October 14, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) returns a punt in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons beat the Raiders 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Seahawks add depth by signing Phillip Adams


The Seahawks signed corner back Phillip Adams to a one-year deal on Thursday night, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

The move looks like it was designed to add depth to the “Legion of Boom,” which has lost Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner to free agency.

Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell will still be the projected starters at corner, but Adams could fill in nicely if need be and he may be competitive to take over the currently vacant position of returning punts.

Originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, Adams has also played for the New England Patriots and for parts of 2011 and 2012, he was a member of the Seahawks.

He only appeared in only one game in a Seattle jersey, however, before being released and picked up by the Oakland Raiders.

In Oakland, Adams appeared in 31 games, recording two interceptions at the corner position. He also returned punts for the Raiders, returning 33 kicks for 198 total yards.

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  • JTGleason

    Phillips has familiarity with the system, which is better than picking someone up cold, or relying on a low round draftee. The off-season strategy is pretty much as it was thought to be, especially with the releasing of Bryant, and Clemons. Save some cap “duckets” for future use; Pick-up low cost reserves to replace lost players (Phillips, Van Roten, Schilling, Price, Beckum, Matthews); rearrange contracts for more cap$$; prep for long term contracts with Seahawk keepers; Take a look, or make offers to established players that come to them, (Finley, Jared Allen).

    Another good bet would be to seek sub-$1M contracts, with veterans looking for last chance contention in a rotational role (Pat Williams, Travelle Wharton) come to mind. I thinks the Seahawks will now wait on how the Draft shakes out, before any major moves are made.