The Buffalo Bills added some linebacker depth to the roster on Wednesday, signing free agent Tyrell Adams to a one-year deal.
Adams has played five NFL seasons, spending the last three in Houston with the Texans.
Adams finished 12th in the entire NFL in 2020 with 122 total tackles, including five for loss, adding two sacks, three quarterback hurries, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He had 17 total tackles and two forced fumbles on Thanksgiving Day this year against the Detroit Lions.
The 28-year-old's success last season came as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. The Bills play a 4-3 defense, but he's also played in a 4-3 alignment in various other stops. Adams has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers, but only saw regular season action for the Texans and Raiders.
The Bills actually claimed Adams off waivers back in 2017, but waived him the next day after he failed his physical.
Adams is a good athlete and coverage linebacker. It will be interesting to see how and where head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier decide to use him in 2021.
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