Josh Adams
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Facing a six-month timeline in his recovery from January shoulder surgery, Adams could be stashed on the PUP list if the Eagles don't want to lose him but also don't have a job for him on the 53-man roster. The offseason additions of Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders leave the team with a crowded backfield, forcing Adams, Corey Clement (knee), Wendell Smallwood, Boston Scott and Donnel Pumphrey to compete for one or two spots. Clement is the best bet to secure a job, while Scott and Pumphrey are the longshots. Adams lands somewhere in the middle -- along with Smallwood -- despite making five starts as an undrafted rookie last season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Eagles in August of 2019.
Signs with Jets' practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 1, 2019
Adams went unclaimed on waivers and signed with the Jets' practice squad Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
It's a bit of a surprise that Adams didn't get claimed on waivers after being cut by the Eagles on Saturday, as the 22-year-old paced Philadelphia in rushing last season and averaged a solid 4.3 yards per carry. Adams will reunite with general manager Joe Douglass in New York.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Adams' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Cone Drill, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
6' 2"
225 lbs
40-Yard Dash*
4.48 sec
Cone Drill*
6.75 sec
Broad Jump*
122 in
Bench Press
18 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
33.75 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jay Ajayi is in a contract year and has long believed to have a problematic knee, and Corey Clement doesn't project as a long-term starter for the most part. Adams doesn't project as a traditional starter, either, but the athleticism and especially the skill set imply a player capable of providing fantasy value if he sees a significant role. Adams was highly explosive at Notre Dame, where he ran for 3,201 yards (6.7 YPC) and 20 touchdowns in 37 games, adding 41 receptions for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He would ideally add at least 10 pounds to his frame because he's currently thin at 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, but in the meantime he has encouraging speed and quickness with a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and 6.78-second three-cone drills. even cited a top game speed of 22.37 miles per hour for Adams in one game last year, which would generally compare more to 4.4 speed.
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Hitting waiver wire
RBFree Agent
August 31, 2019
Adams was released Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Loses yardage in preseason finale
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 29, 2019
Adams rushed twice for minus-1 yard and caught one of two targets for a loss of five in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets.
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Could be let go
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 26, 2019
Adams could be waived by the Eagles when it comes time to make roster cuts, Zack Rosenblatt of reports.
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Returns from shoulder surgery
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
July 25, 2019
Adams (shoulder) rotated with Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood at Thursday's practice, Tim McManus of reports.
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Struggles with pass catching
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
June 28, 2019
Adams (shoulder) was a limited participant in minicamp, where he struggled as a pass catcher, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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