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Report: Jamal Adams, Seahawks aren’t close on contract extension, but don’t fret just yet

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We are just one day away from the start of Seattle Seahawks training camp, and one of the main storylines for this offseason has been the looming contract extension for star safety Jamal Adams.

This is the final year of Adams’ rookie deal, and given that the Seahawks traded two first-rounders to acquire him from the New York Jets, it’s only logical to think they had a big contract extension in mind to keep him for the long-term. That hasn’t materialized yet, with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport saying the two sides are not “close at all.”

If you’re already nervously sweating wondering whether or not Adams may skip training camp or if the Seahawks really might just let Adams walk despite giving up significant draft capital, then calm down and read on.

“But that doesn’t mean Adams will be holding out to start camp. When the Seahawks report Tuesday, Adams is expected to be there. ‘I don’t expect any issues at all with Adams showing up. We’ll see for sure tomorrow if he does. But that is, of course, the expectation,’ Rapoport said on Inside Training Camp Live. ‘Eventually, this will be a deal that I think both sides will be happy with and Jamal Adams will likely be a very, very rich man.’”

Currently the highest paid safety is the Denver Broncos’ Justin Simmons, who recently inked a new deal that sees him earn an average of $15.25 million per year. The top-five is rounded out by Budda Baker ($14.75 million APY), Eddie Jackson ($14.6 million APY), Kevin Byard ($14.1 million APY), and Tyrann Mathieu ($14 million APY).

With Adams coming off of multiple surgeries (including one for a torn labrum) it’s possible he doesn’t participate in any drills if/when he reports to camp just purely for health reasons. However, back in 2019 Bobby Wagner didn’t do any training camp workouts until Day 3, at which point the team had given him his contract extension. Whatever the case, we’ve seen the Seahawks resolve contract situations many times before during this time of year so I’m not worried at all.