Jamal Adams Seahawks Sep 12, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) is carted off during the second quarter following an injury against the Denver Broncos at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

While Jamal Adams was officially activated off the physically unable to perform last week, the Seahawks aren’t quite ready to have the All-Pro safety out there come Week 1. On Friday, coach Pete Caroll announced that Adams will not play in the team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.

Adams, who tore his quad tendon in last season’s opener, missed all of last season. According to ESPN, the 27-year-old has still not practiced since being activated off the PUP list and has only taken part in walk-throughs since Aug. 24.

“If you watched him work out, you would not think that he couldn’t go,” Carroll told Seattle’s 93.3 KJR-FM radio, via ESPN. “He’s really working hard at it, but we’ve got to make sure that once he’s back, he stays back, so we’re going to be really careful with how we do that.

“It’s a long season and there will be a tremendous amount of season ahead whether it’s the first couple games or whatever. I’m not worried about it. I just want him right and really confident and ready to sustain once he gets back.”

The NFL world was quick to react to Caroll’s ominous announcement.


In addtion to Adams, CB Devon Witherspoon, who was the No. 5 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, is also unlikley to play.

[Seattle’s 93.3 KJR-FM radio, ESPN]

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