Titans Steal Veteran Safety From Steelers' Practice Squad

The Titans have stolen a veteran safety from the Steelers' practice squad.
The Titans have stolen a veteran safety from the Steelers' practice squad. / AP Photos/Mark Humphrey

It's safe to say the 2022 season is not going as planned for the Tennessee Titans so far. They own an 0-2 record and have posted the fourth-worst total DVOA rating in the NFL. The Titans signed safety Andrew Adams from the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad with a hope of improving that ranking.

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Adams is being added to the 53-man active roster and could see some playing time as soon as Week 3. The six-year pro has appeared in 87 career NFL games (35 starts) with the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was the Giants that released Adams prior to the roster deadline in August.

It seemed like only a matter of time before Adams was picked up by a team in need of experience. He has racked up 190 tackles (6 for loss), 23 pass breakups, 7 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in his career. He played a key role on a Buccaneer's defense that won the Super Bowl two years ago as well.

The Titans have Kevin Byard and Amani Hooker manning the safety position right now, but there is almost zero depth behind them. Backup A.J. Moore was placed on the injured reserve with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Lonnie Johnson and Joshua Kalu have logged a combined 19 career NFL starts.

It's worth noting that Adams has a ton of versatility, too, playing in over 60% of special teams snaps in each of the last two seasons. For now, the Titans have their eyes set on a Week 3 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. Tennessee is slated as a 2.5-point home underdog, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

The betting markets are even lower on the Titan's season-long outlook. They are +142 underdogs to make the playoffs, which could be an intriguing bet if you're confident this defense can turn things around.

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