The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed third-year safety Andrew Adams on Wednesday, restoring depth to a position that took a hit on Monday night.
The Buccaneers had an open spot on their 53-man roster after placing starting safety Chris Conte on injured reserve on Tuesday. Conte had originally suffered a knee injury against Philadelphia in Week Two and then was hurt again in Monday's game against Pittsburgh. Conte could be eligible to return from injured reserve but must miss at least eight games.
The Buccaneers also made an addition to the practice squad, signing rookie cornerback Marko Myers, who went to training camp with the team this summer. The team had an open spot on that 11-man unit after releasing cornerback Jeff Richards on Tuesday.
Adams (5-11, 205) played 30 games for the New York Giants over the past two seasons, starting 17 of them. He originally joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Connecticut in 2016. His career totals include 72 tackles, one interception, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble.
Adams started his rookie season on the Giants' practice squad but was promoted near the end of September and quickly found a prominent role in New York's defense. He played in the last 14 games and started 13 of them, contributing 44 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception. His pick came against Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. Last season, Adams played in all 16 games with four starts for the Giants. He went to camp with the Giants again this year but was waived in the final roster cut-down.
Myers signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Southeastern, an NAIA school in nearby Lakeland, Florida that only started its football program in 2014. Myers was one of the program's original recruits. He played in all four preseason games for the Buccaneers in August and contributed five solo tackles.