Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Running Back #33
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 213 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Josh Adams: Drops back to practice roster

Adams reverted to the Jets' practice squad Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Adams played just five offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers and didn't record a touch. He stands a good chance to be brought back up for Week 3 against the Colts since Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) will miss the next two games.

September 21, 2020 3:14 PM EST

Josh Adams: Stuffed on fourth down

Adams rushed once for no gain in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Adams' usage was peculiar, as his only touch came on arguably the game's most important play; he was stuffed on a 4th-and-1 play from San Francisco's 20-yard-line with the Jets down 14-3 late in the first half. After New York turned it over on downs, the 49ers proceeded to drive the ball down the field for a touchdown to take a 21-3 lead into the locker room. Frank Gore (21 carries for 63 yards) is New York's clear lead back with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on the shelf, and rookie La'Mical Perine is also ahead of Hart in the running back pecking order.

September 20, 2020 5:59 PM EST

Josh Adams: Back on active roster

Adams was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Similar to last week, Adams will once again find his way onto the active roster as a depth option, only this time behind starter Frank Gore with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) now on IR. Adams did manage to score late in Week 1 so anything is possible, but it's more likely a combination of Gore, La'Mical Perine (ankle) and Kalen Ballage take most of the workload for New York.

September 19, 2020 12:53 PM EST

Josh Adams: Shuffles back to practice squad

Adams reverted to the Jets' practice squad.

Analysis: Adams played in the Jets' season opener versus the Bills, and with Le'Veon Bell leaving early with a hamstring injury, he got some tread and found the paydirt in garbage time. Bell was placed on IR, but the Jets brought in Kalen Ballage to back up Frank Gore and La'Mical Perine (ankle). If Perine is unavailable for Week 2, however, Adams could elevate to the active roster once again.

September 15, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Josh Adams: Scores garbage time TD

Adams rushed twice for eight yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Adams didn't get into the game until garbage time but made the made the most of his opportunity with a two-yard touchdown run to conclude the scoring in the final minute. Le'Veon Bell exited with a hamstring injury, and with La'Mical Perine sidelined by an ankle injury, Adams and Frank Gore are the only healthy running backs left on the Jets' roster. If Bell can't go against the 49ers in Week 2, Adams would likely occupy the lower end of a timeshare with Gore.

September 13, 2020 6:32 PM EST

Josh Adams: Lands on active roster

Adams was promoted to the Jets' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Adams was among the team's final roster cuts but joined their practice squad shortly after. Now, he'll have the chance to serve as depth in the team's backfield with La'Mical Perine (ankle) ruled out for Week 1 against Buffalo. Adams logged eight carries for 12 yards in 2019.

September 12, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Josh Adams: Joins practice squad

The Jets signed Adams to the practice squad Sunday, Ralph Vacchiano of reports.

Analysis: Adams, who was let by the Jets on Saturday amid final roster cuts, will provide the team with emergency depth at running back while on the practice squad. In three games last season, Adams had eight carries for 12 yards.

September 6, 2020 5:22 PM EST

Josh Adams: Let go by Jets

The Jets waived Adams on Saturday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: The writing was on the wall for Adams after the Jets signed Frank Gore and drafted La'Micael Perine (ankle). The 23-year-old logged just eight rushes for 12 yards last season, so he'll likely seek a depth role elsewhere if he clears waivers. Otherwise, Adams could carve out a practice-squad role in New York.

September 5, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Josh Adams: Back at practice

Adams (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Adams missed about a week of practice with this hamstring injury, but his chances of making the team should remain steady since rookie fourth-round pick La'Mical Perine (ankle) could miss a few practices as well. Still, once Perine is healthy, it's unlikely Adams gets much tread considering he played in just three games in 2019.

September 1, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Josh Adams: Injures hamstring in practice

Adams suffered a hamstring injury in practice Saturday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Adams is in a competition for a roster spot as a depth running back, so hopefully this injury doesn't keep him out too long. He appeared in three games for the Jets last season, rushing eight times for 12 yards.

August 22, 2020 3:57 PM EST

Josh Adams: Finishes 2019 with 12 yards

Adams didn't see the field in Week 17 and finishes the season with eight carries for 12 yards and no catches in three games played.

