It has now been almost a year since we saw Jamal Adams on the football field. The Seattle Seahawks star safety suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1 last year, and he has since been working hard to get back into game shape.
The good news for Seattle fans is that Adams is now nearing his much-awaited return. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke to reporters on Tuesday and his optimistic update will have fans fired up.
Seahawks Coach Says Jamal Adams Set to Return from PUP List
Adams is now set to take a major step in his return from a quad injury. According to Carroll, the 27-year-old is now set to emerge from the PUP list either on Wednesday or Thursday:
“It’s in our conversation right now and there’s a chance we’ll have him back out here tomorrow,” Carroll said, via Mike Florio of PFT. “That’s a big step for him to go forward, but it isn’t a step that means he’s going to be out practicing yet. We want to get him in the flow, looking at the weeks we have to build up and looking at the preparation time. He’s ready to do that, and I brought it up to him and he responded really well. I think tomorrow or the next day we’ll get that done.”
Carroll did provide a significant caveat here by clarifying that Adams won’t be joining the team at practices just yet. It sounds like they’re going to take a very cautious approach in terms of bringing back their star safety, which means that the Seahawks will likely ease Adams back as slowly as they can. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that this is a very positive development with regard to his road to recovery.
Seattle made it to the postseason last year, and now that Adams is expected to be healthy this season, it only follows that the Seahawks are going to be an even bigger threat in the NFC. So long as he’s on the field, the former No. 6 overall pick could definitely be a difference-maker for Seattle this term.
Right now, though, it remains unclear if Adams will be ready for Week 1. What cannot be denied, though, is that he’s making strides in the right direction.