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Mike Adams | Tackle | #76

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 323
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (56) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Bears signed OT Mike Adams.
Adams was the 56th overall pick in the 2012 draft and spent the first four years of his career with the Steelers before being cut in May. He missed all of last year with a back injury that required surgery. Adams will compete for a swing-tackle job behind starters LT Charles Leno and RT Bobby Massie. Aug 10 - 1:42 PM

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Steelers waived OT Mike Adams (back) with a failed physical designation.

Adams was originally set to become a free agent this offseason, but his contract tolled after he missed all of last season with a back injury which reportedly did not respond well to surgery. The same back injury likely led to the failed physical tag. With his health uncertain, Adams' NFL future is completely up in the air. Pittsburgh also cut K Ty Long and RB Abou Toure.
May 5 - 10:07 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette reports OT Mike Adams did not respond well to back surgery last season.

Adams was only expected to miss a month after offseason back surgery, but he sat on the PUP list all season. Bouchette cautioned not to expect "much of anything" from Adams until he proves his health. A second-round pick in 2012, Adams is scheduled to earn $873,225 in the final year of his deal.
Feb 22 - 12:38 PM

Steelers OT Mike Adams (PUP, back) will not become a free agent this offseason because his contract tolled in 2015.

Adams was originally scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the completion of his rookie deal, but he ended up spending all season on the PUP list with a back injury. A clause in the CBA states a player's contract "will not be tolled for the period he is on PUP, except in the last year of his contract." Adams will again make his $873,225 base salary from 2015 next season, which will be the final year of his deal.
Feb 2 - 12:07 PM

The Steelers failed to activate OT Mike Adams (back) from reserve/PUP, ending his season.

Adams showed up to camp coming off back surgery and never practiced once with the team. The former second-round pick will be a free agent in March.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Steelers placed OT Mike Adams on the reserve/PUP list.

A total flop as the 56th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, Adams showed up to Steelers camp with a back injury and never got into a practice. Pittsburgh has a lot of talent in the skill positions, but has struggled drafting during the tenure of GM Kevin Colbert. Adams has been a huge miss.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Steelers placed OT Mike Adams (back) on the active/PUP list.

Adams is recovering from a back procedure. He's expected to be sidelined four weeks, costing him all of training camp. When healthy, Adams will serve in a swing role behind Kelvin Beachum and Marcus Gilbert.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 05:21:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ray Fittipaldo said Steelers T Mike Adams has had a "dismal start to training camp."

A 2012 second-round pick, Adams has been dreadful in 16 career starts, and has apparently looked equally bad in camp. Adams is unlikely to push incumbent left tackle Kelvin Beachum for snaps this season.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:37:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicates Kelvin Beachum will have to hold off Mike Adams for the Steelers' starting left tackle job.

Beachum started 11 of the final 12 games on Ben Roethlisberger's blind side last season after Adams was destroyed in pass protection the first four games, yielding four sacks and 13 hurries. Adams has the draft pedigree as a former second-rounder, but Beachum is a technician and has consistently proved he can play. New OL coach Mike Munchak will try to turn Adams' career around.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Steelers 2012 second-round pick Mike Adams is expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's swing tackle.

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Adams "has a long way to go" to push either LT Kelvin Beachum or RT Marcus Gilbert. Adams has flashed run-blocking prowess through two NFL seasons, but he's been a major liability in pass protection.
Sun, May 25, 2014 04:47:00 PM

The jury found the three men accused of stabbing Steelers OT Mike Adams last year not guilty on Wednesday.

Adams was assaulted and stabbed in an alleged carjacking last June. He avoided major internal injuries. The defense claimed Adams started a fight that Saturday morning. With Adams having a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, it was hard for the jury to believe his story. The former second-round pick hopes to jumpstart his career under new OL coach Mike Munchak, though Adams is likely to open the season as Pittsburgh's swing tackle.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Steelers OT Mike Adams is expected to be one of new OL coach Mike Munchak's "pet projects."

Adams, the 56th pick in the 2012 draft, started the first four games of last season at left tackle but gave up four sacks and a whopping 19 pressures. He was benched in favor of Kelvin Beachum and relegated to backup duties for much of the remainder of the season. Munchak is one of the most well-respected line coaches in the league. Adams could be in the mix to start at right tackle.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Steelers LT Mike Adams has lost his starting job.

The Steelers will go with one of Levi Brown or Kelvin Beachum in Week 6. Through four games, Adams graded out as the eighth worst tackle by Pro Football Focus and has been demoted to third-string duties.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Mike Adams is expected to be the Steelers' Opening Day starter at left tackle.

Coaches were disappointed with Marcus Gilbert's early-camp showing on Ben Roethlisberger's blindside, and have flipped the tackles. Adams is a bit of a question mark because he was beaten repeatedly in pass pro early last year before finishing strong, particularly as a run blocker. The Steelers want to become more of a run-minded team on the strength of Le'Veon Bell's legs.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 09:42:00 PM

Steelers RT Mike Adams (stab wounds) has been medically cleared for the start of training camp.

Adams suffered the stab wounds during a late-May incident where he was allegedly defending himself in a robbery attempt, although the "robbers" have since claimed Adams was the aggressor. Adams was never changed with a crime and remains penned in as Pittsburgh's starting right tackle.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:24:00 PM

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