Seattle – Safety of Seahawks Jamal Adams In the second quarter of Monday night’s 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos with what coach Pete Carroll considered a serious left quadriceps tendon injury.
Adams was injured after an attack on his former teammate Russell Wilson early in the second quarter, which resulted in pressure and a hit that helped force the lack of completion into third. Adams came out limp in apparent pain. After being examined in the medical tent, he was taken to an injured cart. Adams was clearly upset, at one point seeming to burst out in frustration, as he was pushed into the locker room and never came back.
“I think his quadriceps tendon was damaged tonight,” Carroll said. “He was injured. So it’s a serious injury.”
Adams had three tackles and a defensive pass – which came in close interception – before he got injured. Josh Jones Replace it for the rest of the game. Seattle has too Ryan Neal as a safety option. Neill made four appearances in 2020, while Adams was sidelined with a thigh injury.
Adams missed a combined nine games during his first two seasons with the Seahawks, including the last five last year after suffering another shoulder tear that required surgery. He missed early from training camp this summer after breaking his middle finger on his left hand, another injury he’s had in the past.
Adams and the Seahawks had hoped Seattle’s new defense — with its focus on split safety looks — would put him in a position for the rebound season. He broke the NFL single-season record for defensive backs with 9.5 in 2020, then was kept without a bag in 12 games last year before injuring his shoulder at the end of the season.
Adams, who spoke last week for the first time since injuring his finger, said Seattle’s new defense puts him “in a position to play plays.”
“You’re back in my element, man,” he said. “I feel like I’m back to playing defense.”
The Seahawks acquired Adams from the New York Jets in 2020 for a package that included first-round picks in 2021 and 2022. They signed him on a four-year, $70 million extension last summer that made him the top safety scorer in the NFL.
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