Colts Pagano on Mike Adams: ‘He’ll Play’ Against Carolina


According to head coach Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts starting safety Mike Adams is expected to be able to play for this week’s Monday Night Football matchup against the Carolina Panthers. When asked whether Adams would be back for the primetime game, Pagano responded, “He’ll play.”

While Adams–who’s nursing a hamstring injury, missed Wednesday’s practice, it’s expected that he’ll be able to practice on Thursday:

"“He did not go today,” replied Pagano on Adams. “He’ll be back out there tomorrow.”"

It’s a huge boost for the Colts defense, as Adams really helps to solidify the back of their secondary. Not only does the returning Pro Bowler have 31 total tackles, but he’s tied for a league high 4 interceptions on the season.

The veteran safety missed last weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints, as backup safety Colt Anderson filled in as his replacement. However, he’s a welcomed return to a defense that could sorely use a shot in the arm:

Having released backup safety Dewey McDonald earlier this week, it was an encouraging sign that Adams would be ready to go for Monday night against Carolina.

It’s worth noting that another injured safety Clayton Geathers (knee) was back at practice Wednesday for the Colts, meaning the position is definitely healthier this week:

Right now, the Colts could use all of the help they can get and specifically having Adams’ veteran leadership, smarts, and added playmaking ability should present an upgrade to their secondary for Monday night.

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