Mike Adams to Colts: Latest Contract Details, Reaction and More

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IJune 14, 2014

Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams during the opening Denver Broncos training camp session, Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with veteran safety Mike Adams, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport on Twitter:

The 33-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Denver Broncos, reaching the Super Bowl last February. Adams played a combined eight seasons with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers prior to that. 

The Indianapolis Star's Matt Glenesk notes Adams' experience: 

Earlier this month, Adams, who has been on the market for several months, expressed nervousness regarding his NFL future in an interview with Alex Marvez and Phil Savage on Sirius XM NFL Radio, via NBC Sports Pro Football Talk's Curtis Crabtree:

"This is the longest I’ve ever waited to get picked up so the anxiety is starting to pick up now. I can’t fathom me going out like this. I can’t imagine losing a big game and not even having another opportunity to step on the field. That’s why the anxiety is picking up with me."

A former undrafted free agent out of Delaware, Adams has recorded 49 pass deflections and 13 interceptions over 10 seasons in the NFL.

Adams has also been an remarkably durable player, appearing in 146 regular-season games over the past decade. 

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

Although Adams recorded just one interception during two full seasons with the Broncos, the veteran brings invaluable experience to Indianapolis, where he'll look to help the Colts' defense improve against the pass in 2014. 

The Colts ranked 13th in fewest passing yards allowed and seventh in fewest touchdown passes surrendered during the regular season in 2013, but struggled when you consider the fact they ranked 21st in fewest yards per attempt. 

That's because opponents were running the ball against Indy, who ranked a dismal 26th against the run. 

Adams isn't going to turn around Indy's secondary on his own, but his presence should bolster a unit that's set to enter the new season with high hopes after re-signing Vontae Davis in free agency this past March.

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