In Week 1 new Seattle Seahawks super safety Jamal Adams was all over the field making plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage when the Atlanta Falcons had the ball in Week 1. There’s no indication that Adams won’t be utilized similarly in Week 2 when Seattle hosts the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, however, it appears as though he injured his elbow during the season opener.
Safety Jamal Adams (elbow) is new to the Seahawks’ injury report following Thursday’s practice, but he was a full participant.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) September 18, 2020
OT Duane Brown (knee) got some work today. Everything else the same from Wednesday: pic.twitter.com/vKlYhNBw7j
For those wondering why Adams’ elbow is bothering him, Twitter user @voutee did some detective work on the game film from the Falcons matchup and found the following.
So apparently the play in which Jamal hurt his elbow was the sack play. It seems like the Falcons’ #70 fell on his extended arm.— Voundefeated (1-0) (@vountee) September 18, 2020
You can see how he doesn’t really celebrate too much and just keeps checking his elbow. https://t.co/60ka0yuLOt pic.twitter.com/flyM9yI5Ft
Between slicing his finger during training camp while cutting fruit and this new elbow injury, it’s been a rough seven weeks for the new Seahawks safety.
That all said, with Adams a full participant in practice, there doesn’t seem to be any worry about his availability come Sunday. It appears, though, that the same cannot be said for Rasheem Green and Cedric Ogbuehi. Ogbuehi continues to nurse a pec injury suffered during training camp, while Green suffered a neck injury in Week 1. It goes without saying that neck injuries are never good, and the fact that it was initially reported as a shoulder injury before being changed to a neck injury. That would seem to indicate that it is a nerve issue, which could be caused by any of a number of things with various levels of severity.
Hopefully whatever the neck issue that is bothering Green is turns out to be relatively minor, and he is able to return to action. The fact that he has yet to participate in practice at any level to this point in the week certainly hints that he’s likely to be inactive against the Patriots on Sunday, but it’s hard to say for certain with how tight lipped the Seahawks can be about injuries. If, however, Green is unable to play in Week 2, then it could give fans a chance to see fifth round pick Alton Robinson in action for the first time, something many fans were hoping for after he earned lots of recognition and hype during training camp.
With the final injury report due late Friday, there is a change Green’s status will be known before gameday, However, with Pete Carroll and the Seahawks unlikely to want to give any more information to Bill Belichick and the Patriots than necessary, it won’t be a surprise if Green is listed as doubtful or questionable on the Friday injury report only to be inactive on gameday.