Mike Adams Has Quickly Become Valuable Member Of Denver Broncos Secondary

November 13, 2012 7:00 AM

Mike Adams Has Quickly Become Valuable Member Of Denver Broncos Secondary
By Rich Kurtzman Mike Adams, S #20 Height: 5’11” Weight: 200 Age: 31 Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey College: Delaware Experience: 9 years

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" These 2012 Denver Broncos have emerged as true contenders for an NFL championship, in large part due to John Elway’s amazing ability to sign spectacular free agents. Of course, Peyton Manning stole all the headlines in March and continues to do so. And even another free agent signing in the secondary has received more notoriety, as Tracy Porter won AFC Defensive Player of the Week before being sidelined for weeks with seizure symptoms.

But a valuable free agent that’s flown under the radar while contributing in a huge way has been safety Mike Adams. Adams’ football roots go back to the University of Delaware, where he recorded 213 tackles and 11 interceptions and was named second-team All-Atlantic 10 as a senior.

Adams went undrafted, like fellow Broncos secondary mates Chris Harris and Tony Carter, and was signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He played there for three years, enjoying his best professional season in 2005 with career-highs of 74 total tackles and four interceptions. In 2007, Adams moved to Cleveland, playing for the Browns for five years as a quite consistent safety "

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