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Mike Adams
FS #20
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
College:
Delaware
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 146 542 428 114 5 1 48 13 1 141 -- 40
2013 DEN 16 64 48 16 0 -- 6 1 0 3 3 3
2012 DEN 16 80 60 20 1 1 11 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 64 44 20 0 -- 6 3 0 33 11 29
2010 CLE 15 45 39 6 1 -- 6 2 0 51 25.5 26
2009 CLE 16 69 58 11 1 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 14 44 36 8 0 -- 2 2 0 18 9 18
2007 CLE 15 29 27 2 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SF 16 64 54 10 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2005 SF 14 74 57 17 1 0 5 4 1 36 9 40
2004 SF 8 9 5 4 0 -- 0 1 0 0 -- 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 146 2 42 21 30 0 1 0 0 0
2013 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 2 42 21 30 0 1 0 0 0
2010 CLE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CLE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 SF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 SF 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 SF 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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ADAMS AT A GLANCE:
• A 10th-year player who has seen action in 146 career games with Denver (2012-13), Cleveland (2007-11) and San Francisco (2004-06), combining for 73 starts at both safety positions and cornerback.
• Totaled career highs in tackles (80) and passes defensed (11) in his first year with the Broncos in 2012, helping Denver rank second in the NFL in total defense (third in pass defense).
• Opened 16 games at free safety for Cleveland in 2011 as the Browns finished with the NFL’s second-ranked pass defense (184.9 ypg).
• Owns 18 career takeaways (12 INTs, 6 FR) in addition to contributing 67 special-teams tackles in his first nine NFL seasons.
• Received the 2011 Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Professional Football Writers’ Association.
• Started 23-of-43 career games at the University of Delaware, earning second-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors as a senior in 2003 while helping guide the Blue Hens to the Division I-AA National Championship.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012.
• Entered the NFL with San Francisco as a college free agent on April 28, 2004.

ADAMS AT A GLANCE:
• A 10th-year player who has seen action in 146 career games with Denver (2012-13), Cleveland (2007-11) and San Francisco (2004-06), combining for 73 starts at both safety positions and cornerback.
• Totaled career highs in tackles (80) and passes defensed (11) in his first year with the Broncos in 2012, helping Denver rank second in the NFL in total defense (third in pass defense).
• Opened 16 games at free safety for Cleveland in 2011 as the Browns finished with the NFL’s second-ranked pass defense (184.9 ypg).
• Owns 18 career takeaways (12 INTs, 6 FR) in addition to contributing 67 special-teams tackles in his first nine NFL seasons.
• Received the 2011 Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Professional Football Writers’ Association.
• Started 23-of-43 career games at the University of Delaware, earning second-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors as a senior in 2003 while helping guide the Blue Hens to the Division I-AA National Championship.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012.
• Entered the NFL with San Francisco as a college free agent on April 28, 2004.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by San Francisco as a college free agent 4/28/04; Waived by San Francisco 9/4/04; Signed by San Francisco (practice squad) 9/6/04; Signed by San Francisco (active roster) 11/13/04; Signed by Cleveland 4/2/07; Re-signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent 3/6/09; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/16/12.

Adams’ Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 12 at New England, 10/7/12 (6 vs. Seattle, 2/2/14). Interceptions — 2 vs. Houston, 1/1/06 (None). Interception return yards — 36 vs. Houston, 1/1/06 (None). Sacks — 1, five times, last at Carolina, 11/11/12 (none). Sack yards — 10 vs. N.Y. Jets, 11/14/10 (none).

2013: Adams played all 16 games for the third sposted four tackles and a quarterback hit in Denver’s Week 2 win at NYG (9/15)... Broke up Chad Henne’s fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter vs. Jac. (10/13)... Tied for the team lead with six tackles and broke up Alex Smith’s fourth-down pass in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to seal Denver’s Week 13 win at K.C. (12/1)... Finished second on the team with five tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Ten. (12/8)... Tied for second on the team with six tackles, including one for a loss vs. S.D. (12/12)... Posted a game-high nine tackles and intercepted a pass that led to a Broncos touchdown at Hou. (12/22)... Started all three postseason contests, finishing with 12 tackles and one pass breakup... Tied for third with four tackles vs. N.E. in the AFC Championship Game (1/19)... Ranked third on the team with six tackles vs. Sea. in Super Bowl XLVIII.

