Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is expected to miss the remainder of the NFL season after injuring his quadriceps tendon in the team’s opener, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The Seahawks placed Adams on injured reserve on Thursday and signed defensive back Tej Tabor from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad to replace him on their 53-man roster.
Adams and the Seahawks believed the three-time Pro Bowl selection was due for a bounce-back campaign after a disappointing 2021 season in which they were held without a sack in 12 games. But any chance of it ended in the second quarter of Seattle’s 17-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night, when Adams was kicked off the field after suffering an injury while blitzing former teammate Russell Wilson. .
Coach Pete Carroll called it a “serious” post-injury game and said in his weekly radio show on Seattle Sports at 710 a.m. Tuesday that Adams “will have to do some work on that,” although he refrained from announcing Adams’ season. Gave. Was over.
NFL Network first reported Thursday that Adams will have season-ending surgery.
Adams limped off the field in obvious pain, heavily supporting his left leg, after applying pressure and a hit on Wilson that helped force a third-down impingement. After being checked into the medical tent, he was helped to board an injured vehicle. Adams was clearly upset, at one point appearing to pass out in frustration as he was led into the locker room.
Carroll states that the injury is to Adams’ quadriceps tendon, which attaches the quad muscle to the top of the kneecap.
“The fact that he’s so heartbroken about the game of football, he loves to play and he just can’t deal with ‘How could this be?'” Carroll said on his radio show. “It was nice that he actually had mom and dad in the locker room during the game to help him through it all while he was there, but it was really hard. So I hope everyone is watching him.” Will send love.
Adams made three tackles and defended a pass before his injury. Josh Jones replaced him for the rest of the game. Seattle also has Ryan Neal as a security option. Neil made four starts in 2020 while Adams was sidelined with a groin injury. Tabor, 26, played safety last season with the Chicago Bears under defensive coordinator Sean Desai, who is now on the Seattle defensive staff.
Adams lost only two games in his first three seasons with the New York Jets, but then missed nine games in his first two seasons with the Seahawks – four in 2020 and the final five seasons after he suffered another torn shoulder labrum. Had to do which required surgery. Adams lost time at training camp this summer after re-brokening the middle finger of his left hand, another injury he has dealt with in the past. He had finger surgery in each of the last two seasons.
Adams and the Seahawks were hoping that Seattle’s new defense — with an emphasis on split-safety looks — would put him in a bounce-back position. During his stellar debut season in Seattle in 2020, Adams set the NFL record for sacks by a defensive back with a 9.5, earning him his third straight Pro Bowl. But then came his zero-sack 2021 season, which ended after 12 games when he withered his shoulder labrum.
Speaking last week for the first time since his latest finger injury, Adams said Seattle’s new defense has put him “in a position to make drama.”
“I’m back in my element, man,” he said. “I feel like I’m back in the defense game.”
The Seahawks acquired Adams from the Jets in 2020 for a package that included first-round picks in 2021 and 2022. He signed a four-year, $70 million extension last summer, which made him the NFL’s highest-paid security at the time.