Adams was placed on the Colts' reserve/retired list Monday.
Adams signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts in February after spending the 2017 season on the Vikings' 53-man roster and eventually practice squad. The 2017 fifth-rounder will retire without having appeared in an NFL game.
Adams signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Friday.
Adams, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 draft by the Vikings, was waived in late October and joined the team's practice squad shortly thereafter for the remainder of the season. He'll now spend the offseason with the Colts and have the opportunity to earn a spot on their final roster during training camp.
The Vikings signed Adams to their practice squad Wednesday.
After being cut loose from the 53-man roster earlier this week following the Vikings' pickup of running back Mack Brown, Adams will remain in the organization as a practice player after going unclaimed off waivers. A fifth-round rookie out of South Florida, Adams suited up for the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Browns, but didn't play any snaps on offense or special teams.
Adams was waived by the Vikings on Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Adams' solid preseason was enough to earn him a roster spot in September, but he was a healthy scratch for all eight games this season. The 23-year-old is a candidate for the Vikings' practice squad if he clears waivers.
Adams had three receptions for 35 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win over the 49ers. He also added a 32-yard punt return.
Adams may have lost the kick return job after he lost a fumble on a kickoff return last week and Jerick McKinnon returned a kickoff for a touchdown on Sunday. Adams has 12 receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns this preseason, so he'll likely make the final roster as depth receiver and special teams player.
Adams had four receptions for 26 yards, returned a punt for nine yards and had two kickoffs for 17 yards. However, he lost a fumble on a kickoff return.
Adams' fumble was costly as it give Seattle great field position. Adams was thought to be the favorite for the kick return job, but ball security issues could cost him the role. Jerick McKinnon and seventh-rounder Stacy Coley are also in the mix for the kickoff return job.
Adams is the leading candidate to win the kick return job in place of Cordarrelle Patterson, who left in free agency, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Adams, a fifth-round 2017 draft pick, will try to make the 53-man roster as a receiver, so winning the kick return job could help his standing. Still, it's a wide-open competition with Jerick McKinnon and seventh-rounder Stacy Coley also in the mix.
The VIkings selected Adams in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 170th overall.
Adams (6-foot-1, 189 pounds) is a lean wideout with standout running skills for the position. In addition to 67 catches for 822 yards and five touchdowns on 98 targets, he finished the 2016 season with 23 carries for 231 yards and five touchdowns. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the Combine, so the explosiveness he showed in college should translate at the NFL level. He'll compete for a backup role at receiver.