The Seattle Seahawks and defensive back Jamal Adams’ agent, Adisa Bakari, are optimistic that the contract extension will get done “very soon.”
Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks coach, is hopeful that Jamal Adams’ contract extension gets done very soon.
9:02 p.m. Eastern
Brady Henderson is a professional football player. ESPN
RENTON, WASHINGTON – For the Seattle Seahawks and their Pro Bowl strong safety, an extension has been a question of when rather than if. It’s possible that moment will come shortly.
“The talks have been going on for a while and they’ve been quite pleasant,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday. “He’s in a terrific position right now. They’ve put in a lot of effort to get to this stage. I’m hoping that it will be taken care of here very soon, very soon.”
As anticipated, Adams arrived for training camp on Tuesday with the rest of the squad. He didn’t participate in the team’s first practice on Wednesday, but he looked engaged from the sidelines, high-fiving some teammates and coaching others while wearing his Seahawks shirt and baseball hat.
Carroll offered an oblique response when asked whether Adams’ lack of practice was due to his deal, stating that he is recuperating from offseason operations on his shoulder and fingers.
Carroll said, “He wouldn’t be working yet.” “So, for the time being, it’s OK. He’s out there for walk-throughs, meetings, and other such things.”
Duane Brown, a left tackle who is looking for a new contract, was also a spectator at Wednesday’s practice. Carroll said Brown’s lack of practice isn’t due to an injury and characterized it as a maintenance problem, similar to how he explained Brown’s attendance during minicamp but lack of work.
Carroll would not comment on whether the Seahawks and Brown are in talks about a contract extension.
Brown, who will be 36 next month, “completed the whole walk-through today,” Carroll said. “Camp is about to begin. It’s going to be a long trip. He had a fantastic appearance. He’s in excellent physical condition. We’ll hopefully get a lot more work over time, but right now we have extra players at left tackle, which helps us with rotations a little bit, so he didn’t work today.”
On Wednesday, Jamarco Jones stepped in for Brown with the No. 1 offense. Ethan Pocic didn’t practice because of a lingering hamstring issue, but he wasn’t put on the physically unable to perform list. Kyle Fuller took his place at center.
To start camp, the Seahawks placed rookie wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge and running back Travis Homer (calf) on the physically unable to perform list. Eskridge was injured earlier this summer after being selected in the second round with Seattle’s first of three draft selections.
Carroll said Wednesday, “We’re going to have a very good notion that we can get him back out here in a week or two.”
Aldon Smith, a defensive end who signed a one-year contract with Seattle in April, practiced for the first time on Wednesday. Smith was excused from minicamp by the Seahawks because he didn’t feel physically ready.
In Louisiana, he’ll be arraigned on a battery charge on August 24.
“He’s put in a lot of effort here this summer,” Carroll said. “I didn’t believe it was time for him back in the spring because we didn’t know the body of work coming in, but he’s in very excellent condition now, he’s worked really hard to get here, and I’m eager to see what he looks like,” says the artist.
Carroll said that 90 of Seattle’s 91 players had gotten at least one COVID-19 immunization injection. Carroll would not name the lone holdout, who had “genuine personal reasons” for refusing the vaccination.
“Our men went out of their way to look after one another,” Carroll added. “The message they made, especially the guys who were undecided, was that they made a choice based on their team as well as themselves, and that they wanted to do what was best for everyone and safest for everyone. Our team members made a fantastic statement.”
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