Josh Adams

New York Jets
Running Back #33
New York Jets
Running Back #33

Josh Adams News

Back with Jets

Adams re-signed on a one-year deal with the Jets on Monday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Jets did not tender Adams in restricted free agency, though he still lands back for a third season with the team. Adams' role in the offense was limited in 2020, as he managed only 75 snaps and 29 rushing attempts. Currently, there's no clear starting option on the team's roster as Ty Johnson and La'Mical Perine project to serve as the lead backs.

Mar 15, 2021 6:01 PM EST

Finds end zone in finale

Adams rushed 11 times for 47 yards and a touchdown while catching two of four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Patriots to close out the season.

Analysis: Adams scored from one yard out in the third quarter to bookend his season with touchdowns, as his only other visit to the end zone came all the way back in Week 1. He and Ty Johnson each got 11 carries with Frank Gore (chest) and La'Mical Perine (illness) out. Adams was fourth on New York's running back depth chart with everybody healthy, and he'll be fighting an uphill battle for a roster spot next season.

Jan 3, 2021 3:26 PM EST

Leading rusher out of three RBs

Adams rushed six times for 27 yards and caught both of his targets for three yards in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Adams led the Jets in rushing yards, narrowly edging Frank Gore (eight carries for 23 yards) and Ty Johnson (eight carries for 16 yards). Most of Adams' production came in garbage time, however, and working as part of a three-man running back rotation in the league's lowest-scoring offense isn't a recipe for success heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Rams.

Dec 13, 2020 7:13 PM EST

Tops 70 yards

Adams rushed eight times for 74 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: The Jets leaned primarily on Ty Johnson (22 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown) after Frank Gore suffered a concussion early on, but Adams made the most of his change-of-pace role against the vulnerable Raiders run defense. Adams should see a similar role behind Johnson against the Seahawks in Week 14 if Gore's not ready to return.

Dec 6, 2020 4:29 PM EST

One touch in Week 12

Adams rushed once for one yard in Sunday's 20-3 loss to Miami.

Analysis: The rumblings about a running back rotation following La'Mical Perine's ankle injury didn't hold much water on game day, as Frank Gore got 21 touches to three for Ty Johnson and once for Adams. Adams' barely existent role on New York's league-worst offense doesn't inspire much confidence ahead of a Week 13 clash with the Raiders.

Nov 29, 2020 4:32 PM EST

Signs with Gang Green

The Jets signed Adams to the active roster Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: La'Mical Perine suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and is expected to miss at least a couple of games. Adams was promoted as a result, and he'll add depth in the backfield behind Frank Gore and Ty Johnson. Through five games with the Jets over the past two seasons, Adams recorded 20 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and caught two passes for 14 yards.

Nov 24, 2020 1:05 PM EST

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.

Sep 21, 2020 3:14 PM EST

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.

Sep 20, 2020 5:59 PM EST

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.

Sep 19, 2020 12:53 PM EST

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.

Sep 15, 2020 5:39 PM EST

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.

Sep 13, 2020 6:32 PM EST

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.

Sep 12, 2020 2:01 PM EST

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.

Sep 6, 2020 5:22 PM EST

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.

Sep 5, 2020 3:47 PM EST

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.

Sep 1, 2020 4:13 PM EST

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.

Aug 22, 2020 3:57 PM EST

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.

Jan 5, 2020 2:41 PM EST

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.

Dec 22, 2019 9:19 AM EST

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.

Dec 13, 2019 1:48 PM EST

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.

Nov 24, 2019 6:25 PM EST

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