According to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, the Bucs have promoted safety Andrew Adams to the active roster. Adams was signed two weeks ago after the Eagles released him in final cuts. The Bucs quickly added the veteran to their practice squad, then elevated him to the active roster against the Cowboys in Week 1.

Adams made several impressive plays against Dallas, most notably stopping Ezekiel Elliott on third down near the goal line. The six-year pro finished with three tackles and a quarterback pressure on Thursday night. Adams also played 15 snaps on special teams, a role he will assume the rest of the season.

The 28-year old safety is no stranger to playing time in Tampa Bay. Adams started 15 games for the Bucs over the 2018-2019 season, intercepting five passes and breaking up 12 others. He was demoted last year in favor of Antoine Winfield Jr. and Mike Edwards, but remained a special teams stalwart. Adams played in every game last year despite seeing just 23 regular season snaps on defense.

Last week, the Bucs waived S Chris Cooper to accommodate WR Jaydon Mickens’ ascension to the roster. The corresponding move to open a spot for Adams could be to place CB Sean Murphy-Bunting on short term injured reserve. Under the current rules, players can return from injured reserve after three weeks.

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4 months ago

Adams played great off the bench.

4 months ago

I understand why Adams has found it hard to settle into a spot here due to us having Winfield Jr, Whitehead and Edwards at Safety but he has just always had a knack for the ball and surprised he didn’t find a starting role with the Eagles. I also find it hard to believe we ever let him go on the first place, either time. He needs to be here permanently because he is solid in the Reserve Safety role and has more than earned a spot on the 53 man roster.

Bradley Smith
4 months ago

A team could have snatched him if he remained on the practice squad.