After being unemployed since his May release from the Pittsburgh Steelers, tackle Mike Adams has now finally found a team willing to give him a chance.
On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears announced that they have signed Adams, the Steelers former second-round draft pick out of Ohio State.
Adams, who missed the entire 2015 season due to an issue with his back, was released by the Steelers just a few days after the team selected tackle Jerald Hawkins in the fourth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
During his career in Pittsburgh, Adams played in 41 regular season games with 21 starts. His time in Pittsburgh, however, also included him having to overcome injuries suffered during an early morning stabbing in June 2013.
After entering the 2013 regular season as the Steelers starting left tackle, Adams poor play during the team’s first four games resulted in him being benched in favor of Kelvin Beachum. While he would go on to start six more games that season due to injuries on the offensive line, he failed to ever permanently recapture a starting spot.
When the Steelers arrived to Latrobe for the start of training camp last year, it was announced that Adams would be placed on the team’s PUP list due to him recently having surgery on his back. He ultimately remained on the PUP list the entire year.