Safety Jamal Adams had hoped fusing his fingers in the offseason would fix an ongoing hand injury. A setback will at least partially push him out of camp.
RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks have the fourth highest-paid safety tandem in the NFL.
They promised Jamal Adams $70 million, which is an expensive deal to sit on the bench.
Here Adams finds himself once again as he missed training on the second day of camp due to a hand injury.
It’s the same hand he had surgery on off-season to fix broken fingers.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said he doesn’t know how long Adams will be out.
“Jamal is going to take some time here to figure it out,” Carroll said. “He had a few surgeries that he was working on. Yesterday his hand just wasn’t right so he’s getting some opinions on that. We’ll see what that means. I don’t know at the moment.”
During minicamp, Adams showed reporters his newly fused fingers on his left hand. It was a procedure he thought would fix an ongoing problem.
Thursday’s news is another setback in his injury-plagued Seahawks career.
“He just felt something that doesn’t feel right and so he needs to have it checked out. He’s really worried, really upset that he has to miss something,” Carroll said.
There is good news from the security room.
Quandre Diggs says he has returned to full strength after breaking a leg and dislocating ankle late last year.
“I’ve been running, cutting and jumping for the last two months, so it’s not like it’s my first time coming out here and riding full speed,” he said. “I’m feeling good and this is probably one of the best I’ve felt for sure. I look forward to it.”
Meanwhile, the chip on his shoulder is still there.
“You can always be comfortable, but you can never be comfortable,” he said. “For me personally, I’m happy to be here for three more years and at the end of the day I still have work to do and things to prove…”
With Adams out indefinitely, the Seahawks defense will certainly need Diggs on all systems.
Carroll said he’s actually looking back at his old self.
“I think he played most of the day’s games at the end of the day,” Carroll said, referring to the first day of training camp on Wednesday. “We backed off a bit today. He was fully committed.”
For Adams, the frustration continues to grow for both him and the team.
The Seahawks gave up two first-round picks and one third-round pick when he was acquired by the Jets in 2020.
So far, staying on the field has been a struggle during his time in Seattle.
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