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Former Bronco Mike Adams Joins the Indianapolis Colts

June 14th, 2014 at 2:36 PM
By Daniel Melin

The ties between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos have become even closer. After the injury of safety Corey Lynch, the Colts sprung into action looking for a replacement. They found one in Mike Adams. The 33 year old player was released from the Broncos in May, after two seasons with the team.

'Broncos vs Ravens 2013 Playoff Game' photo (c) 2013, Craig Hawkins - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Adams was born in New Jersey, but his early talent for football lead him to the University of Delaware, where he played in 43 games. As a starter for 23 of them,  he tallied up 213 tackles. This, combined with his eleven interceptions, lead to him receiving All-Atlantic 10 honors for his senior year.

He went undrafted in the 2004 NFL draft, but was signed to the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. He stayed with the team for three seasons, and was then traded to the Cleveland Browns for the 2007 season.  After four seasons, he joined the Denver Broncos as a free agent.

It was with the Broncos that Adams put up his best numbers. He started in 16 games in the 2012 season, and achieved a career high 80 tackles. In 2013, he started seven times, but still managed to earn 60 tackles.  His contract with the team ended after the 2013 season, and despite his top two seasons, he was let go. 

Prior to Super Bowl XLVII, Adams vowed that if the Broncos won, he would trek 12 miles from Metlife Stadium to his childhood home. Not only did he not get the opportunity to do this, he has been personally haunted by the loss to Seattle. In numerous interviews, he has said he refuses to not get another chance to prove himself.

This determination, along with his lengthy record of success, lead to his speedy signing with the Colts. It is unsure how exactly he will fit into the Colts, but his addition certainly helps fill out the roster.

Tags: Corey Lynch, Denver Broncos, Football, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts, Mike Adams, NFL

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