Report: TE Jerell Adams to Sign Ravens Contract Amid Walker, Reed Rumors

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2020

Houston Texans tight end Jerell Adams during a joint NFL football practice with the Green Bay Packers Monday, Aug 5, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
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The Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign veteran tight end Jerell Adams, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

That comes after ESPN's Josina Anderson reported earlier Monday that the team had interest in veteran options at the position like Jordan Reed and Delanie Walker. 

Adams, 27, has made appearances for the New York Giants and Houston Texans in his career, catching 24 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown in three seasons. He also spent time on Houston's practice squad and the New Orleans Saints practice squad. 

He's not a household name, but with Mark Andrews already entrenched as the starter, Baltimore was in the market for a backup after trading Hayden Hurst to the Atlanta Falcons this offseason. Adams will be expected to battle with Nick Boyle for that role, though Boyle's blocking ability will ensure he sees snaps regardless. 

It's unlikely Adams will be a major part of an offense that already includes reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, Andrews, wideouts Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin and running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins. That's not exactly a unit devoid of playmakers. 

Players like Reed (30) or Walker (35) would have been sexier options, though Adams is younger than both and likely will come cheaper as well.