2010: Appeared in 15 games with two starts… Posted 34 tackles, a sack, two interceptions and six pass breakups on defense… Added 12 stops on special teams, a figure that was third on the squad… Part of a kickoff coverage group that led the NFL by allowing an average of only 17.8-yards per return… Interception total tied for second on the team… Started at safety and registered seven tackles and an interception in opener at Tampa Bay (9/12)… Also accounted for a team-high three passes defensed… Downed a punt at the Falcons’ 1-yard line in game vs. Atlanta (10/10)… Sacked Mark Sanchez for a loss of 10 yards against New York Jets (11/14)… Was inactive for game at Jacksonville (11/21) with an abdominal injury… At Miami (12/5), intercepted a Chad Henne pass that was tipped by David Bowens, and returned it 25 yards to the Dolphins’ 2-yard line with 54 seconds to play… That led to Phil Dawson’s 23-yard game-winning field goal as time expired.
2009: Played in all 16 games with nine starts, including six at cornerback and three at safety… Tallied 61 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and eight passes defensed on defense… Totaled 10 stops on special teams, a figure which was fourth on the club… Also played a key role on kickoff coverage, helping the Browns to a league-best defensive kickoff return average of 18.9… Tied a career-high with 10 tackles at Cincinnati (11/29)… Recorded a sack against Oakland (12/27) on third-and-three from the Browns’ 10-yard line, forcing the Raiders to kick a field goal as the Browns went on for a 23-9 victory.
2008: Played in 14 games with five starts at strong safety… Picked off a Joe Flacco pass in the end zone at Baltimore (9/21), his first interception as a Brown… Second interception of the year came in 20-12 win at Cincinnati (9/28) as the Browns held the Bengals to 211 yards of total offense.
2007: Ranked second on the team with 18 special teams tackles… Made his Browns debut in the opener vs. Pittsburgh (9/9)… Recorded his second career sack, at Baltimore (11/18), and also recovered a fumble… Sustained a right knee injury in the third quarter at Cincinnati (12/23) and was placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 24.
2006: Started seven games at free safety and one contest at cornerback in his third season with the 49ers… Recorded a career-high 10 tackles in the opener at Arizona (9/10).
2005: Totaled a career-high 10 starts, including nine at free safety and one at left cornerback… Tied for the team lead with four interceptions… In the opener vs. St. Louis (9/11), picked off a Marc Bulger pass with less than 1:00 left in regulation to preserve a 28-25 win… Made his first career start, at free safety, against Arizona in Mexico City (10/2)… Recovered a fumble in end zone vs. Indianapolis (10/9) to prevent potential touchdown… In finale vs. Houston (1/1/06), scored his first career touchdown when he intercepted a Tony Banks pass and raced 40 yards for a score… Came up with his second interception of the game in overtime as he then lateraled to Ben Emanuel, setting up the game-winning field goal in the 49ers’ 20-17 win.
2004: Joined the 49ers as an undrafted free agent and spent the first eight weeks of the season on the practice squad… Appeared in eight games… Made NFL debut vs. Carolina (11/14) and recovered a fumble on special teams… Registered first career interception after picking off an A.J. Feeley pass vs. Miami (11/28).
College: Started 23 of 43 career games at the University of Delaware (2000-03)… Posted 213 tackles, 11 interceptions and 14 pass breakups… His 11 interceptions ranked 11th in school history… Was a team captain his senior year as he helped the team to the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in a 40-0 win over Colgate in 2003… Graduated with a degree in communications.
Personal: Born Michael Carl Adams in Paterson, N.J… Prepped at Passaic Tech (Wayne, N.J.) High School… Inducted in the Passaic Tech Hall of Fame in 2009 and had his jersey retired in 2010… His grammar school, P.S. #6, renamed its gym in his honor… Nicknamed ‘Pops’ by grandmother… Helped his team to the New Jersey Group 4 state title in 1998… Also lettered in track and baseball… Received a community service award from the House of Representatives and the New Jersey State Senate for his community service and volunteer work… Along with childhood friend Gerald Hayes, has a joint foundation named the Rising Stars Foundation to assist underprivileged youth… Active in the Cleveland community, volunteering at numerous events and founded the “Mike Adams’ Rising Stars” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for the “I am Not a Hero” organization… Hosts an annual bowling event and football camp in New Jersey… Has a daughter (Maya).
What you missed this Sunday
Rosters must be trimmed to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Bitonio confident the new-look unit is heading in right direction
Cleveland’s pass D vs. Bucs ‘not a team that we want to be’