Bears adding former safety Mike Adams to coaching staff

Mike Adams, a 16-year NFL safety whose last snap came in 2019, is joining the Bears as an assistant secondary coach, a source confirmed Monday.

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Mike Adams, a 16-year NFL safety whose last snap came in 2019, is joining the Bears as an assistant secondary coach, a source confirmed Monday.

Adams, who will work alongside secondary coach Deshea Townsend, played at Delaware at the same time as Bears coach Matt Nagy.

Adams was an undrafted free agent out of college but carved out a long NFL career, starting 149 times in 228 games. He had 30 interceptions, forced 13 fumbles and recovered 16.

He played three years with the 49ers, five with the Browns, two with the Broncos, three with the Colts, two with the Panthers and one with the Texans in 2019. He retired in 2020.

New defensive coordinator Sean Desai, the Bears’ former safeties coach, is filling out his coaching staff. He hired defensive line coach Chris Rumpf, outside linebackers coach Bill Shuey and inside linebackers coach Bill McGovern last week.

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