Former offensive tackle Mike Adams hasn’t appeared in an NFL games since the 2016 season, and the veteran is now attempting a comeback… at a different position. During an appearance on the Rival podcast, the 28-year-old said he’s reduced his weight from 323 pounds to 255 pounds, and he’s looking to catch on as a tight end.
“I want to give it another shot and get after it,” Adams said (via Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com). “I love the game. It’s what I want to do. It’s who I am.”
Despite failing a drug test during 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, the Ohio State product ended up getting selected by his hometown Steelers in the second round. The lineman ended up spending four seasons with the organization, including a 2013 campaign where he started a career-high 10 games. However, injuries and ineffectiveness led to a reduced role, and he finished his Steelers tenure having appeared in 41 games (21 starts) in four years.
After failing his physical in 2016, Adams was released by the Steelers. He quickly caught on with the Bears, and he appeared in 12 games (one start) with Chicago during the 2016 season. He suffered a back injury towards the end of that season and landed on the injured reserve, and he was unable to secure a job for the 2017 campaign.
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