Evan Adams 2nd former Syracuse football guy recently let go by NFL team

The Baltimore Ravens have released former Syracuse football offensive lineman Evan Adams.

As professional squads have made moves to shrink their rosters to 80 players for training camp, the Baltimore Ravens released former Syracuse football offensive lineman Evan Adams, according to an article on the NFL team’s Web site.

The Ravens’ story noted that among Baltimore’s recent roster moves, three undrafted rookies, including Adams, were among four players waived by the squad earlier this week.

This is a bummer for Adams, and it’s certainly not easy for undrafted free agents to remain on pro rosters out of training camp, because the novel coronavirus pandemic had made it difficult for these players to showcase their talents.

I had high hopes for Adams, who hails from Norwalk, Conn., to ultimately suit up for my hometown Ravens, but hopefully he will catch on with another NFL crew in the near future.

Offensive lineman Evan Adams joins wide receiver/return specialist Sean Riley as former Syracuse football players recently let go by NFL teams.

A few days ago, the New England Patriots released former Syracuse football wide receiver and return specialist Sean Riley. The Los Angeles native had signed with the Patriots following last spring’s NFL Draft.

Riley possesses a resourceful skill-set and absolutely should have future opportunities at the pro level. For him and Adams, though, finding such chances during the pandemic could prove quite challenging.

Speaking of Adams, per his bio on cuse.com, the talented offensive lineman redshirted in the 2015 stanza and was a four-year starter at guard.

From 2016 to 2019, the versatile Adams had 33 starts at right guard and 12 starts at left guard. Cuse.com says that he suited up for 3,464 snaps throughout his four campaigns and collected 146 knockdown blocks.

In 2019, his senior year, Adams performed admirably. He started all 12 contests at left guard for a Syracuse football crew that went a disappointing 5–7.

Adams led the Orange’s offensive line in knockdown blocks, with 51, and tied for the most snaps, at 940. While the Syracuse football offensive line did struggle with allowing too many sacks in 2019, Adams blocked for an Orange offense that accumulated 500 total yards on two occasions and managed 200-plus rushing yards on three instances, per cuse.com.

Furthermore, versus Boston College in early November, Adams had nine knockdown blocks, the highest one-game amount since the Syracuse office of athletic communications began tracking that statistic in 2015.