One of the hardest working Chargers is coming back in 2018 as the Bolts announced that Adrian Phillips has agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The fourth-year safety is coming off his most productive season in the NFL as he thrived under Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley. He saw his most extensive action to date as the Bolts used him as an extra linebacker in their base packages in addition to his usual work in sub. As a result, “AP” finished with career-highs in tackles (63), passes defensed (five) and picks (two) in 15 games.
Phillips joined the Bolts as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played sparingly over his first two years with the team, spending most of his time on the team’s practice squad. That changed in 2016 when the safety appeared in 14 games while making six starts. He finished that year with then career-highs of 40 tackles, three passes defensed and one interception.
Overall, the 5-11, 210-pound Phillips has recorded 120 tackles, four interceptions and 11 passes defensed in 41 career games.