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Colts Sign Free Agent Linebacker Tyrell Adams

The Colts have signed free agent LB Tyrell Adams.

Oakland Raiders v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent linebacker Tyrell Adams.

Adams (6-2, 230, 25) will be entering his fourth year after spending time with the Seattle Seahawks (2015, twice), Kansas City Chiefs (2015 and 2016, twice), Oakland Raiders (2016-’17) and Buffalo Bills (2017). He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seahawks following the 2015 NFL Draft.

Adams has been a heavy special teams contributor and practice squad player, although he did see 99 defensive snaps in 2017. In 12 career games, he has 18 tackles. According to, Adams was in the competition for the Raiders’ starting middle linebacker spot during the 2017 offseason program, but he was ultimately unable to stick with the team.

Adams has a bit of experience in the 4-3 defense, and his size likely means he can cover quite a bit of ground. We’ll see how much Adams can compete for a spot in Matt Eberflus’ defense.