Nov 12, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll greets safety Jamal Adams (33) following a third down stop against the Washington Commanders during the second quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

After not practicing all week, the Seattle Seahawks announced before Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles that All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, who was listed as questionable with a knee injury, would be among the team’s inactive players.

According to Greg Bell of The News Tribune, Adams did not appear to be on the field during pregame warmups or the sidelines during the team’s most dramatic win of the 2023 season. He was absent from Lumen Field after coach Pete Carroll decided that Adams wouldn’t play. This meant that one of the highest-paid safeties in the league was not present during his team’s 20-17 win over the Eagles.

Caroll addressed Adams’ absence on Tuesday.

“I think he was home,” Carroll said of Adams on KIRO-AM radio Tuesday via The News Tribune. “It was hard on him. We talked about it and how he was going to deal with it.

“And he didn’t need to be there.”

That’s an interesting comment, especially considering Monday’s game was a must-win for the Seahawks. They needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Perhaps Adams wasn’t in the right mental state to offer much help or enthusiasm to his teammates from the sidelines. We have seen inactive players engage with their teammates from the sidelines, especially those with one of the biggest cap hits on the team/

Despite Adams’ absence, the Seahawks emerged victorious, with Julian Love’s two fourth-quarter interceptions leading the way to a 20-17 win over the Eagles.

[The News Tribune]

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