INDIANAPOLIS – In 2014, it was Vontae Davis who had Colts fans sweating in the first few minutes of free agency.
Davis, a player that the Colts labeled as a key player to re-sign last offseason, did not immediately re-up with Indianapolis when the 2014 free agency began.
The Colts and Davis made sure he wasn't on the open market for long though.
A third year together for the pair was what both parties had hoped for when a 2012 August trade was executed.
This year, it was Mike Adams who had Colts fans constantly refreshing Twitter as the clock struck 4:00 p.m. last Tuesday.
Just like Davis in 2014, the Colts were open in expressing real interest in having Adams back for a second season in Indianapolis.
"I was confident it was going to get done," Adams said last Wednesday on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. "In having conversations with the coaching staff, it was just a matter of how it was going to get done."
"It came down to the last hour, but we definitely got it done."
With Adams quarterbacking the secondary again in 2015, he will now wait and see who might line up alongside him next season.
The Colts are searching for another starting safety, a position that Adams himself did not cement down until the end of Training Camp last year.
During this year's free agency process, Adams says he was paying more attention to the status of cornerback Darius Butler than his own uncertainty.
When Butler re-signed the day before the new league year, Adams knew if/when he did return he would help line up the same cornerback trio that he did in 2014 (Vontae Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler).
Adams was also a big fan of the Frank Gore addition. From 2005-2006, Adams spent two seasons with Gore in San Francisco, including watching the new Colts running back scamper for a career-high 1,695 rushing yards in 2006.
From his own deal, to others Adams will also share a locker room with in 2015, the veteran safety is playing at the age of 34 (turns 34 next week) to reach the summit he's been close to the last two seasons.
"We feel that we still have the pieces to make a run for it," Adams said.
"They are putting people in place. They are setting us up for success. As players, we've just got to go out there and execute."
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