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Eagles, Andrew Adams reportedly agree to contract

Philadelphia has a new safety.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent safety Andrew Adams to a one-year contract, according to a report from The Athletic’s Zach Berman.

Adams, 28, originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016. He’s logged 32 career starts in 73 games played with the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adams mostly played on special teams during the Bucs’ Super Bowl season last year, logging just 23 defensive snaps.

The Eagles previously showed interest in Adams during the 2018 season. They brought him in for a workout and there was some talk he was signing with Philly’s practice squad but that never actually materialized. He ended up in Tampa instead.

With the Eagles losing Jalen Mills and Rudy Ford in free agency, they had a need for more safety depth. Adams figures to be a Ford replacement as a backup defender who mainly contributes on special teams. That is, assuming he makes the 2021 roster.

So, that’s Adrian Killins and Andrew Adams the Eagles have added in free agency thus far. Talk about building a juggernaut!