Houston Texans tight end Jerell Adams had one of the best plays you’ll see this preseason vs. the Detroit Lions on Saturday night.
In the third quarter of the Week 2 preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Jerell Adams of the Houston Texans showed his overall strength with, as described by the official NFL Twitter page … a “grown man stiff arm.”
The play that will be the talk of the water cooler for Texans fans on Monday began with a third-and-one situation near midfield where quarterback Joe Webb had a short-yardage pass to Adams in the open field, and Andrew Adams (5-11, 200 pounds) of the Lions attempted to tackle the 6-5, 254-pound tight end.
The result of that meeting in the open field resulted in the aforementioned “grown man stiff arm” where Adams of the Texans pushed Adams of the Lions out of his way and to the ground for a 30-yard gain and a first down.
Below is the play via the official NFL Twitter page:
Adams didn’t play a snap in the regular season in ’18, but in his first two NFL seasons while with the New York Giants the tight end totaled 24 receptions (32 targets) for 214 yards receiving and one touchdown. His career-long regular season reception is 38 yards in 2017.
Adams of the Texans might not make the final 53-man roster in Houston, as he has a lot of competition with the likes of Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins, Kahale Warring and Darren Fells also battling for a roster spot at the position.
Even so, Adams gave himself a great piece of film to show if not to the Texans, than to other NFL teams what he is capable of doing, and it should be certain he had the most entertaining play of the night for the home team.