The Seattle Seahawks suffered a shocking defeat in Week 1 at home to the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle’s defense struggled to contain a Rams offense that was without wide receiver Cooper Kupp, surrendering 100+ yards to both Tutu Atwell and Puka Nacua.
That played a part in the Seahawks receiving a 30-10 drubbing in the season opener. But, help could be on the way for the team’s defense. Head coach Pete Carroll revealed that star safety Jamal Adams is set to return to practice this week.
“He should be on the practice field this week taking snaps. First time,” Carroll said, via video from the team. (H/T ProFootballTalk)
This is a big first step for Adams getting back onto the field sooner than later. The Seahawks opted to not keep him on the PUP list at the start of the season, which means he can return to the field at any time. Had he stayed on the list, he would have had to miss at least the first four weeks of the season.
However, Carroll did reveal that he isn’t ready to get on the field for games yet. His return to practice this week will be on a limited basis as he will eventually be ramping things up for his return.
“Let’s take it one day at a time,” Carroll said. “He’s going to have a limited amount of plays as he gets back and re-enters, but he’ll get individual work and start getting some of the basic stuff just to get him back out there.”
Adams missed virtually the entire 2022 season. He was on the field for 15 plays in the season opener against the Denver Broncos before suffering a torn quadriceps. That injury has kept him sidelined since.
However, he is getting closer to a return. The individual work he will be doing this week is certainly a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, injuries have marred his time with the Seahawks, as he has missed at least four games in every season he has been with the franchise.