Jamal Adams had his shoulder surgery, placed on injured reserve

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks
Getty Images

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams tore the labrum in his left shoulder a second time, forcing him to undergo surgery for the second time in 11 months.

“The early indications are they really worked hard to make sure that this is going to be secure,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. “They took some steps to do that. I haven’t talked to him yet since the surgery, but we got really good reports on what they did.”

Adams is out for the season, and the Seahawks placed him on injured reserve Friday. They promoted cornerback Gavin Heslop from the practice squad to take Adams’ roster spot.

He made 87 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups in 12 games after 83 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 12 games last season.

Adams has not proved worth the two first-round draft choices the Seahawks traded to the Jets for Adams or the four-year, $70 million contract Seattle signed him to earlier this year. His cap hit in 2022 is scheduled to be $9.1 million.

Ryan Neal, who replaced Adams in the four games Adams missed last season, again takes over the starting role in Adams’ absence.

8 responses to “Jamal Adams had his shoulder surgery, placed on injured reserve

  1. We’ll take wins wherever we can get them – and so far AVT and this years high #1 pick instead of a malcontent are a win every day.

  2. This team desperately needs an influx of young dynamic talent as well as some fresh ideas on the schematic side. Theyve traded away there best picks because they misread where they stood in the division, and the league. No I do not believe a healthy Wilson fixes all issues nor raises all the boats not just the QB position. This team, for whatever reason, and I’m a Lion fan not a Seahawk fan so I do t follow every moment but they are stuck and can’t go back(rebuild), or forward (contention). They are mired in low picks, expensive QB, and coaching staff resistant to change. If this is a contender in the next 2-3 years I’d be very surprised. IMO

  3. Adams will have as much impact on the team’s fortunes on IR as he does when he actually plays on the field; other than the traded picks and the bloated salary.

  4. Great trade there Pete. You grossly overpaid for a box safety and gifted the Jets a high 1st round pick as a result.

  5. It’s odd…because Jamal Adams was playing at an all-pro level for the Jets. Gets traded for a big draft pick haul and the Seahawks get a broken down safety that has seemingly forgotten how to tackle and has gotten exposed in coverage.

  6. This trade alone should result in both John and Pete being fired.


    But when combined with the Harvin-trade, and the Jimmy Graham-trade…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.