Buccaneers Sign Veteran Safety Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams with the Lions. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/Shutterstock

Veteran safety Andrew Adams is back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team confirmed on Tuesday that they have signed Adams to a one-year deal. The financial terms remained undisclosed. 

Buccs decided to bring in Adams after safety Justin Evans ended up on the Injured Reserve list. Evans is dealing with an Achilles injury, but might be back in time to play in Week 9.

Given the lack of depth on safety positions, Tampa Bay might be tempted to play Adams on Thursday against Carolina Panthers, especially given the fact that he picked off their quarterback Cam Newton three times last year. The 26-year-old would certainly like to play as well, but he will leave the final decision to the team.

“We’ll see. I just stepped in the meetings today,” – Adams told reporters. “I’m intaking a lot, but I like to consider myself pretty smart and pretty cerebral so I can remember a lot. And I’ve played football before so we’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens.”

Andrew Adams spent the 2018 season with Buccaneers, making 13 appearances and contributing with 38 tackles, four interceptions, and nine passes deflected. Despite this productive stretch, Buccs decided not to retain him, and Adams signed with Detroit Lions in March. 

Adams didn’t make a strong case for himself in the preseason, which ended up costing him a roster spot in Detroit. However, maybe a return to familiar scenery will end up being helpful. Tampa Bay would surely like this.