INDIANAPOLIS – When the 2015 offseason began, the Colts had 13 unrestricted free agents.
With the clock just seconds past 4:00 on Tuesday afternoon, thus putting unrestricted guys on the open market, the Colts made sure to lock up arguably their most important one.
Safety Mike Adams and the Colts agreed to terms on a new contract Tuesday afternoon.
No position this offseason for the Colts had more uncertainty than both starting safety spots.
Adams' return has secured half of that worry.
The safety position still remains an offseason need for the Colts with Adams turning 34 years old in two weeks.
With Sergio Brown an unrestricted free agent (reported to Jacksonville), the Colts currently have no other safety on the roster with starting experience (besides Adams).
When the Colts signed Adams last June on a one-year deal the thought was they were getting a durable safety who would compete for a starting job.
They ended up with the NFL leader in takeaways (7) and a Pro Bowler at the age of 33.
At this year's Pro Bowl, Adams talked about entering free agency.
"I got a lot left. I got more than people think," Adams said.
"I want to stay as a Colt. I want to end my career there. I want to call it quits there. Obviously it's a business and they have to make a business decision as well as I do. I hope they do everything in their power to keep me and I hope they want me back. I just want to help finish what we started."
That opportunity begins with OTAs on April 20.