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Vernon Adams Jr.

Quarterback  Hamilton Tiger-Cats

STATUS:  Questionable   INJURY TYPE:  Undisclosed   EST. RETURN  6/22/2018
Height:   5' 11''   Weight:   200

May 28, 2018    Vernon Adams Jr. News

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Adams (undisclosed) was sidelined Sunday at practice, the CFL official site reports.

Adams is currently in a battle with Johnny Manziel for the backup role behind starter Jeremiah Masoli, and the reps lost by Adams went to Manziel in Sunday's practice. The team's first preseason game comes Friday against Toronto and will likely be a measuring stick for all three quarterbacks as coaches try to establish the pecking order going into the regular season opener June 16 at Calgary.

Vernon Adams Jr.: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 2, 2018

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Adams was traded to the Tiger-Cats on Friday in exchange for defensive lineman Charleston Hughes, Justin Dunk of 3downnation reports.

Adams was previously dealt from Montreal to Saskatchewan in August of last season, but only threw three passes all season in 2017. He did wind up scoring three rushing touchdowns for the Roughriders, but it was clear that the former Oregon Duck wasn't going to earn any burn at quarterback even with inconsistent play at the position. Moving forward, he will likely wind up serving behind Jeremiah Masoli as the backup in Hamilton this upcoming season.

August 24, 2017

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Adams is listed as the No. 3 quarterback ahead of Friday's game against the Eskimos.

Adams was recently traded from the Alouettes to the Roughriders, and with regular third-stringer Marquise Williams on the one-game injured list with an undisclosed injury, Adams has promptly been promoted to the team's active roster.

August 15, 2017

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Adams was traded to Saskatchewan Tuesday, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Adams' trade was in exchange for defensive back Tevaughn Campbell along with other draft picks. The backup quarterback recorded 42 completions for 575 yards and four touchdowns during his time with the Alouettes.

June 22, 2017

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Adams will be the Alouettes' backup quarterback to start the regular season.

Adams started Montreal's preseason opener, but that was only because fellow quarterback Darian Durant was slowed by a knee injury. Durant is now healthy and will open the season as the Alouettes' top signal-caller, and Adams will be next in line.

June 7, 2017

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Adams, who started Montreal's final game last season, will be the starting quarterback in their preseason opener, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Adams, in just his second year, came back from a knee injury late in the season. He will get the opportunity to prove to coach Jacques Chapdelaine that he is ready for a more prominent role, but Darian Durant is in line to open the season as the Alouettes' top signal caller.

November 6, 2016

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Vernon completed 16 of 28 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 32-25 win over the Tiger-Cats. He also carried the ball six times for 25 yards.

Efficiency is still an issue for the rookie, but Adams put together his best performance since moving up the depth chart a couple of weeks ago. Despite the win, Montreal lost a tiebreaker with Hamilton and missed out on the playoffs this year, but with Adams under center their future looks a little brighter.

November 4, 2016

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Adams (thigh) is listed as the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against the Tiger-Cats.

Adams' status for Week 20 was in question after he left last week's game with an injury, but he was able to practice this week, and is set to make his second career start in the Alouettes' regular season finale.

November 2, 2016

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Adams (knee) practiced with the first team at Wednesday's practice, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Adams' status for the Alouettes' season finale was in question after he left last week's game with a knee injury, but he appears to have avoided any sort of serious setback. Adams' status for Week 20 will ultimately be determined later this week, but signs are pointing to him being available, and possibly starting.

October 30, 2016

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Adams suffered a potentially severe knee injury during Sunday's game against the Stampeders, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Adams likely won't be able to return to Sunday's contest after going down hard with the knee injury. Rakeem Cato will take over at quarterback while Adams remains sidelined.

October 17, 2016

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Adams will start Saturday's game against the Roughriders, Didier Oremjuste of RDS reports.

Adams will move into the starting lineup in place of Rakeem Cato, who threw four touchdowns in Week 15 but has otherwise failed to stand out after taking over as the starting quarterback in Week 12. Adams has played sparingly this season, but he provides playmaking ability from the quarterback position, so the Alouettes will give him a chance to show what he can do over the final weeks of the regular season.

August 4, 2016

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Adams (concussion) is listed as the third-string quarterback for Thursday's game against the Lions.

Adams missed the last two games due to concussion symptoms, but he will return to action Thursday night. With Kevin Glenn healthy and Adams listed third on the depth chart, Adams' role Thursday will be minimal at best.

July 29, 2016

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Adams (concussion) has been placed on the six-game injured list, Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports.

Adams missed last week's game and was ruled out for Friday's game prior to being put on the injured list. It appears that his injury is more serious than at first realized and the team decided to give him time to recover rather than push him to be back each week. While he's out, Rakeem Cato will be the team's primary backup at quarterback.

July 27, 2016

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Adams (concussion) will not be active for Friday's game against the Roughriders, Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports.

Friday's game will mark the second game in a row he has missed due to a concussion, though it's unlikely he would've seen much time on the field even if he was healthy, with starter Kevin Glenn Healthy. With Adams out, look for Rakeem Cato to again be the team's backup quarterback.

July 24, 2016

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Adams suffered a concussion during practice this week and will not be available for Monday's game against the Argonauts, Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports.

A healthy Adams would have been looking at a backup role at best Monday with fellow quarterback Kevin Glenn back in action, but his concussion will keep him sidelined altogether. Adams held his own in his first CFL action in Week 4 and could challenge Rakeem Cato for the backup job behind Glenn once he is cleared to resume practicing.

July 16, 2016

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Adams replaced Rakeem Cato under center in the fourth quarter of Friday's 31-7 loss to the Tiger-Cats, completing four of nine passes for 35 yards while rushing four times for 18 yards.

Neither Montreal quarterback got much time in the pocket as the Hamilton pass rush racked up eight sacks on the night, but Adams was at least able to flash his mobility. Kevin Glenn (eye) should be back in action by the Alouettes' next game, July 25 in Toronto, but if he remains sidelined the team could elect to give Adams his first professional start.

June 18, 2016

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Adams completed three of four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown during Friday's preseason win over the Argos.

The Alouettes used a first round pick to acquire Adams after he wasn't selected in the NFL draft, but the former Oregon QB figures to spend most of the season getting used to the CFL behind veteran Kevin Glenn. If he adapts quickly though, he could push Glenn for snaps towards the end of the year.