6'0'' / 230 lbs
Adams (calf) returned to practice Tuesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
Adams had been sidelined for most of camp. The veteran linebacker and special teams player signed a one-year deal with Cleveland in the offseason after spending last season with the Bears.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Adams (calf) will miss a couple of weeks, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Adams has mostly contributed on special teams in his five-year NFL career but was able to record 187 snaps on defense and 26 tackles last year with the Bears, both of which were the most since 2018. The timing of Adams' injury could make it difficult for him to get healthy in time for the Aug. 3 matchup against the Jets but it could be more doable for him to be back for their Aug. 11 encounter with the Commanders. Once healthy, he's set to compete for a depth/special teams role.
The Browns signed Adams on Tuesday.
Adams posted 26 tackles across 10 games for the Bears in 2022, but the majority of his production came over the final seven weeks of the season. The 2018 seventh-round pick started his career with the Colts and worked with current Browns special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone, who held the same title during Adams' time in Indianapolis.
Adams notched two tackles in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 26 tackles and a forced fumble over 10 games played.
Adams missed seven games with a calf injury, and in the nine games he played, he had two or fewer tackles in six of them. However, on a per-game basis, this was the most productive year of his five-year career. After playing about 20 snaps per game, he'll likely compete for a depth role next year as an unrestricted free agent.