Six-year veteran safety Mike Adams started at cornerback in place of third-year man Brandon McDonald Sunday against Cincinnati.
McDonald had been burned for big plays in each of the Browns' first three games. For Adams, it was the first start of the season and his sixth in three years in Cleveland. In his career, Adams has played in 71 games with 24 starts.
Adams was the defender on a 24-yard pass from Carson Palmer to Andre Caldwell on Cincinnati's first possession. McDonald was back at cornerback on the Bengals' second series.