Mike Adams
Mike Adams
38-Year-Old SafetyS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
In Adams' first season with the Panthers, he finished fifth on the team in tackles. Despite being 37 years old, he figures to maintain his starting position this season, offering veteran leadership at the back end of Carolina's defense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.2 million contract with the Panthers in March of 2017.
Won't stay with Panthers
SCarolina Panthers
February 25, 2019
Adams will not re-sign with the Panthers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mike Adams
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June 28, 2015
Andrew Luck looks to build on a promising third season at quarterback, and the additions of Frank Gore and Andre Johnson should only help him.
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Playing next to Kurt Coleman in Carolina, Adams could see his IDP utility rise considerably after leaving Indianapolis in free agency. Although he's a journeyman type, the Carolina safety role has proven profitable in the past, with the defense's aggressive approach in the front seven creating opportunities for the defenders in the secondary. Although Adams posted just 79 tackles and two interceptions last year, he hovered in the 90-tackle, five-interception range the two years prior. There should be reliable production if he earns a three-down role.
Adams followed up his first ever Pro Bowl season in 2014-15 with another solid campaign, leading the Colts' secondary with 75 tackles, five interceptions, and three forced fumbles to go along with six pass deflections, one sack, and one touchdown in only 13 games. The 35-year-old shows no signs of slowing down in his 13th season and is a solid option for any IDP leagues.
Adams was a ten-year journeymen before signing with the Colts, but took over the starting strong safety role and responded with five interceptions and 87 tackles in 16 games and was named to the Pro Bowl last season. He'll return in the same role for the Colts heading into the upcoming campaign.
Adams is a reserve defensive back who may have a shot at playing time just because the Colts have few experienced players at safety.
Finished second on the team with 80 tackles last season and will be the Broncos' starting strong safety again this season.
Will start at free safety, taking over for the retired Brian Dawkins. He'll have big shoes to fill, although it was never a position that posted high IDP totals.
Will compete with Usama Young for time, but Young appears to be the favorite among the coaching staff.
Not a great IDP candidate as he does not pick up many interceptions and could begin the season coming off the bench. He will see some competition from hard hitting rookies TJ Ward and Larry Asante.
WIll see playing time in 2009, although nothing is guaranteed with the addition of Abram Elam to the roster.
Adams is a depth player that should see very little playing time in 2008.
Adams will compete for a starting position in the Browns' secondary.
Will battle Mark Roman and Chad Williams to be the starting free safety, Is expected to be the backup defensive back, at both safety and cornerback, and be used as the nickel back.
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Another productive campaign
SCarolina Panthers
January 14, 2019
Adams finished the 2018 regular season with 75 tackles (47 solo) and three interceptions on six passes defended in 16 games played.
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Tallies nine tackles Sunday
SCarolina Panthers
November 19, 2018
Adams recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
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Another interception Sunday
SCarolina Panthers
October 30, 2018
Adams recorded three tackles, all solo, an interception and a pass defensed across 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Ravens.
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Two interceptions Sunday
SCarolina Panthers
October 9, 2018
Adams recorded six tackles (five solo), two interceptions and two passes defensed across 56 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Giants.
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Shows nose for ball
SCarolina Panthers
January 10, 2018
Adams finished the 2017 campaign with 69 tackles (48 solo), two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two fumbles forced in 16 games.
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