Jamal Adams to miss Seahawks training camp Thursday to get opinions on hand

RENTON – After the first day of Seahawks training camp, Pete Carroll cited, as one of the real pluses, having both team stars – Jamal Adams and Quander Diggs – on the field after off-season surgeries.

After just 24 hours, only one of them was on the field with Adams taking a day off as he began to get opinions on why his surgically repaired hand continued to bother him.

Adams revealed in the spring that he had fused his middle and ring fingers on his left hand after having dislocated both several times over the past few seasons.

Adams spoke enthusiastically afterwards of feeling that the surgeries would finally allow him to play without problems with his left hand.

But Carroll said Adams felt his hand “wasn’t right” during Wednesday’s opening practice and that “it’s going to take a while to figure that out. … He has some opinions about it. So we’ll see what that means. He’s looking at a few things to try and work things out.” “.

Carroll said he couldn’t say how long Adams would stay or whether he would need surgery.

The uncertainty makes it hard to read whether this is a dangerous situation for Adams, who, as he noted in Spring, has played through hand issues in the past few years. He also underwent a second shoulder surgery in December which caused him to miss the last five games of the season. But Carroll said the shoulder is fine and the problem is the fingers.

“He felt something,” Carroll said. “I didn’t feel right. So we just have to check her up. He’s really worried. He’s really upset that he must have missed out on anything. But we took the opportunity to take care of her and see what’s going on now.”

While hope is slim and Adams doesn’t waste much time – and certainly not any games once the regular season begins – the setback continues in what has unfortunately been a two-year injury struggle with the Seahawks since he was acquired in a trade with the Jets in July 2020.

Adams missed only two games in three seasons with the Gates.

But he made just 12 games in his first two years with the Seahawks and dealt with a variety of injuries, most notably shoulder injuries each season.

However, Adams was selected to the Pro Bowl and as a second All-Pro team in 2020 after making 9.5 sacks, the most of any defensive tackle in NFL history since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

This led to Seattle agreeing to a four-year contract with Adams last August worth up to $72.5 million, with a full $21 million guarantee upon signing.

This contract starts this year and includes salary cap numbers that have increased significantly in the last three seasons of the deal in 2023, 2024 and 2025. However, there is no guaranteed salary after the 2022 season, according to OvertheCap.com.

Most importantly, the Seahawks were hoping the healthy duo of Adams and Diggs, who suffered a dislocated ankle in the 2021 final in Arizona, would help revive a defense that struggled last season so much that Seattle fired coordinator Ken Norton. Son.

Diggs was fully involved in training for the first two days and met the media afterwards and said, “I feel good. I’m right.”

Carroll was excited enough after Wednesday’s practice to call pairing the Diggs in free safety and Adams as strong as the safety duo as in the NFL.

But for now, at least, Seattle will have to go some time without Adams.

Veteran Ryan Neal practically replaced Adams on Thursday, as he also did late last season, while veteran Josh Jones, who played four games with Seattle last year and re-signed in May, also rotated with solid safety. Jones has 26 careers started by the NFL.

D’Escridge sits tight in the hamstring

De Escridge, the sophomore receiver, sat out training on Thursday while dealing with the hamstring soreness that also limited him on Wednesday.

Carroll called it a “very, very, very slight injury,” adding, “It’s not even a drag. It’s just something he felt, so just make sure you don’t overdo it too soon.”

However, the injury is somewhat concerning given that Eskridge also missed the team’s mandatory junior camp in June with a hamstring injury and has rarely been healthy since Seattle ranked him at 56 in 2021.

Escridge injured his toe during an off-season program and training camp in 2021 and then suffered a concussion in his first game of the regular season that kept him in seven games.

Eskridge was healthy during the early parts of the offseason program. The team was optimistic that it had put the injury error behind it and was on track to emerge as a potential third receiver behind star duo Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalfe.

With Eskridge out – and with Metcalf not involved in practice as it sorts out the final details Extension of his contract with the team Other recipients usually lining up with the first offense besides Lockett are third-year vet Freddy Swain and Marquis Goodwin, who was signed as a free agent in May.

The Seahawks are also upbeat about seventh-round picks Bo Melton and Dareke Young, and either or both of them could benefit from any Eskridge absence.