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Steelers Release Offensive Tackle Mike Adams

Mike Adams

The Steelers today cut tied with former second-round pick Mike Adams, a player who simply never developed into the offensive tackle they felt he would be with the organization.

The 26-year-old didn’t play a down in 2015 after having an offseason back procedure, and he spent all of last year on the PUP list.

The highlight of his Steelers career was when he was named the club’s starting left tackle entering 2013, but then he lost the job due to poor outings by midseason.

His career started with promise, as he started six games as a rookie at right tackle, and it looked like the sky was the limit after he was named the starter in 2013, but he was replaced by Kelvin Beachum after some awful performances.

He started four more games in 2014 when there were injuries to starters, but never took back a starting job after being replaced four games into his second season. Online casino games would dictate that Adams would have been a solid player for the Steelers, but the injuries and poor play meant otherwise.

Also released Thursday were kicker Ty Long and running back Abou Toure for the black and gold.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. DrGeorge

    May 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I don’t fault Tomlin for taking a chance on Mike Adams. I fault him for not cutting his losses sooner.

    The Suisham – Boswell choice is a luxury many NFL teams would love to have.

    As for Hawkins, he doesn’t have the quick feet needed at tackle. He is more likely to make it (if at all) at OG.

  2. DaveB.

    May 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Agreed Dr.George . Tomlin should have shown Adams the door long before now . The kid just didnt have it and it was fairly obvious .

  3. Berdj Rassam

    May 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    At 6’7″ 323 from OSU – I can see why Tomlin gave him a chance. If he cut him, he did it because he’s at the point of exasperation with trying to work with Adams.

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