, but I have to embrace change if change happens," he said. "I've been around this business a long time." Adams revealed that there's "been no numbers, no contract talk" between the two sides. Set to turn 31 in May, Adams has been a top-30 NFL safety this season per Pro Football Focus.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 11:32:00 PM

Mike Adams is listed ahead of Usama Young as the Browns starting free safety.

Young was brought in from New Orleans to be the starter, but a hamstring injury crippled his camp. Strong safety T.J. Ward remains the player in this secondary to target in IDP circles.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 11:17:00 AM

Browns GM Tom Heckert indicated that Mike Adams will battle Usama Young for the starting free safety job.

Young was brought in last week on a three-year, $6 million contract and we give him a slight edge on talent level in this battle. Heckert also confirmed that T.J. Ward will be kicking to strong safety.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 11:47:00 AM

GM Tom Heckert indicated Tuesday that Mike Adams is currently "penciled in" as a starting safety opposite T.J. Ward.

Heckert also confirmed that safety will be a priority once the lockout is lifted. Free agent Abram Elam, an Eric Mangini favorite, does not appear to be in the Browns' 2011 plans. Donte Whitner, who played under new coordinator Dick Jauron in Buffalo, makes a lot of sense. He's also a native of Cleveland.
Tue, Jun 7, 2011 06:44:00 PM

Browns CB Mike Adams (abdomen) has been ruled out for Week 11 at Jacksonville.

Cleveland's 23rd-ranked pass defense will need all the help it can get against the red-hot David Garrard, who has made a career off of home cooking against bad teams. Joe Haden is expected to take over nickel back duties while Adams is out. We have Garrard ranked as our No. 11 fantasy QB for Week 11.
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 07:55:00 PM

The Browns have moved Mike Adams from safety to cornerback.

Adams is expected to be Cleveland's new slot corner in nickel packages. The team's starting free safety last year, Adams has been supplanted by rookie T.J. Ward. Abe Elam and Larry Asante will compete in camp at strong safety.
Sun, Jun 6, 2010 03:14:00 AM

Mike Adams graded out higher than Brandon McDonald last season, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

McDonald became an immediate starter as a rookie, but was eventually benched in favor of the mediocre Adams. With Sheldon Brown and Eric Wright now looking locked in as the starting corners, McDonald could be on the roster bubble. Adams will lose his job if the Browns draft Eric Berry.
Sun, Apr 4, 2010 09:07:00 AM

Browns re-signed S Mike Adams to a three-year, $4.1 million contract.

Adams' versatility work got him some interest from the Packers and Patriots, but he wasn't offered much to leave. Though he may end up starting if the Browns can't find a replacement for Sean Jones, Adams signed for backup money. The Browns definitely will have to find a better strong safety. Adams isn't much of a tackler or built (5'11/195) to hold up in a run-support role.
Thu, Mar 5, 2009 09:44:00 PM

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