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.
Steelers have released offensive tackle Mike Adams with the designation of Failed Physical.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 5, 2016
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.
UPDATE: The Steelers also released a pair of players before minicamp begins this weekend.
Steelers also released Ty Long and Abou Toure— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2016