Jamal Adams’ arguable best game as a Seattle Seahawk came just two weeks ago against the Los Angeles Rams, but a shoulder injury in last Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers cast doubt over his availability for this Saturday’s playoff rematch versus the Rams.
Pete Carroll said that it would likely be a game-time decision for the superstar safety, but if you’re up for some good news from the man himself, it looks like he’s not going to miss his first playoff game.
“No question in my mind. I’m playing, man,” Adams said to media on Wednesday (via ESPN). “Look, as long as these legs are moving, man, as long as my faith is with the man upstairs, which is very strong, I’m going to be out there.”
Adams has battled multiple injuries throughout the season. He missed a month’s worth of games with a strained groin, and has dealt with a right shoulder injury plus broken fingers all while not missing any time for those two ailments. This left shoulder injury occurred in the 4th quarter of the 49ers game, after which he went to the locker room. He returned for two more snaps (including in the CJ Beathard fumble) but was noticeably upset when he sat on the bench.
“I’m OK,” Adams said. “I’m looking forward to it. I’m not going to be limited to anything. I’m full-go. I’m full energy. I’m me. I’m going out there to continue to make plays and continue to continue help the team win. That’s what I’m about.”
Adams didn’t practice on Tuesday but the good news is that both he and Jarran Reed (oblique strain) were limited participants on Wednesday. Bryan Mone didn’t practice due to an ankle injury so we’ll monitor that closely, but Adams and Reed are the big stories here and signs are encouraging that they’ll play.