BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 24: Mike Adams #20 of the Cleveland Browns is called for interference against Torrey Smith #82 the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 24. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Browns 17-00 at the half. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
With the Meriweather visit out of the way, Denver looks to be continuing its search for some veteran insurance for a safety corps that will be going from one of the oldest to one of the youngest with the absence of Brian Dawkins.
Former Cleveland safety Mike Adams will be in town soon to talk to Broncos brass, and in my opinion, this is the move that Denver needs to make.
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The 31 year old Adams is playing good football recently, and prevented Usama Young from taking his position in training camp last year when Usama got sidelined with an injury. Adams went on to quietly lead the team in INTs, and while he was considered primarily a SS early in his career, he has shown versatility all over the field, playing a nickel role and improving significantly in his tackling and backend coverage. In 2011, QBs throwing into his area of the field only managed a 51.2 QB rating.
This move is similar to the Meriweather move, in that it stands as a vote of confidence for young safeties Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter, and maybe especially for Carter, who would be more likely to line up as a SS with Adams. And again, it is a move that leaves an opening for Dawkins, should he wish to take it.
Reportedly, four other teams have shown an interest in him as well, with one of the teams likely being the Patriots.