UPDATE: Jamal Adams to Have Season-Ending Surgery

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams
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NFL Week 2 - UPDATE: Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn quad tendon, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Seahawks are signing cornerback Teez Tabor off the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad to fill the roster spot. 

“It means so much to him,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who spoke about Adams on Wednesday, per ProFootballTalk. “The frustration of having to go through not being healthy just jumped at him again. He’s questioning and wondering because he wants to be out here so much. He wants to be with the guys and doing what we do in every way you could possibly want to do that.”

Original Story

While the Seattle Seahawks are still flying high off their Monday night upset victory over the Denver Broncos, they may have lost safety Jamal Adams to a "serious" knee injury. 

“Not a typical knee injury. His quadricep tendon I think got damaged some tonight,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll after the game. “He got hurt. So it’s a serious injury.”

Adams made a third-down tackle on Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson before yelling out in pain and limping to the sideline. Adams left the field on a cart shortly after entering the medical tent. Adams had three tackles and a defended pass before exiting the game. 

Entering his sixth season in the NFL, Adams has become a fixture in the Seattle Seahawks secondary after they traded two first-round picks to acquire him in 2020. Adams is three years removed from his one All-Pro season where he finished as an elite defender both against the run and pass.

While his first season saw a significant dropoff in coverage numbers, Adams finished 2021 seventh among safeties in yards per pass allowed (4.6) and 16th in success rate allowed (63%) while maintaining top-five status in defending the run. 

Since joining the Seahawks, Adams has missed nine games to injury over two, including five in 2021. Last night, Josh Jones filled in at safety following Adams' exit. 


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