Analysis: Adams didn't make much of an impact after being called up from the Jets' practice squad. The 23-year-old running back is under contract for next season at the minimum cap hit of just $660,000, so he should compete for a depth spot behind Le'Veon Bell in 2020.

January 5, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Josh Adams: Inactive in Week 16

Adams is inactive for the team's Week 16 matchup against the Steelers.

Analysis: Adams hadn't taken a snap in any of the team's last three games, is now inactive with the return of Bilal Powell (ankle). Powell and Ty Montgomery are likely to split backup duties out of the backfield, serving behind Le'Veon Bell.

December 22, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Josh Adams: Doesn't see field again

Adams did not log a single snap during Thursday's 42-21 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Adams has now logged three consecutive games without taking a snap on offense or special teams. The second-year pro appears to be buried in New York's depth chart behind Le'Veon Bell, Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell (ankle/illness), and he won't warrant fantasy consideration until further notice.

December 13, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Josh Adams: Another four carries in Week 12

Adams rushed four times for six yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Adams' four carries tied with quarterback Sam Darnold for fourth on the team behind Le'Veon Bell (12), Bilal Powell (five) and Ty Montgomery (five). New York won't always have the luxury of a large lead to work its depth pieces into the mix, so Adams could see his already meager workload dip even further in future weeks.

November 24, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Josh Adams: Four carries in Jets debut

Adams rushed four times for six yards in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Redskins.

Analysis: Adams was added from the practice squad to prevent other teams from scooping him up, but he's buried down the running back depth chart. He and Ty Montgomery are left competing for scraps behind Le'Veon Bell and Bilal Powell.

November 18, 2019 9:53 AM EST

Josh Adams: Signs with Jets' practice squad

Adams went unclaimed on waivers and signed with the Jets' practice squad Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It's a bit of a surprise that Adams didn't get claimed on waivers after being cut by the Eagles on Saturday, as the 22-year-old paced Philadelphia in rushing last season and averaged a solid 4.3 yards per carry. Adams will reunite with general manager Joe Douglass in New York.

September 1, 2019 1:18 PM EST

Josh Adams: Hitting waiver wire

Adams was released Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Miles Sanders emergence as a possible workhorse made the 22-year-old expendable. Adams figures to have plenty of interest on the open market, and it would be a surprise for him not to be picked up by another roster before Week 1. The undrafted free agent posted a solid 4.3 yards-per-carry average across 120 touches in his rookie campaign, finishing the 2018 season with 511 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

August 31, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Josh Adams: Loses yardage in preseason finale

Adams rushed twice for minus-1 yard and caught one of two targets for a loss of five in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets.

Analysis: This was likely Adams' final chance to state his case for a roster spot, and he failed spectacularly with minus-6 total yards from scrimmage. Wendell Smallwood was already viewed as ahead of Adams, and Smallwood was clearly the better of the two roster-bubble backs here as well.

August 29, 2019 7:58 PM EST

Josh Adams: Could be let go

Adams could be waived by the Eagles when it comes time to make roster cuts, Zack Rosenblatt of reports.

Analysis: Adams paced the Eagles in rushing last season with 511 yards, with the next highest total being Wendell Smallwood's 364 yards. Since then, of course, Philadelphia traded for Jordan Howard in March and drafted Miles Sanders in the second round of the draft in April. Rosenblatt also notes that Adams has improved in areas that he struggled with last season, primarily pass-catching and short-yardage running. While the improvements don't help his case in Philadelphia, it could make the 22-year-old a viable candidate for a backup or depth role with another squad.

August 26, 2019 7:54 AM EST

Josh Adams: Returns from shoulder surgery

Adams (shoulder) rotated with Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood at Thursday's practice, Tim McManus of reports.

Analysis: Adams and Smallwood are the long shots of the bunch, while Corey Clement (knee) remains focused on rehab and also has a lot to prove. The good news for Adams is that he appears to be healthy after having offseason surgery on his shoulder. The bad news is that he needs to compete with four other players -- Smallwood, Clement, Boston Scott, Donnel Pumphrey -- for one or two roster spots.

July 25, 2019 1:57 PM EST

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