Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add Michael Adams


August 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster (22) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive back Michael Adams (27) in the first quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added another corner-back to their roster.

The team announced earlier today that they have waived guard Jeremy Lewis and have signed the 6 year veteran. With the signing of Adams, it throws him into   a mix of what could possibly be the toughest group of corners in the NFC South.

Adams spent the first 6 years of his career in Arizona, but had a limited role in that Arizona Cardinals defense. He appeared in 74 games, making 7 starts while picking up 165 tackles, 3 interceptions and 1 forced fumble. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going into training camp with a solid group of corners, this move could possibly just be a try out.

They are going into camp with of course Darrelle Revis, second round pick Jonathan Banks, Eric Wright, Deveron Carr, Anthony Gaitor, Danny Gorrer, Leonard Johnson, Myron Lewis, Rashaan Melvin, Branden Smith and now Michael Adams.

I say of course, Revis, Banks, Wright will get the top 3 spots on the depth chart, leaving the rest of the guys behind the to fight for a spot on the 53 man roster by the end of the summer. If in fact Adams does make the 53 man roster, I’m not really sure if they will ask him to do much or expect him to play a major part on this Tampa defense.

He could get some special teams time, or possibly be added to the practice squad. Whatever happens, that group of 11 corners will get trimmed down to maybe 5-6 by the time the regular season begins.

Jackson Smith

If you have seen the last couple articles I have posted, I have been dedicating them to a family of a close friend of mine. A little boy by the name of Jackson Smith, along with his parents, are in one of the toughest situations you could possibly be in. Now I know this isn’t sports related, but as a human being, I couldn’t just sit back and not help this family raise the money they need. So I have decided to dedicate every article I will write for the next 40 days or so, in order to help them, to little Jackson Smith and his family. In a course of around 10 days, the family had raised the goal of around $5,000 (nearly met in just hours) to $10,000 due to good hearted people who also refused to give up on Jackson. Now I’m not saying those who don’t help this kid out, are cold hearted. I understand and I’m sure Jackson’s family and friends also understand, that times are rough. Prayers, messages, comments, all related to Jackson would be deeply appreciated.

Salute Jackson Smith.

 ”Almost 2 years ago a beautiful little baby Jackson was born into the world to the greatest mother and father, our cousin and her husband.  Almost one week ago, our lives changed unexpectedly when we found out baby Jackson had a tumor on his brain stem.  The following day he had successful brain surgery to remove the tumor later to find out after the biopsy came back, it turned out to be an aggressive form of cancer.  We are all waiting to hear back from the doctors at St. Jude’s hospital on the next plan of attack.  We have never been more proud of our cousin, her husband, and their son Jackson for being so strong!  We will all beat this together.”