He figured the Giants would be interested in bolstering their safety position, given the lack of proven players on the depth board.
They picked someone who is no stranger to their team or their building, as they will sign Andrew Adams just in time for the start of training camp.
Veterans report Tuesday, with the first practice scheduled for Wednesday morning. Adams, 29, will be at the scene. The Giants held a tryout Monday, with tight end Eric Ebron — a 2014 Lions first-round pick — and offensive tackle Kendall Lamm among the participating players. Adams was also there and the Giants liked what they saw.
Adams came to the Giants in 2016, undrafted from UConn, and ended up starting 13 games as a rookie. His first interception in the NFL, after Carson Wentz, helped the Giants earn a win over the Eagles in Week 9 this season.
A valuable special teams contributor, Adams played in all 16 games in 2017 for the Giants before moving to the Buccaneers. Adams had four of his seven career interceptions during the 2018 season and ended up winning a Super Bowl after the 2020 season — he played in all 16 regular season games and four postseason games. Intertwined with his four years in Tampa, Adams signed with the Lions (2019) and then the Eagles (2021) but was waived before the season both times. He returned to the Buccaneers for the third time last season, starting three of the 14 games he appeared in.
Adams should push hard to make the Giants roster. Big Blue has Xavier McKinney and Julian Love as starting safeties and not much after that. They drafted Dane Belton out of Iowa in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft and got cornerback Jarren Williams to safety in the spring.