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Injury Update: Jamal Adams will not play against Vikings

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When the Seattle Seahawks take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football in Week 5, they will do so without the services of their All Pro strong safety for the second straight week.

The Seahawks survived against the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 with Ryan Neal playing in place of Jamal Adams, and it appears as though Neal will be called upon to perform on the field again in Week 5.

Giving Adams a second straight game off makes a ton of sense given that the Hawks have their bye week after facing the Vikings Sunday. That means giving Adams this weekend off will result in the All Pro safety would have four weeks off between games, which hopefully should be plenty of time for his injury to heal without risking further injury. With the Hawks undefeated and in first place in the NFC West, the benefits of resting Adams to get him fully healthy for the tough stretch of the schedule immediately following the bye week far outweigh the risks of potentially putting him on the field too early.

Be sure to check back with Field Gulls throughout the week for updates on the injuries to other injured Seahawks.