Tuesday marks the start of the Seattle Seahawks mandatory minicamp, the portion of the offseason when participation goes from voluntary to mandatory for players. That said, even though the offseason work is now mandatory for players, there is one significant name not expected to be on the field for the Hawks when they take the field.
It is, of course, still the offseason, and Jamal Adams would not be the first Seattle safety to skip mandatory minicamp by holding out for a new contract rather than playing out the final year of his contract. The situation for Seattle is somewhat complicated by the fact that the team gave up a significant amount of draft capital to acquire Adams, though there are those who will argue that the draft capital is a sunk cost for the team.
In any case, Tuesday will be a big day for the Seahawks offseason as it will give fans a glimpse into whether the story between now and the start of training camp will be a Bobby Wagner-esque hold in, or whether it will be an Earl Thomas style holdout. Wagner, of course, showed up for the mandatory portions of training camp while working towards his record 2019 contract extension, however, he remained on the sidelines and did not actively participate in on field drills. That, of course, is in direct contract to Thomas, who skipped the entirety of the 2018 offseason before reporting to camp on the eve of the season when he was about to start losing actual game checks.
What it all comes down to is that whatever the news is in regards to Adams Tuesday could shape the news cycle for the summer doldrums. Thus, the start of any potential holdout, or hold in as the case may be, saga for Adams could start Tuesday, though the bigger question will be whether it ends with the two sides putting pen to paper or whether it ends with a raised middle finger.