The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to contract terms with free agent safety Mike Adams, according to a report from the team.
Adams spent the last two season with the AFC Champion Denver Broncos, and in 2012 posted career highs in tackles (80) and passes defensed (11). Prior to the Broncos, he played five seasons with the Cleveland Browns and and three with the San Francisco 49ers. He was released by the Broncos in May
The former undrafted free agent out of Delaware will be a solid addition to the Colts’ secondary, and will provide depth for Chuck Pagano’s defensive team.
The 5-11, 200-pound Adams has played in 146 NFL games (73 starts) during his his 10-year career, while registering 488 tackles (368 solo), 55 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 5.0 sacks. He has four postseason starts where he recorded 14 solo tackles and two passes defensed.
Adams is a solid player with a great reputation as a team guy and locker room leader. If nothing else, the Colts picked up a veteran defender who can help some of their young talent learn the NFL game. He’s also a durable player, having played in all 16 games for three straight seasons.
Terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed.
Indianapolis won the AFC South in 2013 with an 11-5 record, but finished 20th in the league in total defense and 13th in the league in pass defense, giving up nearly 232 yards in the air per game. Not a horrible stat, but some improvement could be found, and Adams might be a step in that direction.