Adams no longer just a safety net – New York Giants News

Adams no longer just a safety net – New York Giants News

Big Blue fans’ introduction to Andrew Adams was not a pleasant one.

In Adams’ NFL debut for the New York Giants, he took a late-game and unnecessary personal foul penalty. The undrafted rookie launched himself at a Washington Redskins defender on special teams. The G-Men dropped a 29-27 decision to the ‘Skins last September as a result.

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Fortunately for Adams he got a second chance. And when fellow rookie Darian Thompson went down with a season-ending foot injury, Adams unexpectedly stepped in.

Aug 20, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Giants safety Darian Thompson (27) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Bills beat the Giants 21 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

According to Newsday on June 17, 2017, it’s déjà vu all over again. “This season, they might ask him to start again. He’s been handling that role for most of the workouts because Darian Thompson is returning from foot surgery and missed minicamp due to an illness.”

Lean on me

Heading into this season, Adams is not just happy to make the squad. He has earned his stripes, based upon a full season of work as the starter. Per Pro Football Focus, Adams logged 755 defensive snaps last season. He earned a respectable 79.4…

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