Colts Moving On From Free Agent Mike Adams

Intro: On Monday, Mike Adams took to Instagram to indicate his time in Indianapolis has come to a close. Adams, 35, is a free agent in 2017.

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INDIANAPOLIS – What a three-year run it was for Mike Adams in Indianapolis.

Initially thought to be just a "camp body" signing in 2014, Adams went on to start at safety for all three of seasons with the Colts, earning Pro Bowl nods in two of those years.

On Monday night, Adams, a 2017 free agent, posted the following message on Instagram, indicating the Colts will not be re-signing him.

Adams said: Today was my last day as a Colt. I appreciate all the love from my teammates & the fans! But I definitely left my mark in Indy! 2 Pro Bowls, Started 44 games, 241 tackles, 7 force fumbles, and 17 turnovers (12 INTs) in 3 years! #notretiredyet #imstillnice #teamadams #watchthetapenotmybio

Adams, 35, has had a tremendous NFL career.

After going undrafted in 2004 out of Delaware, Adams has not only logged 13 seasons in the NFL, but played Pro Bowl-caliber football after turning 30 years old.

When the Colts singed Adams back in June of 2014, following stops in San Francisco, Cleveland and Denver, Chuck Pagano's team was in dire need of a stabling presence at safety.

Adams not only provided that, but he upped his level of play with an NFL-best seven takeaways in 2014.

The 10 interceptions Adams recorded from 2014-15 were tied for the third most in the NFL during that span.

Not bringing Adams back for a fourth season was expected, given the direction the Colts are looking for moving forward.

The Colts have long stated a need to get younger on defense.

Adams did say in his Instagram post that he's still looking to play in 2017, something he told Colts.com over the weekend at the NFL Combine.

With Adams no longer in the plans for the Colts, Clayton Geathers has an open starting spot next to him at safety.

T.J. Green (a rookie last season) and Darius Butler (also a free agent in 2017) are two candidates to fill the position Adams occupied for the last three seasons.

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