Report: Ravens sign former Saints, Texans tight end Jerrell Adams
The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly bringing aboard veteran tight end Jerrell Adams, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but having had little in-game impact since the 2017 season, it’s likely that Baltimore inked the 27-year-old to a salary cap-friendly deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2020
Adams was a sixth-round draft choice by the Giants out of the University of South Carolina in 2016, having also appeared on special teams in addition to his work with the offense. He appeared in 13 games (two starts) as a rookie, collecting the only receiving touchdown of his career to this point, also finishing with 16 receptions for 122 yards.
After appearing in all 16 games during the 2017 regular season with New York, Adams has found it difficult to crack an NFL roster. He spent time on the practice squads of both the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints, making it into one game with the Texans last year, seeing five snaps while on special teams.
It’s possible that Baltimore also uses Adams in a similar capacity, but there’s a chance that he also battles for second tight end duties alongside Nick Boyle, Eli Wolf, and Charles Scarff. Mark Andrews had a breakout campaign in 2019 en route to being selected to his first Pro Bowl as he reaped the benefits of playing alongside MVP Lamar Jackson.
Should Adams break camp with the team, his first chance at stepping on the field in his new digs comes Sept. 13 when the Ravens welcome in the Cleveland Browns for the season opener.