Adams finished with 69 tackles (48 solo), two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two fumbles forced in 16 games played this season. Adams, who joined the Panthers last offseason, tied for the team high by having a hand in six turnovers forced. While that boosted his value, the 36-year-old posted his fewest tackles since 2013. Nonetheless, he still ranked fifth on Carolina in stops, and will be back in 2018 for the final year of his contract.
Adams recorded six tackles (five solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's win over the Packers. Adams played 91 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps Sunday (64). His fumble recovery came late in the fourth quarter on the Packers' final offensive drive, with Aaron Rodgers marching the team down the field, threatening to tie the contest. He'll now be tasked with containing the Buccaneers' passing offense as the Panthers remain in the thick of the playoff race.
Adams was a full participant at Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury. Adams' full participation Thursday has him on track to play in Sunday's game against the Saints. The safety and the rest of Carolina's defense will look to slow down New Orleans' red-hot rushing attack.
Adams was a full participant in Friday's practice after dealing with a shoulder stinger and concussion-like symptoms, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Adams suffered a shoulder injury during the Panthers' Week 9 victory over the Falcons and was apparently also treated for concussion-like symptoms. The latter was not originally reported, but his full participation at Friday's practice indicates he is on track to play in Week 10.
Adams sustained a shoulder stinger in Sunday's win over the Falcons and will undergo X-rays, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Adams indicated that he "should be fine," but will still undergo medical testing. Jarius Byrd likely would fill in at strong safety should Adams be forced to miss anything more than practice time.