Unfortunately, the Seahawks and the 12th man lost out on one of the best defensive ends in the league – Jared Allen. But not to worry, the “Legion of Boom” accepted another member on Thursday evening. Seattle confirmed and announced the signing of free agent cornerback Phillip Adams to a one year deal according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Twenty-five-year-old Phillip Adams was selected by the San Francisco 49ers out of South Carolina State in the 2010 NFL Draft. He only played in 15 games in the one year he was with San Francisco. Sadly, he was released by San Francisco before the 2011 season, then he joined the New England Patriots for six games and picked up his first-career interception. And again he was let go by the Patriots midway through the season and he signed with Seattle, where he showed his face in just one game.
In 2012 was where it seemed as though he found his fit. Adams arrived in Oakland and played two seasons with them. In his first year, he returned 25 punts for a total of 139 yards, and tallied two more interceptions on defense off the bench. But last season, he played mainly as a backup corner, racking up 30 total tackles in 16 games and running back just 8 punts.
Adams is going to have to work for his spot on the field and will likely be fighting for the punt-returner position. However, he gives some depth in the “Legion of Boom” secondary behind Maxwell and Sherman. One check can be placed in the box for the replacements of Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner that free agency caused.
Alright Phillip Adams, you better play like you deserve to be in the “Legion of Boom”. Like you deserve to be a Seahawk.