The Jets are banged up at running back currently with rookie La’Mical Perine set to miss a few weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Adams provides extra depth.
Adams, 24, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame back in 2018. He signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract, but was waived coming out of the preseason as the Eagles trimmed their roster down to 53 players.
Philadelphia later signed Adams to their practice squad after clearing waivers. He was promoted to the active roster two games into the season before later being waived and signing on to the Jets’ practice squad.
In 2020, Adams has appeared in two games for the Jets and rushed for eight yards on three carries and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 14 yards receiving.