Mike Adams’ NFL career didn’t last long, but a change of position could find him a home, and it could be with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Former Steeler and Bears’ offensive tackle, Mike Adams, couldn’t find success in the NFL his first time around. After a season out of the league, Adams took it upon himself to loose weight, tone himself and transform his body and lifestyle completely.
Seeing Adams today, you’d never believe he was once the 330-pound tackle the Steelers drafted in 2012. He now weighs 225-pounds and is training with Tim Cortazo, the owner of FSQ in Pittsburgh. The same trainer who turned Terrelle Pryor into a wide receiver.
If Adams can show he’s got the hands to move positions, some teams should be interested. Only a year out of the league isn’t bad, and there are certainly teams that will be fascinated with Adams’ transformation.
One of those teams could be the Steelers. He’s working out in Pittsburgh, making it easy for the team to check him out. Jake McGee just went down for what is likely the season, and even if they aren’t looking for a depth chart player, Adams could find himself as a tryout prospect.
It’ll be interesting to follow Adams’ story this summer. If he gets a shot somewhere, he could use his experience to make a roster. He was a stud at Ohio State, and being a former second-round pick means something. All he has to do is prove he’s putting in the work and someone should give him a call.
The Steelers may not be in the market for a starting tight end, but they could certainly approach Adams with some sort of contract. They saw something in him six years ago, maybe they’ll be willing to take a chance on him now.