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Texans’ Jerell Adams rocks Lions defender with vicious stiff-arm


The Houston Texans and Detroit Lions squared off on Saturday in a preseason Week 2 matchup. Jerell Adams took center stage in the Texans’ 30-23 win.

Not only did the Texans win, but they won the big highlight battle. One of those highlights was from tight end Jerell Adams, when he absolutely destroyed a Lions defender with a vicious stiff-arm.

It doesn’t matter who the defender was because he’s now Jerell Adams’ son. He’s now Jerell Adams Jr. and that’s just the law.

Adams was a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants back in 2016. He reeled in 16 receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown that year. The next season though, he had just eight receptions for 92 yards and no touchdowns.

Now he’s with the Texans and attempting to carve out a role. He has a chance at a fresh start (and at age 26 could still have a long and successful career).

This is definitely one way to make a good impression. Adams picked up the first down already, then flicked the defender aside and added an extra 10 yards to the play.

Showing hands and route running are great. Something that often goes overlooked when talking about receivers and tight ends is YAC-ability. Adams showed he can pick up those extra yards after the catch with some devastating power.

Adams ended the game with two receptions for 33 yards. In week 1 of the preseason he had three receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown.

No, the numbers aren’t flashy – but they’re productive. He’s also showing that he can make eye-popping plays like this stiff arm was.

If Jarell Adams continues to show out like this, he could find himself with a decent role in the Houston Texans offense.