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 profootballtalk.com.
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.