Texans Add Free Agent Veteran Safety Mike Adams

Mike Adams with the Carolina Panthers. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/Shutterstock (9917059bx)

Houston Texans are adding some depth to their safety core. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed veteran safety Mike Adams on a contract that runs until the end of the season.

Adams spent the previous two seasons with Carolina Panthers, starting all 32 games during that period. It was expected that the Panthers would keep him for one more year, but the organization decided to move on from the 38-year-old during the offseason and give an opportunity to younger players.

The free the roster spot for Adams, Texans waived tight end Jerell Adams while also making several other roster moves. The second-year S Jonathan Owens joined the team’s practice squad, while tackle Christian DiLauro and S Austin Exford were released from the practice squad.

During his time in NFL, Mike Adams, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2004, played with five teams including San Francisco 49er and Indianapolis Colts. He delivered some of his best performances with the Colts, where he made consecutive Pro Bowl appearances in 2014 and 2015.

Adams played a total of 206 regular-season games (133 as a starter) in the league. His career stats include 852 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 77 pass deflections, 30 interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns.