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Mike Adams signs with the Panthers

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Former Colts safety Mike Adams has found a new home. After the Colts declined to re-sign him, Adams has signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

It’s a good opportunity for the soon-to-be 36 year old safety, as he should find a starting spot with the Panthers in the secondary. It’s also good to see him find a landing spot so soon after the start of free agency, as it’s been less than 24 hours since the new league year began.

The Colts and their fans should have nothing but respect for Adams after his three-year run with the team. He was signed in 2014 to compete for a starting spot, but he wound up being the Colts’ best and most consistent safety. During his three seasons in Indy, Adams started 44 games and recorded 241 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, five quarterback hits, 19 passes defensed, 12 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries. He made the Pro Bowl in both 2014 and 2015, and he recorded 17 turnovers during his time with the Colts.

In his 13-year NFL career, Adams has played in 190 games and started 117 of them during stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and Indianapolis Colts. He has recorded 783 tackles, six sacks, eleven forced fumbles, 67 passes defensed, and 25 interceptions.

Adams can still be a reliable safety, and the Panthers are also getting a good guy and leader in the locker room. It’s good to see Mike Adams getting this opportunity with the Panthers.