The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed safety Andrew Adams, who led the team in interceptions with four last year, including a career-high three against Carolina in a 24-17 victory last December at Raymond James Stadium. Adams was signed in-season last year due to injuries at the safety position and that’s the case once again as his arrival coincides with the team putting Justin Evans on injured reserve with a foot injury.

Adams was a restricted free agent this past offseason, but was not tendered an offer by Tampa Bay. Instead, he was signed by Detroit, but didn’t make the Lions’ 53-man roster.

In addition to his four interceptions last year, Adams had nine pass breakups and 38 tackles as a part-time starter in Tampa Bay’s secondary, playing in 13 games. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Adams played two seasons with the New York Giants (2016-17) to begin his NFL career.

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  1. I like this signing, he was an aggressive safety that was stuck in mike smiths idiotic system and still made plays. Bowles system should fit him good and he will contribute on special teams.

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  2. So now we’ll be trying mind games
    Maybe we are good at it….

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  3. Good to see him back. Bucs should have locked him up the first time around.

    Safety is going to be one of the strengths of this team this year IMO. Whitehead is really coming on and I am high on the rookie Edwards. Throw in Buccanon as the big nickel or dime back and Stewart as the veteran on the back end.

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  4. I like this signing as well and was disappoted the Bucs didnt resign him initially. The guy is a ball hawk and when it is in the air he feels he has as much right to it as anyone.
    He began to flourish last year after Duffner took over.

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  5. Just an observation. Wore #26 last time with the Bucs. Murphy-Bunting now wears 26. Assume Adams will get new number. Go Bucs!

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    • From the small world file. Adams will make his first appearance against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. The other player in the photo is #35 CB Javien Elliott. Elliott is now a CB with the Carolina Panthers.

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      • Do you think Cam Newton is thinking, “Aw, hell no. Not AA again!”?

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        • Cam Newton is thinking, Lets kick the Bucs A**! Wouldn’t you be?

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          • Cam Newton is thinking?
            Obviously not when he is getting dressed.

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        • Cam Newton thinks–thankgawd the Bucs are on the schedule! Hoping this player who should of been resigned earlier can intercept Cam Newton multiple times on Thursday night football! Good signing!

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    • FYI. S Andrew Adams #39
      OT Josh Wells #72

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  6. I could not figure out how a productive guy like Adams isn’t offered a tender on a shit defense like we have had. Benenoch finally being cut was Hugh in my eyes also. Cappa not getting reps at right tackle which is his natural position by the way makes me scratch my head. I think this is because Meathead didn’t draft a starting quality player at either RG or RT in the second round so he decides to try and get 1 to 2 more years out of a tired old RT. We have now brought in another tackle which tells me Meathead is dead set on keeping Cappa at RG. So my question is when are our O’line coaches going to teach Cappa to sink his hips when in pass protection so he doesn’t keep getting pushed back into our QB step up area.Can I get an AMEN.

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    • I think after a losing season, Arians is gonna go strictly O and D line in the draft and free agent signings. Might even go QB if jameis does not wake up soon.

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    • What Meathead wants doesn’t matter. BA runs this team.

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  7. Light origina,ly drafted Capps to play guard. Benno was draftec to replace Dot by no later than this year. Was moved to guard ,ast year because I dont think the Bucs felt he was developing well enough at RT.
    Whatever the case!, Light is famous for moving players all around the OL to the QB and RBs detriment.
    3 years ago we lost Logan Jenkins at LT and the line has been shaky ever since.
    All !ight has had to do is draft or sign one FA left guard and problem solved. He has done everything else but that.

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    • I think you meant Logan Mankins at LG but agree with the sentiment of your post

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  8. I’m glad to see Adams back! I thought we should have kept him in the first place. Not sure why he didn’t make Detroit but he was all over the ball last year and can play the moneybacker role as well with Bucannon.

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  9. Good pick up. I liked this guy and was surprised he didn’t stick with the team. Didn’t make Detroit either, but hopefully he can help us out again this year.

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  10. I was perplexed as to why we ever let him go. He led the team in interceptions last year. Something we need more of.

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  11. Can’t hurt….

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  12. Adams a baller, love that. But still Obi Melifonwu, 6’4, 224lbs, cut by patriots yesterday and resigned to their practice squad today? still gotta wonder why we wouldnt swoop in and claim on waiver wire, or off practice squad of new england. A second rd huge Safety, tons of potential, needs developing, thats what 10,000 Bucs coaches are paid to do?! guess they now more than us, but more than Patriots????

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  13. Hope this means less Darian Stewart.

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  14. Of course we all were thrilled with Adams’ interceptions in that Panthers game, but there must be a reason when guys bounce around. Interesting that the Patriots 2nd rounder is relegated to their Practice Squad.

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  15. Good move

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  16. This thrills me! We should not have ever let him go. He was the best Free Safety we had last year.

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