The Colts made a move today, signing free agent Tyrell Adams who played with the Oakland Raiders this past season.
The Colts have signed free agent linebacker Tyrell Adams. Adams is a young backer who recently played with the Raiders. He played in six games last year in Oakland, recording eight tackles during that time.
Adams has bounced around the league a lot in his short tenure. This will be his fifth team in three years since he has been in the league. Most of the time, Adams has been signed to practice squads, or has been used as a deep backup to increase depth.
The Colts announced his signing today on their twitter account.
Adams played his college ball at the University of West Georgia. He came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2015, and was signed by Seattle. Then he was cut and signed by the Kansas City Chiefs, and then eventually wound up with Oakland. Early this season, he was cut by Oakland and signed by Buffalo, but was then waived after he failed his physical.
This signing looks like an attempt to create depth at the linebacker position. There is a good chance that Adams could also end up on the practice squad. Either way, it is a cheap signing that creates some insurance for the Colts at that position.
This will certainly not be the last linebacker that the Colts sign in free agency. They need a desperate amount of help at that position and a lot of cap space, so expect them to be active one free agency officially starts in mid-March. Linebacker will be an area where they spend some money.