Defensive tackle Sam Adams will definitely not be wearing Silver & Black next season.
Granted, the Raiders signing of former San Francisco defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield lessened that likelihood significantly but Adams agreed to a four-year contract with the Buffalo Bills according to an ESPN.com report.
The terms of the deal were not available but it is reportedly an incentive based deal that rewards Adams for playing time and performance. The 330-pound Adams fills a need for Buffalo. Adams provides the big body in the middle to protect linebackers London Fletcher and Takeo Spikes. The Bills are counting on Adams and fellow defensive tackle Pat Williams form an outstanding tandem in the middle in order to allow the Bills linebackers to roam freely.
Buffalo was actively pursuing Adams the last three weeks while Minnesota and Baltimore, one of his former teams, showed interest as well. Adams helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl in 2000 and helped the Raiders reach the big dance last season.The Bills are hoping the tandem of Adams and Williams has a similar impact as when Adams was paired with Tony Siragusa in Baltimore and John Parrella in Oakland.