Meet the Giants: Kris Adams


May 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver

Kris Adams

(89) pulls in a one handed catch during a passing drill at organized team activities at the Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Meet Kris Adams.

Kris attended UTEP, also known as the University of Texas at El Paso.

Kris Adams hasn’t done too much stats wise in the NFL thus far in his career. In fact, Kris is one of those players that has more teams than catches. In his career Kris has 2 receptions for 26 yards. It’s important to note that Chris was targeted 8 times, so he might have missed some opportunities. Those 8 targets were from Andrew Luck and the Colts, so it just speaks to Mr. Adams’ lack of NFL experience. He probably just wasn’t ready for the big time.

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Kris has been with five NFL teams, he was signed as an UDFA in 2011 with the Chicago Bears and has since been on the roster of the Rams, Colts and the Vikings before finally being signed by the New York Giants on January 15, 2013. Kris’ journey with the Giants didn’t start out well as he unfortunately fractured his leg on August 12, 2013 and made the Giants injury reserve list. Given his health issues and lack of production. Why is Kris Adams still in the NFL?

At 6’3″- 194 lbs, Kris has size that a lot of teams crave in a wide receiver, as evident by Kris traveling around the league in three seasons of tryouts and practice squads… For the Giants in particular, having a weapon like Adams for Eli Manning would be great if he could ever bloom into the player with potential he showed in 2008 when he scored 14 TD’s for the Miners.

Now, can Kris Adams stick another year with the Jints? Or will this be the end of the dream for the former UTEP receiver?

Regardless, just the idea that Kris Adams gets to have two NFL catches is amazing. He’s been in locker rooms all throughout the NFL. He’s tried on genuine NFL pads and been coached by a variety of different schemes. What an experience. I’d love to walk on to the field at the Meadowlands just to feel the field with my fingers and smell the violence of games past and the winning mystique of Giants History.

Remember, guys like Kris Adams get to don the Giants armor and practically taste the success of all the NFL dreams his mind could dream up as a child. In Giants Nation, make sure to give extra hope and goodwill to players like Kris Adams… He’s experiencing the best, most trying times of his life. Waking up everyday believing he can do it, despite the odds and logic.

Don’t forget to believe in them too… It’s football, but these are real grown up kids with real dreams that face all too real, pink-slips.