Steelers to try Mike Adams at tight end

Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass as offensive tackle Mike Adams (76) blocks for him against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams has been a huge disappointment since the team selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Now, the team is hoping that some extra work at tight end will be what he needs to kick start his career and give them the return on their investment that they were hoping for.

Kelvin Beachum has taken over at left tackle for the struggling Adams, so now he will see most of his work at tight end.

“I think that’s a testament to him and his mental toughness to overcome some negativity,” offensive coordinator Todd Haley said this week, per the Beaver County Times.

Adams can help out with the blocking as a tight end, which is a positive for the team because they don’t need to trust him to take on a defender one-on-one. Of course, Adams won’t be threatening anyone with his pass catching.

All this move does is show that the team is desperate to get things turned around and they are willing to attempt anything.

Topics: Mike Adams, Pittsburgh Steelers

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