NFL CAREER – Yiadom (pronounced YEAH-dum) has played in 70 career games with 20 starts for the Denver Broncos (2018-19), New York Giants (2020), Green Bay Packers (2021), Houston Texans (2022) and Saints (2022), posting career totals of 107 tackles (76 solo), one split sack, one interception, 12 passes defensed, one forced fumble and 17 special teams stops. After starting the 2022 season in Houston, the former Boston College standout made an impact on the Saints special teams units in the final six games, recording two tackles and will compete for snaps in both the secondary and on coverage units in 2023.
TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed by the Saints to a one-year contract, 3/23/23; Signed to the active roster from the Saints practice squad, 12/5/22; Elevated from the Saints practice squad (standard); 11/26/22; Signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad, 11/17/22; Signed by the Texans, 9/1/22; Waived by the Texans, 8/30/22; Signed by the Houston Texans, 3/24/23; Waived by the Packers, 1/21/22; Activated by the Packers from Reserve/COVID/19, 11/13/21; Placed by the Packers on Reserve/COVID-19, 11/3/21; Traded to the Green Bay Packers from the Giants in exchange for CB Josh Jackson, 8/17/21; Traded to the New York Giants from the Broncos in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in 2021, 9/3/20; Signed by the Broncos to a four-year contract, 5/27/18; Selected by the Broncos in the third round (99th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
2022 – Played in three contests for the Houston Texans and six games for the Saints, recording two special teams tackles…In Saints debut, recorded one special teams stop, at San Francisco, Nov. 27…Posted one assisted special teams stop at Tampa Bay, Dec. 5. 2021 – Played in 16 games with one start for the Packers, recording seven tackles (6 solo) and six combined special teams tackles…In opener at Saints (played in Jacksonville, Fla. due to Hurricane Ida), recorded one solo tackle…Vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 3, logged season-high three tackles (two solo) in addition to two special teams stops…Received only start of season at Chicago, Oct. 17, as part of an effort that surrendered only 137 net yards passing. 2020 – Appeared in 16 games with ten starts for the Giants and posted 45 tackles (28 solo), 0.5 sacks, one QB hit, five passes defensed and one forced fumble while adding on two combined special teams tackles…At Chicago, Sept. 20, recorded one solo tackle and one special teams stop…Vs. San Francisco, Sept. 27, posted season-high eight tackles (four solo) with one pass defensed…At LAR, Oct. 4, recorded first career forced fumble and added two tackles (one solo)...Vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 2, matched season-high with eight tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed…At Washington, Nov. 18, credited with first career half-sack and also recorded six tackles (four solo) and one QB hit. 2019 – Played in 16 games with eight starts for the Broncos, recording totals of 38 tackles (28 solo), one stop for loss, four passes defensed and five special teams tackles…At Oakland, Sept. 9, totaled a season-high eight tackles (all solo)...Vs. LAC, Dec. 1, tallied seven tackles (five solo). 2018 – Appeared in 13 games with one start for the Broncos, posting 17 tackles (14 solo), one interception, three passes defensed and three special teams tackles…At Baltimore, Sept. 23, made NFL debut and recorded a season-high four tackles (three solo)...At San Francisco, Dec. 9, made first career NFL start and logged first career pass defensed…Vs. LAC, notched first career interception and posted two solo tackles.
COLLEGE – Played four seasons at BC and appeared in 48 games with 28 starts and totaled 110 tackles (75 solo), three interceptions, one forced fumble and 24 passes defensed…As a senior in 2017, started all 13 games and finished with a career-high 53 tackles (36 solo), two interceptions and seven passes defensed, as he was selected to participate in the Senior Bowl. Presented with the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship Award at the conclusion of spring practice in 2017…As a junior, played in 13 games with eight starts and amassed 26 tackles (17 solo), one interception, one forced fumble and a career-best 10 passes defensed…Played in nine games with seven starts as a sophomore in 2015 and had 18 tackles (15 solo) and six passes defensed…Appeared in all 13 games primarily on special teams as a true freshman in 2014, and tallied 13 tackles…Graduated with a degree in communications.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Doherty Memorial (Worcester, Mass.) HS…As a senior, member of the 2013 Division 4 State Championship Team, helping lead the Highlanders to their first Central Massachusetts title in more than three decades when the team won its state title at Gillette Stadium, when he recorded 107 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble, earning Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26 honors…The son of Ghanaian immigants…Younger brother, Paul, played linebacker at Central Connecticut State.