Former OT Adams attempting comeback as TE

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams lost 68 pounds in an attempt to come back to the NFL as a tight end.Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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Former offensive tackle Mike Adams, a 2012 second-round draft pick, is attempting to make a comeback as a tight end.

Adams started six games as a Pittsburgh Steelers rookie, but found himself out of football last year after playing in Pittsburgh and with the Chicago Bears.

Adams recently lost 68 pounds, going from 323 pounds to 255 in hopes of returning to the NFL as a tight end.

“I want to give it another shot and get after it,” Adams told the Rivalry podcast. “I love the game. It’s what I want to do. It’s who I am.”

Adams attributed his weight loss on Twitter to eating healthy with “good ol hard work in the weight room and yoga studio to get cut up.”