Rejoice, Bucs fans. According to Tampa Bay Times beat reporter Rick Stroud, former Bucs safety Andrew Adams is signing with the team’s practice squad. Adams spent the past three seasons in Tampa Bay before signing with Philadelphia as a free agent this offseason. The veteran safety was released as a part of the Eagles final cuts on Tuesday.

I mentioned on the Pewter Report Podcast yesterday that Adams could return to the Bucs as a free agent. I also wrote about Adams as a potential roster cuts addition for the Bucs this week.

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. The UCONN product was an unsung hero of the Bucs NFC Championship Game victory, playing 36 snaps and breaking up an Aaron Rodgers’ pass to the end zone along with Edwards.

Adams’ presence could spell trouble for Chris Cooper, who currently sits on the 53-man roster. If Cooper is waived to make room for those coming off the COVID list, Adams’ presence on the practice squad could make Cooper expendable. Per Pewter Report’s J.C. Allen, safety Javon Hagan will not be back on the Tampa Bay practice squad.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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