AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-3-0 13-4-0
3-3-0 11-6-0
5-1-0 10-7-0
1-5-0 9-8-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 7 0.0 1 0 0
Post Season

Top Matthew Adams News

  • Browns' Matthew Adams: Back at practice

    Adams (calf) returned to practice Tuesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    Adams had been sidelined for most of camp. The veteran linebacker and special teams player signed a one-year deal with Cleveland in the offseason after spending last season with the Bears.

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  • Browns' Matthew Adams: Dealing with calf injury

    Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Thursday that Adams (calf) will miss a couple of weeks, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Adams has mostly contributed on special teams in his five-year NFL career but was able to record 187 snaps on defense and 26 tackles last year with the Bears, both of which were the most since 2018. The timing of Adams' injury could make it difficult for him to get healthy in time for the Aug. 3 preseason matchup against the Jets, but it could be more doable for him to be back for the Browns' Aug. 11 encounter with the Commanders. Once healthy, he's set to compete for a depth/special teams role.

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  • Browns' Matt Adams: Heads to Cleveland

    The Browns signed Adams on Tuesday.

    Adams posted 26 tackles across 10 games for the Bears in 2022, but the majority of his production came over the final seven weeks of the season. The 2018 seventh-round pick started his career with the Colts and worked with current Browns special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone, who held the same title during Adams' time in Indianapolis.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Set for free agency

    Adams notched two tackles in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 26 tackles and a forced fumble over 10 games played.

    Adams missed seven games with a calf injury, and in the nine games he played, he had two or fewer tackles in six of them. However, on a per-game basis, this was the most productive year of his five-year career. After playing about 20 snaps per game, he'll likely compete for a depth role next year as an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Activated from IR

    The Bears activated Adams (calf) from injured reserve Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Adams resumed practicing last week, and Chicago has seen enough to now bring him back to the active roster. That puts the 26-year-old on track to resume handling a depth role on defense beginning with Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Will practice Wednesday

    Chicago designated Adams (calf) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Adams was placed on IR in mid-October due to a calf injury, but he'll return to practice Wednesday. With the move, Chicago opens up a 21-day window for the linebacker to be added to the active roster, but if he isn't, Adams will revert to IR for the remainder of the campaign.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Goes on injured reserve

    Adams (calf) was placed on IR on Tuesday.

    Adams left Sunday's loss the Vikings early with the injury, then was a DNP on the team's estimated practice report Monday. The fifth-year linebacker has struggled to stay healthy this season, already missing Weeks 3 and 4 due to a hamstring injury. He'll now be forced to miss at least the next four weeks, with a return of Nov. 13 against the Lions being his earliest eligibility.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Estimated DNP

    Adams (calf) was a non-participant in the Bears' estimated practice report Monday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

    Adams continues to deal with injuries, as he missed Week 3 and 4 with a hamstring issue. He then suffered a calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Vikings that forced his early exit. With the Bears on a short week and hosting the Commanders on Thursday, Adams will need to make a quick recovery to be active for the game.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Suffers calf injury Sunday

    Adams is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to a calf injury, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Adams missed the team's previous two games due to a hamstring injury but returned to full practices ahead of Week 5 and was cleared for action. He recorded one tackle before leaving the game in the second half due to a new calf injury. In his absence, Joe Thomas and Jack Sanborn are candidates for increased roles.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Back in full Thursday

    Adams (hamstring) was listed as a full participant on the Bears' injury report Thursday.

    Adams has been sidelined for Chicago's last two games while dealing with a hamstring injury, which kept him limited during practice Wednesday as well. The 26-year-old recorded six tackles while playing just under half of his 73 total snaps on defense over the first two weeks, and he should see a consistent role in both phases moving forward.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Officially out

    Adams (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Giants.

    Adams was considered doubtful coming into the day, so his absence is not a surprise. Joe Thomas, who was recently signed to the active roster, will likely see the majority of snaps at outside linebacker.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Unlikely to play Sunday

    Adams (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday against the Giants.

    Adams was able to log a limited practice Friday after logging DNP's on Wednesday and Thursday, but that may not be enough for the 26-year-old to take the field Sunday. Assuming he is out, recent signee to the active roster Joe Thomas will likely be looking at an increased snap count.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Out for Week 3

    Adams (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

    Adams practiced in full Wednesday, only to miss practice the rest of the week. He played primarily on special teams through the first two games of the season, logging six total tackles.

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  • Bears' Matt Adams: Back in action Saturday

    Adams (shoulder) recorded four tackles during the Bears' preseason finale against the Browns.

    Adams suffered a right shoulder injury during Chicago's previous preseason outing against Seattle, though he looks to be healthy once again given his participation Saturday. The fifth-year linebacker recorded 10 tackles while playing all but one of his 349 total snaps on special teams with the Colts last year, and his familiarity with new Bears head coach Matt Eberflus should greatly improve his chances of surviving the team's final roster cuts Tuesday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 229 lbs
Birthplace: Cleveland, MS
Age: 28
School: Houston
Experience: 6