Adams announced his retirement from football Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The 38-year-old safety was a 16-game starter as recently as 2018, which capped off a stretch of five consecutive seasons with multiple interceptions and 69 or more tackles. Adams then spent 2019 in a backup role with the Texans, his sixth team in 16 professional seasons. He got the start in 149 of his 228 career regular-season appearances, piling up 935 tackles, 90 pass defenses, 30 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries, 13 forced fumbles and six sacks. Adams had a late peak in 2014 and 2015 for the Colts, picking off five passes and earning a Pro Bowl nod in both seasons.
Adams (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Adams has missed two straight contests while nursing a concussion, but he now appears ready to retake the field. His return will provide a notable boost to Houston's depth in the secondary for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Adams (concussion) won't play in Thursday's matchup against the Colts.
Adams was active for Week 11's loss to the Ravens but didn't play after suffering a concussion during warmups. The 38-year-old safety didn't make enough progress in the league's concussion protocol on the short week, so he'll watch a second straight game from the sidelines. Justin Reid (concussion) is also ruled out, so Tashaun Gipson (back) -- he's listed as questionable -- A.J. Moore and Jahleel Addae will round out the team's safety corps.
Adams suffered a concussion during warmups and is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Adams absence hurts the Texans' secondary depth, but the team still has four healthy safeties. The 38-year-old will look to make a quick turnaround for Thursday's matchup against the Colts.
Adams signed with the Texans on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The Texans are struggling defensively, as they've allowed 259 passing yards per game (ranked 20th) and 114 rushing yards per game (16th) through four games. Adams, who turned 38 years old in March, provides a veteran presence to complement safeties Justin Reid and Tashaun Gipson. He was a starter for the Panthers last year, registering 75 tackles, six pass breakups and three interceptions. It's unclear how much he'll play for the Texans, but it looks like he could fill in as a nickel safety.
Adams will not re-sign with the Panthers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Adams was a 16-game starter the past two seasons in Carolina, averaging 72 tackles, eight passes defensed and 2.5 interceptions, though he struggled in coverage during the 2018 campaign. The Panthers hope to get younger and faster on defense, albeit without an obvious replacement on the roster to start alongside Eric Reid at safety. The team may look to the draft to address its deficiency, while Adams will hit the open market in mid-March shortly before he celebrates his 38th birthday. He has already announced his intention to continue playing football for at least one more season.
Adams finished the 2018 regular season with 75 tackles (47 solo) and three interceptions on six passes defended in 16 games played.
Adams remains a productive player despite being 37 years old, as he's now topped 60 tackles in all but four of his 15 seasons. That includes eight straight campaigns with that achievement, which should result in interest in him as he becomes a free agent this offseason. The veteran ranked fourth on the Panthers in tackles, trailing only linebackers Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson.
Adams recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Adams' nine tackles Sunday is his season high through 10 games. The veteran safety has been a consistent performer for the Panthers this season. He's on pace for a career high in tackles in what is his age-37 season. He'll look to continue the strong play next week, when Carolina takes on the Seahawks.
Adams recorded three tackles, all solo, an interception and a pass defensed across 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Ravens.
Adams now has three interceptions on the year, which surpasses his season-total from each of the last two seasons. The 37-year-old hasn't lost a step this season, as he played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday -- bringing his season-total snap count to 448 (99 percent).
Adams recorded six tackles (five solo), two interceptions and two passes defensed across 56 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The veteran safety doubled down on interceptions Sunday, snagging his first picks since Week 9 of last season. The initial one came with the Giants driving into the red zone late in the third quarter. His second came early in the fourth with the Giants trailing by 11.
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 (shoulder) isn't practicing Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Adams sustained a shoulder stinger during last week's victory over the Falcons. It's possible the Panthers coaching staff is simply giving him extra time off to fully recover. Thus, his availability for Monday's matchup with the Dolphins doesn't seem to be in danger quite yet.
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.
Adams suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's win over the Falcons and did not return.
Adams sustained the injury while making a tackle in the fourth quarter and he was designated questionable to return. There hasn't been an update on the severity of the injury. Jarius Byrd stepped in at strong safety in his absence.
Adams made three solo tackles and hauled in an interception Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Although Adams was low on tackles Sunday, it was a good sign that he was able to force his first turnover of the season. However, he remains inconsistent in his tackle count, so it's risky to summon him as an IDP asset at this time.
Adams posted eight tackles (three solo) in Thursday night's 28-23 loss to the Eagles.
Adams led the Panthers in stops, bringing his tally to 30 through six games, which is good for fifth on Carolina thus far.
The Panthers signed Adams to play strong safety in 2017, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
The 36-year-old veteran recorded just two passes defended last season -- his lowest total since his 2007 campaign with the Browns. However, Adams still cranked out 79 tackles -- the third-highest mark of his career -- and notched another pair of forced fumbles to boot. Since his skills in coverage might be at a lesser level than that of his in the run game at this stage of his career, it makes sense for Adams to plug in at strong safety with the Panthers, where he'll get to play closer to the line of scrimmage. In turn, Kurt Coleman will be able to move back to his natural free safety position.
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