Browns Sign Former Area High School Football Star
CLEVELAND–Former Cleveland-area high school football star, Royce Adams, was signed by the Browns on Wednesday. He became the first player signed by the Mike Pettine/Ray Farmer coach and general manager combo.
Adams is 5’10”, 187 lbs and is officially in his second NFL season out of Purdue.
He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2012, and spent that year on injured reserve with a knee injury. In New York during the 2012 season, the Jets defensive coordinator was Mike Pettine.
Adams spent training camp with the Jets in 2013 but did not make the team.
In 2011, Adams played for the Arena Football League’s Pittsburgh Power, where he registered 56 tackles, seven passes defenses and one forced fumble.
In college, Adams spent his first three seasons as a cornerback before converting to wide receiver for his senior year.
A native of South Euclid, Adams had the opportunity to play for two outstanding high school football programs in Northeast Ohio. He began his high school career playing under coach Ted Ginn, Sr. at Glenville High. Adams transferred to St. Edward High School as a senior to finish out his high school career.