Adairius Barnes
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-30) April 30, 1994 (age 25)
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Port Gibson (Miss)
College:Louisiana Tech
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2016 2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:7
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
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Adairius Damone Barnes (born April 30, 1994) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Louisiana Tech.

High school careerEdit

Barnes attended Port Gibson High School where he lettered in football, track & field, baseball, and basketball. As a junior in 2010, he rushed the ball 17 times for 214 yards and five touchdowns, while recording 27 receptions for 647 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior in 2011, he rushed the ball 24 times for 390 yards and four touchdowns. he also was 15-of-28 for 428 yards and three touchdowns. He also recorded 22 receptions for 512 yards and six touchdowns. Also that season he recorded 45 tackles, 11 pass deflections, one interception, one forced fumble, four punt returns for 47 yards and two kickoff returns for 25 yards. For the season, he was ranked 24th on the Top 50 players in Mississippi. He was also named the team's best offensive player.[1]

College careerEdit

Barnes then attended Louisiana Tech. As freshman in 2012, he recorded five tackles (three solo), he also recorded one reception on a fake punt from Ryan Allen. As a sophomore in 2013, he appeared in all 12 games with 11 stars. he recorded 49 tackles (31 solo), one sack, a team leading four interceptions, one forced fumble and seven passes defensed. For the season, he was named All-Conference USA honorable mention. In 2014 as a junior, he recorded 46 tackles (30 solo), four tackles-for-loss, nine passes defensed, and five interceptions. As a senior in 2015, he recorded 50 tackles (39 solo), 1.5 tackles-for-loss, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. For the season, he was named All-Conference USA honorable mention and second team All-Louisiana.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 179 lb 4.55 s 1.56 s 2.59 s 4.08 s 6.82 s 41½ in 10 ft 6 in 14 reps

After going unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Barnes signed with the Detroit Lions.[2] He made the Lions' final roster after the preseason and played in seven games recording seven tackles before being waived on December 15, 2016 and re-signed to the practice squad.[3][4] He was promoted back to the active roster on January 3, 2017.[5]

On September 2, 2017, Barnes was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was released on November 10, 2017, but was re-signed on November 22.[8][9] He was released again on December 14, 2017, but was re-signed five days later.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on January 1, 2018.[11] He was waived by the Lions on April 19, 2018.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Adairius Barnes bio".
  2. "Adairius Barnes - Transactions".
  3. "Lions awarded DE Corey Lemonier via waivers". December 15, 2016.
  4. "Lions Signed CB Adairius Barnes To Practice Squad & Waived LB Brandon Chubb". December 17, 2016.
  5. "Lions sign OL Garrett Reynolds and promote CB Adairius Barnes to active roster". January 3, 2017.
  6. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 2, 2017.
  7. "Lions assigned G Zac Kerin and T Brian Mihalik via waivers". September 3, 2017.
  8. "Lions waive-injured T Greg Robinson". November 10, 2017.
  9. "Lions awarded DE Dwight Freeney via waivers from Seattle". November 22, 2017.
  10. "Lions sign WR Andy Jones to active roster, place WR TJ Jones on IR". December 19, 2017.
  11. "Lions report 10 Reserve-Future signings". January 1, 2018.
  12. "REPORT: Lions waive CB Adairius Barnes". April 19, 2018.

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