Steelers place rookie OLB Adams on injured reserve
- The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed rookie OLB Keion Adams on injured reserve, ending his season without him even seeing a preseason snap in year one. Adams was a seventh-round draft pick, and injured his shoulder early in camp He has not recovered enough to feature in the team’s plans this season.
- Last season, at Western Michigan, Adams notched seven sacks, nine hits, 38 hurries, and 35 defensive stops, and for the first five weeks of the season was on a complete tear, before suffering something of a mid-season slump and never quite recapturing that early form.
- His 54 total pressures last season ranked 18th in the draft class, sandwiched between first-rounders T.J. Watt and Myles Garrett.