The Patriots have added more defensive line help in free agency. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they’ve agreed to a one-year deal with former Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams worth up to $2.5 million.
A third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams went to the Packers eight selections after the Patriots drafted tackle Antonio Garcia. He played 45 games for the Packers over his first four seasons, starting only three. He’s played 595 defensive snaps and 257 on special teams in his career.
The 6-foot-4, 304-pound Adams most certainly enters New England as a potential depth piece. He won’t offset the loss of Adam Butler or the potential loss of Lawrence Guy in free agency. But he could represent a roster spot that the Patriots were forced to fill mid-season in 2020 with the signing of Akeem Spence.
Injuries have slowed Adams’ development during his career. He missed nine games as a rookie due to a foot injury, and played eight games in 2020 before spending the rest of the season on injured reserve. Still just 25 years old, if Adams can stay healthy, he figures to have a shot at the 53-man roster in a relatively thin defensive line group.
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