Queensbury native Adam Terry signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Chris Watson spoke with Terry about the upcoming year.
Adam Terry has been in the NFL for five seasons, all of them with the Baltimore Ravens. But now the Queensbury native has new home after signing a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
"It's a new chapter in your career when you get to see new faces every day. You go into a new facility, and you're playing with a fantastic quarterback and one of the best pass rushing defenses in the league," said Terry.
Terry has played in 48 games in the NFL career starting 18 of them with the Ravens, but after missing all of 2009 with a knee injury he's trying to earn a starting spot with the Colts.
"It's not even going in there and trying to prove anything to anybody. If I go in there and prove to myself what I can do, I've started enough games in the league I know what it takes to be a starter. Now it's just going in there and showing them my ability and maintaining a job. Not having that injury plagued season like I've had in the past," said Terry.
The Colts have played in the Super Bowl twice in the last four years, so Adam is thrilled to have a chance to play for a team with such lofty expectations.
"Being where they were last year, and having the opportunity to play in that big game. You have that sense of urgency, not just to win, but to win that big game. That’s a culture and environment I’ve never seen before," said Terry.
The Colts have a track record of signing former Syracuse players, Terry will be playing alongside Orange Alumni like Dwight Freeney and Taj Smith.
"I talked to Ryan LaCasse before I went out there. Matt Tarullo did a stint out there, he's a local guy. It's great they go after good guys with quality and character. It's a great opportunity of me, but I know what they expect out of a Syracuse player," said Terry.
Terry will begin his battle for a job on the Colts roster August 1st when the team starts training camp.