Seattle is expected to sign Teez Tabor to fill the vacancy on the 53-man roster, sources told ESPN.
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is expected to miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a quadriceps tendon injury during the team’s season-opening game, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The Seahawks plan to place Adams on injured reserve Thursday and will sign defensive back Teez Tabor from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad to take his place on the 53-man roster, the source confirmed.RELATED
Adams and the Seahawks believed the three-time Pro Bowler was about to enjoy a comeback season after a disappointing 2021 in which he was limited to no sacks in 12 games. But any chance of that was ruled out in the second period of Seattle’s 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on “Monday Night Football,” when Adams was carried off the field after being injured in a charge on his former teammate. Russell Wilson.
Head coach Pete Carroll described it as a “serious” injury after the game, and said on his weekly radio show Tuesday that Adams would need to get “some work done there,” though he paused before stating, then, that the Adams campaign was over.
Jamal Adams is expected to be added to the Seahawks’ injured reserve list as early as Thursday. AP Photo
The NFL Network first reported Tuesday that Adams will undergo season-ending surgery and that Seattle will sign Tabor.
“Yeah, he’s hurt,” Carroll told Seattle Sports 710-AM on Tuesday. “He hurt his knee and he’s going to need to get some work done there. I don’t know the extent of it, but I know he’s serious. He breaks your heart. He loves the game so much. He’s going to be sorely missed.” .
Adams limped off the field in obvious pain, favoring his left leg, after pressing and hitting Wilson to help force an incomplete pass on third down. After being examined in the medical tent, he was helped aboard the aid cart. Adams looked visibly upset, at some point apparently bursting with frustration, as he was led into the locker room.
Carroll has said the injury is to Adams’ quadriceps tendon, which attaches the quadriceps muscle to the top of the patella.
“The fact that he’s so in love with the game of football, he loves playing football and he just can’t deal right now with ‘How can this keep happening?'” Carroll explained on his radio show. “It was nice that he had his mom and his dad in the locker room during the game, really, when he was there to get help with all of that, but it was really tough. So, I hope everyone sends him love.” the”.
Adams had three tackles and one pass defensed before the injury. Josh Jones replaced him for the rest of the game. Seattle also has Ryan Neal as an option at safety. Neal started four games in 2020 while Adams was sidelined with a groin injury.
Tabor, 26, played safety last year for the Chicago Bears under defensive coordinator Sean Desai, who is now part of the assistant corps in Seattle.
He missed just two games through his first three seasons with the New York Jets, but then missed nine games through his first two seasons with the Seahawks, four in 2020 and the final five last year after suffer another labral tear that required surgery. Adams missed time at the start of training camp over the summer after re-fracturing the middle finger on his left hand, another injury he has dealt with in the past. He had finger surgeries in each of the past two offseasons.
Adams and the Seahawks hoped Seattle’s new defense — emphasizing their lineups with two safeties spreading the field deep — would leave him in position for a rebounding season. During his stellar debut season with Seattle in 2020, Adams set the NFL record for a defensive back with 9.5 sacks, earning him his third straight Pro Bowl invitation. But then he was limited without a sack in 12 games last year before the shoulder injury ended his season.
Speaking last week for the first time since his most recent finger injury, Adams said Seattle’s new defense puts him “in position to make plays.”
“I’m back in my element, man,” he declared. “I feel like I’m back, playing defense.”
The Seahawks acquired Adams from the Jets in 2020 for a package that included first-round draft picks in 2021 and 2022. They signed him to a four-year, $70 million contract extension last summer, making him their moment the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
Information from Jeremy Fowler was used in the writing of this note.