Colts sign veteran safety Mike Adams: Impact on Colts


Earlier this morning Colts signed 10 year veteran safety Mike Adams. Adams spent the last two seasons with the Denver Broncos, and before that time with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.

During his 10 seasons in the NFL, he has amassed 542 tackles, five sacks, 13 interceptions, and four forced fumbles. His best season came in 2011 with the Browns, where he played in all 16 games, totaled 64 tackles, forced one fumble, and had three interceptions.

Adams was brought in to add depth in the secondary, with Antoine Bethea leaving during free agency for the 49ers. The Colts were expected to draft a safety in the draft, but Ryan Grigson elected to pass on one.

Delano Howell is expected to become the starter opposite of LaRon Landry, but Adams will be able to help provide leadership and experience right away.

Adams played all 16 regular season games for the AFC champions last season, making seven starts. He totaled 64 tackles, and one interception. While he may be on the downward slope of his career, he will provide an immediate boost to the Colts defensive secondary, who ranked 13th against the pass a season ago. The Colts gave up the 7th most completions in 2013 with 324.

With Vontae Davis being locked-up for long term now, the Colts shifted their focus on providing more depth around him and Landry. Adams will be able to play either safety position for the Colts, something the Colts desperately needed as Landry has a history of injuries.

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