Adderley tallied five tackles in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Chiefs. He finished the 2020 season with 69 tackles, one interception, three passes defended and 318 kick-return yards.
The loss of Derwin James (knee) in August opened the door for the 2019 second-round pick to make a case for a starting safety job. For the most part, Adderley outplayed expectations. While the likes of Rayshawn Jenkins and Jahleel Addae operated closer to the line of scrimmage, the 23-year-old took advantage as the coverage safety in his first extended action as a pro. Too often Adderley wound up burned in single-coverage situations, but the return of James should give the Chargers, and Adderley, some flexibility when it comes to the positioning of their safeties. Both Jenkins and Addae will be unrestricted free agents entering the 2020 offseason, leaving Adderley in prime position to build off the positive momentum as a starter in 2021.
Adderley (shoulder) was a full participant during the Chargers' practice session Wednesday.
Adderley suffered a shoulder injury and was subsequently pulled from the Chargers' Week 14 win over Atlanta. The issue held the 2019 second-round draft choice out of the lineup last Thursday night against Las Vegas, but it appears he's on a positive trajectory toward suiting up Week 16. On defense, he faces a Broncos quarterback in Drew Lock who ranks second in the NFL in interceptions thrown (13), while on special teams, the Delaware product finds himself coming off a Week 14 performance that consisted of a 76-yard kick return.
Adderley (shoulder) is officially inactive for Thursday's divisional matchup with Las Vegas.
Adderley failed to practice Wednesday due to the back injury and came into the game deemed doubtful, so this news isn't quite surprising. Adderley suffered the shoulder injury in last week's win over the Falcons, but he'll get a few extra days of rest to prepare for Week 16 against Denver. With the second-year pro sidelined, look for Jahleel Addae to draw the start at free safety for Week 15.
Adderley (shoulder) is doubtful to play in Thursday's game against the Raiders.
Adderley was downgraded to a nonparticipant at Wednesday's practice after a limited showing Tuesday, so he's not expected to partake in Thursday's game. The second-year pro suffered the injury in last week's win over the Falcons, as he'll get a few extra days of rest to be ready for Week 16 against the Broncos. Look for Jahleel Addae to draw the start at free safety in the likely even that Adderley is officially ruled out for Thursday's game.
Coach Anthony Lynn said that Adderley (undisclosed) was pulled from Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons because he was "banged up," Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Adderley was taken out of Sunday's win in the second half due to injury rather than performance concerns. As such, the starting safety's participation in practice will be worth close monitoring ahead of Thursday's game in Las Vegas.
Adderley registered a team-high eight tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Dolphins.
Adderley has quietly put together an excellent debut after seeing his rookie season essentially wiped out due to injury. The Chargers tend to deploy their safeties in a number of different ways, making it hard to count on any sort of guaranteed tackle totals, but it's worth nothing Adderley has registered 20 tackles over the last three weeks and should have had his second career interception on a tipped pass if not for an overzealous Willie Mays-style backward attempt by a teammate. Against a run-oriented Jets offense, expect to see plenty of Adderley again in Week 11.
Adderley recorded seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Broncos, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Adderley produced his highest tackle count since Week 3 to finish with a team high in stops Sunday. The second-year safety out of Delaware has developed into an every-snap player this season, but his IDP upside remains low based on his average of 4.3 tackles per game.
Adderley registered nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Adderley briefly left the game after suffering what looked like a lower-body injury in the first half, but returned to begin the third quarter. The 2019 second-round pick has put together a promising start to his career after missing most of his rookie campaign due to a lingering hamstring injury. It's unlikely Adderley will pile together such a large tackle figure most weeks, but the Chargers' defense tends to put safeties in a solid spot to be respectable IDP options in a pinch.
Adderley has recovered from the hamstring injury that ended his 2019 season, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Adderley was selected by the Chargers in the second-round of the 2019 draft. He only ended up seeing action in four games before landing on injured reserve. At this point, it isn't clear how the team's secondary will shape out, but the 23-year-old is considered a wildcard and could potentially play a significant role.
Adderley (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Adderley will see his rookie season come to a premature end, having only played 10 defensive snaps in four games. The 2019 second-round pick was expected to be a critical factor in the Chargers' secondary depth, but a hamstring injury prior to training camp ultimately forced him to miss the opening three exhibition contests. After playing in four regular-season games, the injury will now cost Adderley the rest of the campaign.
Adderley (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago.
Adderley didn't practice this week and will miss his fourth consecutive game. The 22-year-old played only 10 defensive snaps through four games before suffering the injury, so his absence is unlikely to significantly impact the Chargers.
Adderley (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Titans.
Adderley is primarily a depth safety and contributor on special teams, so his absence is unlikely to have much of an impact. His next chance to suit up will be in Week 8 versus the Bears.
Adderley (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Adderley will watch his second straight game from the sidelines. His role is mainly on special teams, so it shouldn't shake up the defensive dynamic unless there are injuries in the secondary.
Adderley (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
There's still a glimmer of hope that Adderley will play, but he was also listed as doubtful last week against the Broncos before ultimately sitting that one out. Adderley was unable to practice Friday.
Adderley (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.
Adderley was initially listed as doubtful, so this isn't a surprising move. The rookie second-round pick served mainly on special teams through the first four games, and he'll look to get healthy for Week 6's game versus the Steelers.
Adderley (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.
Adderley was a new addition to the injury report Wednesday and hasn't been able to shake the issue. If he in fact sits out, his absence will mainly be felt on special teams.
Adderley (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Adderley dealt with a hamstring injury during the preseason, but it isn't clear if this is a related issue. Regardless, the 22-year-old has registered a majority of his snaps on special teams, so his absence wouldn't shake up the defensive dynamic in Sunday's game versus the Broncos.
Adderley has played just one defensive snap through three games.
Head coach Anthony Lynn suggested the 2019 second-round pick could find his way onto the field in obvious passing situations, but that free safety Rayshawn Jenkins is "playing at an elite level" thus blocking the playmaking rookie from seeing more time. It's clear the Chargers need to do something different after three weeks considering the team has just two interceptions to date, but it might take a slip in performance from Jenkins in order to warrant Adderley hitting the field.
Adderley (hamstring) recorded two tackles, one interception and three pass defenses in the 27-24 preseason win Thursday over the 49ers.
It's clear now the Chargers were simply playing it safe with their 2019 second-round pick, as Adderley played 71 percent of the team's defensive snaps despite missing the entire preseason prior to Thursday with a hamstring injury. As a result, the 22-year-old is poised to make his regular-season debut Week 1, and he'll likely will be plenty busy alongside safeties Adrian Phillips, Jaylen Watkins and Rayshawn Jenkins as the trio look to fill in for 2018 All-Pro Derwin James (foot).
Head coach Anthony Lynn said Adderley (hamstring) won't play in Saturday's preseason contest against Seattle, but he wants the rookie to play against San Francisco on Aug. 29, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Adderley has yet to play in the preseason, which has forced him to yield reps to Rayshawn Jenkins, who is also gunning for the starting strong safety gig. Jenkins will likely see much of the work in Saturday's contest as well with Adderley still sidelined.
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