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Jamal Adams to return for Seahawks in Week 9 vs. Bills

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks entered Week 8 with six starters among the inactives, including star safety Jamal Adams, who was thought to be close to a return. Though Adams was not able to get back in time for his first appearance in Seattle and the 49ers’ rivalry, his return will now come against an old foe of his.

Speaking to reporters after the Seahawks’ win against San Francisco, Pete Carroll said Adams would return for Seattle in Week 9 against the Bills, having recovered from a groin injury that has kept him out since part way through Week 3.

While there could understandably be some skepticism around that statement, seeing as Carroll had previously expressed optimism in Adams returning immediately after the bye, he should return this time around. Despite Carroll saying Adams would practice in a limited fashion early in Week 8, the safety missed Wednesday and Thursday, listed with a groin injury and an illness. Carroll clarified on Sunday that it was the missed time due to the illness, not the lingering groin injury, that proved too difficult for Adams to overcome this week. A full week of practice should be ahead for Adams.

Hot off their best defensive performance of the season and at 6-1, the Seahawks can expect Adams, Carlos Dunlap, and Rasheem Green, among others, to suit up against Buffalo.