PITTSBURGH — When Montravius Adams came onto the Steelers’ roster after being signed off the Saints practice squad, expectations for him were low. After all, the Steelers essentially went dumpster diving, but as the looks of it, they may have found a gem.
Now, the Steelers have a decision to make about the upstart Adams. However, if it were up to Adams, he would be back in the Steel City next year no matter what.
“It is definitely a place I would like to stay, honestly, to finish my career, no matter how long that may be,” Adams said.
That is easy for anyone to just say. Plenty of players have said they would love to come back to a certain team only to bolt. For Adams, though, it goes deeper than that. He has been on four different teams now since he came out of Auburn. However, he has been searching for the same feeling he felt down in eastern Alabama in the NFL. It is now a feeling that he feels in Pittsburgh. For that reason, he feels that leaving the Steelers is simply not something he would want to do.
“Honestly, to keep it short and sweet, and it’s something I have on this Auburn shirt, I haven’t felt that family feel since I left Auburn,” Adams said. “And this is the place where I feel that. You know, as a player, you don’t want to lose that. It kinda comes with the environment. It’s a place where a guy who might not play, can feel like he’s the next guy up. At the end of the day, you have to keep doing your job, and that’s what I want to do.”
Adams is a guy the Steelers could look to be their starter at nose tackle potentially next season. Even if he is not the starter, however, a returning Tyson Alualu would much appreciate the help Adams can bring in a rotational role. Regardless, Adams has done more than enough to earn another extension with the Steelers at this juncture.