A 2012 college free agent signee with Dallas, Adams joined Bengals practice squad on Sept. 2, after spending preseason with Cowboys ... Earned all-conference honors each of final three seasons at Columbia University.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Signed with Dallas as college free agent on May 4 ... Played in two preseason games for Dallas, and waived on Aug. 31 ... Signed on Sept. 2 to Bengals practice squad.
The Bengals are hoping to keep a few of their own this season in free agency, like middle backer Rey Maualuga. The model for what they do this March might be what they did three years ago.
Everyone saw it coming, but it still didn’t make it any easier Friday when the Bengals released one of their more versatile players and valued leaders across the defensive front and around the locker room in 11-year veteran Robert Geathers.