Even though Jamal Adams was removed from the physically unable to perform list officially the week before last, the Seahawks still aren’t prepared to have their All-Pro safety play when Week 1 rolls around. Adams was informed by coach Pete Caroll on Friday that he will not participate in the team’s opening game of the season, which will be played against the Los Angeles Rams.
Adams was unable to play at all last year because he tore the tendon in his quadriceps in the first game of the season. Since he was removed off the PUP list and activated on August 24, the 27-year-old player has just participated in walk-throughs, as reported by ESPN. He has not participated in a practice since that day.
Carroll said this to Seattle’s 93.3 KJR-FM radio, which ESPN reported he said it to. “If you watched him work out, you would not think that he couldn’t go,” Carroll said. “He’s putting a lot of effort into it, but we need to ensure that once he’s back, he stays back. Because of this, we’re going to be very careful with how we handle that situation.”
“This will be a long season, and there will be a significant portion of the season still to come, regardless of whether it’s the first two of games or something else. There is no cause for concern on my part. I simply want him to be well, have a lot of self-assurance, and be prepared to continue whenever he gets back.
In addition to Adams, cornerback Devon Witherspoon, who was selected fifth overall in the NFL Draft in 2023, is not likely to participate in the game.