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Broncos Sign S Mike Adams, Creates a Void for Cleveland

Veteran safety Mike Adams has agreed to a contract with the Denver Broncos, ending his five-year reign with the Cleveland Browns. Adams posted the following on his Twitter account (I have translated it to plain English):

"Cleveland didn't offer a contract for me to stay, so now I'm a Bronco. I went hard every play for you, Cleveland! I will miss that locker room, and the fans!"

Adams started 16 games last season for the first time in his career and was always known as a high class guy. He will be missed in the locker room, as several players already expressed their sadness in his departure.

The thing I think you have to find surprising is that Adams claims that the Browns did not offer him a contract to stay. Last week, the media reported that general manager Tom Heckert indicated the team would try to re-sign both Patterson and Adams. The Browns could start Usama Young next year, since he was projected to be a starter before he got hurt last year. However, Young didn't seem to excel when he did play, which makes you wonder if safety might be a higher priority than originally thought in April's draft.