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Former Steelers’ offensive tackle Mike Adams attempting a comeback at tight end

The former Pittsburgh Steelers second round pick was out of football in 2017, but is attempting a comeback — at tight end.

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I chuckled when I first read a blurb about Mike Adams, the former Pittsburgh Steelers’ second-round bust, transforming from offensive tackle to tight end. Like many Steelers fans, the memories I have of the former Ohio State Buckeye were not fond ones. Mainly, Adams being a swinging gate at right tackle is what I picture in my mind's eye.

Clicking on this link took me to the story on an Ohio State fan website. I have to admit I was blown away by the new and improved Adams. Eating a healthier diet, lifting weights and throwing in yoga led Adams to lose 68-pounds, and now weighing 255-pounds.

My chuckling stopped once I clicked on the article and saw his picture without a shirt on. Wow, that’s not the Mike Adams I remember. Is this the same guy Pittsburgh drafted in 2012 who was listed at 6-feet 7-inches and more than 330 pounds?

Adams is currently training with Tim Cortazo, who owns FSQ Sports in Pittsburgh. This is the same man who transformed Terrelle Pryor from quarterback to wide receiver. “I want to give it another shot and get after it,” Adams said. “I love the game. It’s what I want to do.”

Here is a picture of Adams with the Steelers and a picture of him now:

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After being out of the league last year, this will be an interesting story to follow, and I do hope that Adams is able to transition to tight end and get his NFL dreams back on track.

In the meantime, stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the Pittsburgh Steelers as they complete Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and press on towards training camp.