This means Adams will remain on the PUP list for the duration of the 2015 season, and Pittsburgh won’t be required to transfer him to injured reserve.
Adams, 25, was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. He has been dealing with a back injury that required surgery, and prevented him from practicing with the team this summer.
He’s in the final year of his four-year, $3.544 million rookie contract that included a $1,017,200 signing bonus, and will make a base salary of $873,225 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Adams appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 66 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players.