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Pittsburgh Steelers release offensive tackle Mike Adams

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut ties with former 2nd round pick Mike Adams with a "failed physical" designation.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been extremely patient with offensive tackle Mike Adams. After a failed drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine which led to him begging to be drafted by the Steelers, the team stood behind him. After selecting him in the second round, the team sat and watched him go through an incident that saw him get stabbed in Pittsburgh. Even after reporting to training camp and spending the entire 2015 season on the Physicall Unable to Perform list, the team was patient.

Consider the patience to be gone.

The Pittsburgh Steelers released Mike Adams Thursday, with a designation of a failed physical. The move shouldn't surprise many, especially after the team spent a fourth round draft pick on Jerald Hawkins from LSU in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Adams was drafted to be the future left tackle for the team, but after failing to perform, was moved to right tackle. Marcus Gilbert eventually took over the right tackle duties, and Adams became the team's swing backup tackle. He made 20 starts at OT from 2012-2014, but the back injury which nullified his 2015 season seemingly has ended his time with the Steelers.

The team will now move on with their offseason workouts starting this weekend when their rookie minicamp gets underway.

UPDATE: The Steelers also released a pair of players before minicamp begins this weekend.