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Andrew Adams (American football)

Andrew Adams (born October 28, 1992) is an American football safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Connecticut Huskies.[1]

Andrew Adams
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Adams in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 39 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1992-10-28) October 28, 1992 (age 27)
Fayetteville, Georgia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodward Academy
(College Park, Georgia)
College:Connecticut
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Total tackles:137
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:17
Interceptions:5
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Andrew Adams started 33 games over the course of his college tenure including all 12 in 2014 and all 13 in 2015. He was one of four captains his senior year with the Huskies. Led the Huskies with 103 tackles as well as adding three interceptions and seven passes defended in his final season as a Husky.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
4.54 s 1.54 s 2.60 s 4.32 s 6.96 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
24 reps
All values from UConn’s Pro Day[2]

New York GiantsEdit

2016Edit

On May 1, 2016, the New York Giants signed Adams to a three-year, $1.62 million contract as an undrafted free agent.[3][4]

On September 3, 2016, the New York Giants waived Adams as part of their final roster cuts, but signed him to their practice squad the following day.[5][6] On September 23, 2016, Adams was promoted from practice squad to the active roster.[7] On September 25, 2016, Adams made one tackle during a 29–27 loss against the Washington Redskins in Week 3. On October 3, 2016, Adams earned his first career start after starting free safety Darian Thompson suffered a foot injury and backup Nat Berhe was inactive due to a concussion.[8][9] He finished the Giants’ 24–10 loss at the Minnesota Vikings with six combined tackles and one pass deflection. On November 6, 2016, Adams collected a season-high nine combined tackles, deflected two passes, and made his first career interception during a 28–23 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9. Adams intercepted a pass by Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz, that was initially intended for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, and returned it for a 19-yard gain in the first quarter.[10] He finished his rookie season in 2016 with 46 combined tackles (31 solo), five pass deflections, and one interception in 14 games and 13 starts.[11] He received an overall grade of 79.4 from Pro Football Focus, which was the second best grade among rookie safeties in 2016 behind Keanu Neal (80.8).[12]

2017Edit

During training camp, Adams competed to be a starting free safety against Darian Thompson.[13] Head coach Ben McAdoo named Adams the backup free safety, behind Darian Thompson, to start the regular season.[14] In Week 17, he collected a season-high seven solo tackles and deflected a pass during a 18–10 win against the Washington Redskins.[15] On December 4, 2017, the New York Giants fired head coach Ben McAdoo after they fell to a 2–10 record.[16] He finished the 2017 NFL season with 34 solo tackles and two pass deflections in 16 games and four starts.[11]

2018Edit

During training camp, Adams competed against Darian Thompson to be the starting free safety.[17] On September 1, 2018, the New York Giants officially waived Adams.[18]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On September 26, 2018, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Adams after placing Chris Conte on injured reserve.[19] Head coach Dirk Koetter named Adams the backup free safety behind Jordan Whitehead. On December 2, 2018, Adams made one tackle, three pass deflections, and made a career-high three interceptions during a 24–17 victory against the Carolina Panthers.[20] In Week 15, Adams collected a season-high seven combined tackles and deflected a pass as the Buccaneers lost 27-20 at the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the season with 38 combined tackles (29 solo), nine pass deflections, and four interceptions in 13 games and four starts.[11]

Detroit LionsEdit

On March 14, 2019, Adams signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[21] He was released during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[22]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second stint)Edit

On September 10, 2019, Adams was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[23] In week 8 against the Tennessee Titans, Adams forced a fumble on Derrick Henry which was recovered by teammate Vernon Hargreaves in the 27-23 loss. [24]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack FF FR Yds INT Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2016 NYG 14 13 46 31 15 0.0 0 0 0 1 19 19.0 19 0 5
2017 NYG 16 4 34 34 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2018 TB 13 4 38 29 9 0.0 0 0 0 4 24 6.0 16 0 9
Career 43 21 118 94 24 0.0 1 0 0 5 53 10.6 19 0 16

Buccaneers franchise recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "22 – Andrew Adams". www.uconnhuskies.com. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Andrew Adams, DS #13 FS, Connecticut". DraftScout.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Eisen, Michael (May 6, 2016). "Giants sign four draft picks & 14 undrafted free agents". Giants.com. Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Spotrac.com: Andrew Adams contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 3, 2016). "New York Giants announce 20 roster moves". Giants.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 4, 2016). "Giants announce practice squad; claim DT Robert Thomas". Giants.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 23, 2016). "Giants promote safety Andrew Adams". Giants.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Giants' Injury News: Mark Herzlich & Nat Berhe out (concussions)". bigblueview.com. November 27, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Giants rookie Andrew Adams ready to erase memory of costly penalty". NJ.com. September 30, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants - November 6th, 2016". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c "NFL Player stats: Andrew Adams (career)". NFL.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Giants' Andrew Adams is latest example draft goes beyond Round 7". ESPN.com. April 24, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Giants will have open competition for final safety spot". 247sports.com. June 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "A look at the depth chart for the 2017 Giants". northjersey.com. September 9, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "NFL Player stats: Andrew Adams (2017)". NFL.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "New York Giants fire coach Ben McAdoo after 2-10 start". NFL.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  17. ^ "Giants' Andrew Adams, Darian Thompson enjoying friendly competition". giantswire.usatoday.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  18. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2018). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Giants.com.
  19. ^ Smith, Scott (September 26, 2018). "Bucs Sign Safety Andrew Adams". Buccaneers.com.
  20. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Recap: The Andrew Adams Show". BucsNation.com. December 2, 2018.
  21. ^ "Lions sign free agents OL Oday Aboushi and S Andrew Adams". Detroit Lions. March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  22. ^ Mullenax, Steven. "Detroit Lions 2019 roster cuts tracker (updated)". SideLionReport.com. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  23. ^ Smith, Scott (September 10, 2019). "Justin Evans Lands on IR Amid Round of Roster Moves". Buccaneers.com.
  24. ^ "Titans force 4 turnovers by Winston, hold off Tampa Bay". www.espn.com. October 27, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.

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