The Seattle Seahawks signed cornerback Phillip Adams on Thursday.
Adams, 25, was in Seahawks training camp in 2012. He signed with Seattle on Dec. 20, 2011 after being released by the New England Patriots. He has played with four teams in his four seasons in the league. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Adams out of South Carolina State in the seventh round in 2010.
In 2012, Adams returned 25 punts for the Oakland Raiders. The Seahawks are looking for a punt returner after Golden Tate signed with the Detroit Lions. Adams has 37 career punt returns for 227 yards.
Adams, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, has three interceptions in 52 career games. He’ll add depth to the Seahawks’ cornerback group, which lost Walter Thurmond (New York Giants) and Brandon Browner (New England Patriots) to free agency.
He is the third unrestricted free agent to sign with the Seahawks in the offseason. Prior, Seattle signed other role players in offensive lineman Stephen Schilling and wide receiver Taylor Price.