BY SPNW Staff 05:41PM 03/27/2014

Seahawks sign CB Phillip Adams from Raiders

The Seahawks Thursday signed 25-year-old free agent cornerback Phillip Adams, who played in 16 games (two starts) with the Oakland Raiders last season, to a one-year contract. Adams figures to contend for a backup job at cornerback and could also see substantial time on special teams. The news was first reported by

Tne 5-foot-11, 195-pound Adams spent the end of the 2011 regular season, Pete Carroll’s second in Seattle, with the Seahawks. They waived him him Aug. 31, 2012, and Oakland signed him the next day. He recorded 30 tackles for the Raiders last season and appeared in 31 of 32 regular-season games with the Raiders over the last two seasons.

Adams also has returned punts, an important virtue with the loss in free agency of Golden Tate.

In addition to his time with Seattle and Oakland, Adams has had brief stints with San Francisco (2010-2011) and New England (2011). He was a seventh-round selection of the 49ers in 2010 out of South Carolina State.


  • Its onlySports(DavidWakefield)

    Adams will have a chance to go the play offs now…not so sure that opportunity was there in Oakland. He will have something to talk to Marshawn about as Lynch said recently he still roots for the silver and black when we arent playing them in an interview taped down in Cali by one of the local stations~the Raiders were apparently his boyhood team.
    Welcome Phillip to the team. Maybe Percy can teach you a few tricks about returns when your not playing defense.

  • jafabian

    His acquisition offsets the loss of Browner. Be interesting to see Maxwell and Lane compete for the starting CB position opposite Sherman when training camp starts.