Adams (5-foot-11, 200 pounds) is a ninth-year player who has seen action in 114 career games (50 starts) with Cleveland (2007-11) and San Francisco (2004-2006), totaling 347 tackles (262 solo), four sacks (28 yds.), 12 interceptions (142 yds.), 29 passes defensed, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries. Additionally, he has contributed 67 special-teams tackles, including double-digit totals in four of his past six seasons.
He has played in at least 14 games in each of the past seven years, including his 2011 season with the Browns in which he started a career-high 16 games, leading the club with three interceptions (33 yds.) and ranking sixth on the team with 61 tackles (41 solo). Adams also was the 2011 recipient of the Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Professional Football Writers’ Association.
Adams entered the NFL with the 49ers as a college free agent from the University of Delaware, where he started 23-of-43 career games and led the Blue Hens to the NCAA Division-II National Championship as a senior captain in 2003.
A graduate of Passaic Tech High School in Wayne, N.J., he was born on March 24, 1981, in Paterson, N.J.