New York Giants 2024 Training Camp Preview: LB Matthew Adams


New York Giants 2024 Training Camp Preview: LB Matthew Adams

Can veteran special teams linebacker Matthew Adams outmuscle his younger competition for a roster spot?


New York Giants roster hopeful Matthew Adams, a linebacker, was brought to the Giants for his special teams prowess.


A seventh-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, Adams appeared in all 16 games in his first two seasons, earning nine starts on defense and registering 43 of his career 98 tackles in those first two seasons.


While Adams can give a team snaps on defense, he’s going to earn the bulk of his paycheck for his special teams play. Adams has recorded 34 career special teams tackles (24 solo) and a forced fumble.


He’s also been fairly durable, the lone exception being the 2020 season in which he landed on injured reserve in September with an ankle injury. While he was activated later that season (in November), he landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.


His rough 2020 season was capped when he was ejected from a game against the Tennessee Titans for throwing a punch.


After finishing his contract with the Colts, Adams signed with Chicago, appearing in 10 games with three starts in 2022. He then went on to the Browns, for whom he played last year before signing with the Giant

s on April 12, 2024.

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