Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is set to make his 2023 season debut next Monday against the New York Giants, coach Pete Carroll said on his weekly radio show.
Carroll told Seattle Sports 710-AM that Adams is back and ready to go.
Adams, a first-team All Pro in 2019 and three-time Pro Bowl selection, has not played in a game since he tore his left quad tendon in Week 1 of last season.
He was activated on Aug. 24, but didn’t actually start practicing until Week 2 of the regular season, only taking part in walk-throughs prior to being activated. After having two full practices last week, the Seahawks had listed Adams as questionable for Sunday’s play. Ultimately, he would be ruled out.
Seahawks Coach Carroll: “He’s so ready.”
This will mark Adams’ first time playing at MetLife Stadium since being acquired by the Seahawks in a huge blockbuster trade with the New York Jets in 2020.
“He is so ready,” said Carroll. “As jacked up and excited of a player as he is, we’ve just got to keep him calmed down. I’ve already started talking to him about that so he doesn’t lose his brains because he’s so fired up to play.”
Adam tore his quad in Week 1 of last season and has not played since.
The 3x All-Pro is A HUGE boost to the Seattle defense. pic.twitter.com/ZJzxj3vUqN
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 25, 2023
In all of his starts with both the Jets and Seahawks, Adams has 446 tackles with four interceptions in 71 games (all starts).
Adams return will definitely help the Seahawks as they deal with a number of injuries, a couple occurring on Sunday. While getting receiver DK Metcalf back was huge for Seattle, the Seahawks were already down seven starters heading into their win against Carolina. But, then Dre’Mont Jones (hip), and cornerback Tre Brown (concussion) left the game due to injury.
Carroll didn’t provide any updates about either players on his radio show, but did give an update about left tackle Charles Cross (toe) and cornerback Riq Woolen (chest), saying there’s a really good chance that they will return this week. Tight end Will Dissly (shoulder) was just said to have a ‘good chance’ at returning.
Darrell Taylor, who also went down with an injury on Sunday, is day-to-day after getting kicked in the shin. Carroll said that “he had an old injury there, and it just aggravated it enough we had to hold him out.”
With the 37-27 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Seahawks go into this week with a 2-1 record. The Giants are 1-2 coming off of losses against the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49’ers. Their only win is against the Arizona Cardinals.
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