2012: Adams started all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive year and ranked second on the team with 80 tackles (60 solo) and third on the club with 11 passes defensed—both career highs... Added one sack (2 yds.), two forced fumbles and a team-best two fumble recoveries in the regular season... Matched a personal best with three pass breakups and tied for third on the team with four tackles (all solo) in Denver’s season-opening win vs. Pit. (9/9)... Set a career high with 12 tackles and recovered a fumble at N.E. (10/7)... Sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the end zone for his first career safety at Car. (11/11)... Made his playoff debut in Denver’s Divisional Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/12) and made two solo stops with one pass breakup.

2011:
Adams started all 16 games for the first time in his career and totaled 61 tackles (41 solo), a team-high three interceptions (33 yds.), six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the league’s second-ranked pass defense... Contributed three tackles on special teams... Recorded a takeaway (2 INT, 1 FR) in three consecutive games in Weeks 3-5... Tied a career high with 10 tackles (6 solo) and added an interception vs. Pit. (1/1).

2010: Adams played 15 games (2 starts) for Cleveland and posted 34 tackles (31 solo), one sack (10 yds.), two interceptions (51 yds.) and six passes defensed to go along with 10 special-teams stops. Helped the Browns' kickoff coverage unit lead the NFL by allowing just 17.8 yards per return.

2009: Adams appeared in all 16 games, opening six contests at cornerback and three others at safety, while tallying 61 tackles (52 solo), one sack (6 yds.), a career-best eight passes defensed and one fumble recovery... Added 10 tackles on special-teams units to rank fourth on the club.

2008: Adams saw time in 14 games (5 starts) at strong safety for the Browns and recorded 42 tackles (20 solo), two interceptions (18 yds.), three passes defensed and one fumble recovery... Posted four special-teams stops.

2007: Adams played 15 games (0 starts) in his first season with Cleveland and totaled 11 tackles (9 solo) with one sack (7 yds.) and two passes defensed in addition to ranking second on the team with a career-high 18 special-teams tackles... Injured his knee at Cin. (12/23) and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 24.

2006: Adams played all 16 games (8 starts) for the first time in his career and registered 67 tackles (53 solo) and three passes defensed for the 49ers while contributing 12 special-teams stops... Recorded his first double digit tackle output (10 tackles) in the season opener at Ari. (9/10).

2005: Adams saw time in 14 games (10 starts) and totaled a career-high 68 tackles (55 solo), one sack (5 yds.), four interceptions (36 yds.), four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Tied for the team lead with his four interceptions and added three tackles on special teams... Made his first career start at Ari. (10/2) in Mexico City... Recorded his first-career multi-interception game in the season finale vs. Hou. (1/1), returning a pick 40 yards for a score and adding a takeaway in overtime to set up the 49ers’ game-winning field goal.

2004: Adams, who entered the NFL with San Francisco as a college free agent on April 28, spent the first half of the season on the club's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster and playing in the 49ers' final eight games... Totaled four tackles (2 solo), one interception (0 yds.) and one pass defensed in addition to five special-teams stops... Made his NFL debut vs. Car. (11/14) and recovered a fumble on special teams... Registered his first career interception vs. Mia. (11/28).

COLLEGE: Adams started 23-of-43 career games at the University of Delaware and posted 213 tackles, 11 interceptions and 14 pass breakups... Ranked 11th in school history with his 11 interceptions... Earned second-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors as a senior team captain in 2003 while guiding the Blue Hens to the Division I-AA National Championship.

PERSONAL: Adams attended Passiac Tech High School in Wayne, N.J., where he helped guide his team to the New Jersey Group 4 state title in 1998... Inducted into the Passiac Tech Hall of Fame in 2009 and had his jersey retired in 2010... Received a community service award from the House of Representatives and the New Jersey State Senate for his community service and volunteer work... Runs a joint foundation named the Rising Stars Foundation to assist underprivileged youth... Hosts an annual bowling event and football camp in New Jersey... Voted the recipient of the 2011 Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Professional Football Writers’ Association... Nicknamed ‘Pops’ by his grandmother, Michael Carl Adams has a daughter, Maya, and was born on March 24, 1981, in Paterson, N.J.

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