Renton, Wash. – Jamal Adams’ extension was more a matter of time than if for the Seattle Seahawks and their Pro Bowl safety. That time could be soon.
“Talks have been going on for some time and have been very friendly,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday. “He’s in a pleasing place. They’ve worked firm up to this point. I’m very hopeful that he will be taken concern of here soon, very soon.”
Adams reported his training camp on Tuesday with the rest of the team, as expected. On Wednesday he did not participate in the team’s first practice, but appeared engaged while watching from the sideline, introducing some of his teammates and instructing others while wearing his Seahawks jersey and baseball cap.
When asked if Adams’ lack of practice was related to the contract, Carroll gave a backhanded answer stating that he is recovering from off-season surgeries on his shoulder and fingers.
“It won’t work yet,” Carroll said. “So it’s okay at this time now. He’s there for the hallways and he’s in meetings and all that considerate of thing.”
Another Seahawk seeking a unused deal, left tackle Duane Brown, was also a spectator during Wednesday’s practice. Carroll said it was not an injury problem and Brown described not exercising as a matter of maintenance, as he did when Brown attended a little camp but did not train.
Carroll declined to discuss whether the Seahawks and Brown were in negotiations over an extension.
“He did the whole tour today,” Carroll said of Brown, who turns 36 next month. “Camp start. He got a lengthy distance. He looked distinguished. He’s in pleasing shape. I hope we get a lot of work over the time but now we have extra players in the left tackle, and that helps us a little bit with the rotation, so it didn’t work today.”
Jamarco Jones took Brown’s place with No. 1 offense Wednesday. Kyle Fuller was in position as Ethan Bosic did not train due to what Carroll described as a nagging hamstring injury, although he was not made the list physically unable to perform.
The Seahawks put on the rising wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge and ran back Travis Homer (calf) on the PUP to start camp. Eskridge, a second-round pick with his first three picks in Seattle, was eliminated earlier in the off-season due to an injury to his big toe.
“We’ll be thinking very well about having him back here in a week or two,” Carroll said on Wednesday.
Defensive end Aldon Smith marched Wednesday for the first time since signing a one-year deal with Seattle in April. The Seahawks excused him from the minicamp because Smith didn’t feel he was ready physically.
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“He’s been working really firm here all summer,” Carroll said. “I didn’t think it was time for him to come back in the spring just because we didn’t know the business was coming, but he’s in really pleasing shape now, he’s worked firm to get here and excited to see what it’s like.”
Carroll said 90 of the 91 players on the Seattle roster have received at fewest one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. The only person Carol did not specify, he has “real personal reasons” for not getting the vaccine.
“Our men made an extraordinary effort to take concern of each other,” Carroll said. “The statement they made, especially the guys who weren’t sure what to do, made a decision based on their team as well as themselves and wanted to do what was best for everyone and what was safest for everyone. Great statement made by our guys.”