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Seahawks notes: Injured Jamal Adams provides emotional speech after apply; DB depth to be examined

RENTON — Seahawks security Jamal Adams will quickly have surgical procedure to restore a knee harm that features a broken quad tendon after which bear what figures to be one more prolonged rehab.

However earlier than he embarks on that problem — the second straight 12 months he has suffered a season-ending harm and third he has had a big surgical procedure — Adams stopped by the VMAC to speak to his teammates on the eve of their journey to San Francisco Sunday.

Adams was escorted out in a wheelchair to ship a speech following the workforce’s apply.

“It was nice to reconnect with him, for everyone,” coach Pete Carroll stated.

Carroll revealed that after Adams was injured within the second quarter Monday night time that he demanded to have the ability to keep and watch the remainder of what turned out to be a 17-16 win over Russell Wilson and the Broncos.

“(They have been) attempting to haul him out of the stadium and he was within the field or one thing,” Carroll stated. “Bought the possibility to observe the end and was going loopy on the finish in the best way the protection performed and all that.”

Carroll stated that was a lot of what Adams relayed to the workforce Friday.

“He simply popped in on us on the finish there,” Carroll stated. “He had an opportunity to talk to the entire crew and he is such a heartfelt man and he simply let it out. And he informed the fellows what he was considering and the way grateful he was concerning the win.”

Stated rookie cornerback Coby Bryant, whose locker is subsequent to Adams: “That is large bro, so I used to be glad to see him greater than something, see that he had positivity. Clearly it is onerous seeing him like that. Clearly I needed to play with him this 12 months, however issues occur for a cause and I do know he’s going to get again and turn into higher.”

It’s anticipated that the harm and surgical procedure will knock Adams out for the remainder of the season. Carroll, although, would not decide to that saying solely “I do not know” when requested if there’s a probability Adams can return this 12 months. And he stated “I do not know the lengthy vary of it,” when requested a couple of timeline.

With Adams out, Josh Jones will be part of Quandre Diggs as Seattle’s beginning safeties, with Ryan Neal anticipated to maneuver into the third-safety function that Jones was anticipated to fill when Adams was wholesome.

Seattle’s security depth, although, acquired somewhat extra problematic late within the week when rookie Joey Blount tweaked his hamstring in apply on Thursday. The Seahawks listed him as uncertain for Sunday’s recreation however Carroll stated “it will be onerous for him to make it this weekend.”

That implies that Teez Tabor, signed by the Seahawks on Thursday, could possibly be lively for Sunday’s recreation as a fourth security and particular groups participant.

Tabor, a second-round choose of the Lions in 2017, performed cornerback his first 4 years within the NFL till being switched to security final 12 months with the Bears when Seahawks affiliate head coach for protection, Sean Desai, was Chicago’s defensive coordinator.

Tabor had been on Atlanta’s apply squad and stated he had an opportunity to signal with the Falcons’ lively roster this week however determined to signal with Seattle as a substitute, calling it “a leap of religion” to rejoin Desai with the Seahawks and likewise play for Carroll, who stated he has lengthy admired.

Stated Carroll: “Sean knew him very well. He is aware of the system, and that was a giant deal. We have been on the lookout for any individual that if any individual needed to come up and assist us straight away, we needed any individual from the system if we might. Thankfully, we have been capable of swing it.”

Coleman questionable

Apart from Blount, the one different two gamers listed on Seattle’s recreation standing report are cornerbacks Justin Coleman (calf) and Artie Burns (groin). Burns has handled a groin harm since early in coaching camp and he’s doubtless out one other week with Carroll saying “it will be onerous” for him to make it again by Sunday.

That would seem to imply Seattle’s beginning cornerbacks will once more be rookie Tariq Woolen and Michael Jackson with Sidney Jones IV additionally able to go — the identical trio that performed the surface spots towards Denver.

Whether or not Coleman will play seems extra unsure.

Coleman first confirmed up on the harm report as restricted on Thursday after which was held out on Friday, with Carroll saying “He simply felt his calf tighten up somewhat bit (Thursday) and he thought he was wonderful, needed to complete apply, we held him out.”

Carroll stated Coleman had “some photos taken” Friday afternoon however they weren’t again but when Carroll spoke to the media so he had no replace.

If the photographs reveal something important, although, then the Seahawks should discover different choices at nickel. One could possibly be Jones, who performed the nickel considerably earlier in his profession with the Eagles, although he has been principally an out of doors nook since coming to Seattle a 12 months in the past.

Seattle might additionally go along with Bryant, who has been the backup to Coleman.

Coleman began towards Denver and performed 51 of 66 defensive snaps, all however 4 at nickel, in keeping with Professional Soccer Focus.

Bryant, a fourth-round pick of Cincinnati, performed simply two snaps, each at nickel, however didn’t play after being overwhelmed in man protection for what turned out to be Denver’s solely landing — a 67-yard cross from Wilson to Jerry Jeudy within the second quarter.

Bryant stated Friday that Wilson noticed the Seahawks have been in man protection when linebacker Cody Barton adopted a operating again in movement, noting additionally that Bryant was on Jeudy, “so he took a shot.” Bryant stated “Simply going again on movie and studying that afterward is what’s going to make me higher so I do know after I see that later, I can go make a play.”

“Do not lose your leverage, that is the large factor with that one,” defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt stated this week of the Jeudy landing. “Formational, they caught us in one thing there and made a superb play. I hate it for the child, however I do know that he has the psychological fortitude to bounce again type that, and we shall be OK.”

notes

— Left guard Damien Lewis is cleared to play after lacking the Denver recreation with an ankle/knee harm. However Carroll hedged when requested if which means he’ll return to the beginning lineup forward of Phil Haynes, who performed towards the Broncos.

— Receiver Tyler Lockett dealt with what was Denver’s solely punt of the sport, making a good catch within the second quarter, despite the fact that Dee Eskridge stays listed because the beginning punt returner. It was simply the second punt return since 2019 for Lockett, who was the workforce’s common returner from 2015-19. Carroll indicated Lockett will proceed to return punts. “He’s a improbable catcher and an awesome decision-maker again there,” Carroll stated. “….He’ll make the nice selections and choices and can make it onerous on these guys overlaying if he will get his work again there. We are going to see what occurs once we get to recreation time.”

— The 49ers listed tight finish George Kittle, who missed the opener towards the Bears, as questionable with a groin harm. Kittle had 9 receptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns when the 49ers and Seahawks final performed, a 30-23 win for Seattle at Lumen Area final Dec. 5. Carroll stated the Seahawks are making ready as if Kittle will play. “We respect the heck out of him, and he’s a distinction maker if he’s taking part in,” Carroll stated.

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