Former Vikings draft pick getting another shot at a career in football

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Rodney Adams
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Rodney Adams /

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Rodney Adams was recently reinstated by the NFL after spending the last two seasons on the reserve/retired list.

Back in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings ended up making 11 selections. Of these 11 players who were added, some are still members of the Vikings’ roster including Dalvin Cook, Jaleel Johnson, Pat Elflein, Ben Gedeon, and Ifeadi Odenigbo.

During this draft, Minnesota ended up picking a pair of wide receivers, Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley. Unfortunately, neither Adams or Coley were ever able to make any sort of impact for the Vikings after they joined the team.

After he was waived by Minnesota in 2018, Coley ended up spending some time with the New York Giants and the New York Jets. Currently, he’s preparing for the upcoming XFL season as a member of the Tampa Bay Vipers.

As for Adams, he spent most of 2017 as a member of the Vikings practice squad. Minnesota then ended up removing him from their practice squad and the young receiver was able to land a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts in early 2018.

Shortly after signing with the Colts, however, Adams was placed on the team’s reserved/retired list. His shot at a career in the NFL appeared to be over until Indianapolis announced on Wednesday that the league had reinstated him to the team’s roster.

Adams’ reinstatement isn’t a guarantee that he will be playing in the NFL next season. But it appears as though he’s at least going to try and make the Colts’ 2020 roster.

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Adams is only 25-years-old, so he still has plenty of time to make a career for himself in the league. He had the talent and the potential to cause the Vikings to use a fifth-round pick on him in 2017, so now he just has to prove that he belongs on an NFL roster.