The Seahawks have excused security Jamal Adams from this week’s necessary minicamp for private causes, a supply tells Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Initially, his absence was believed to be contract-related, however that’s not fairly the case.
Because of this, Adams won’t be fined ~$290K for skipping the three-day minicamp. Nonetheless, the 2 sides nonetheless have some contract issues to hash out. Adams is at the moment enjoying on his fifth-year choice, which suggests $9.86M for the 2021 season. In the meantime, he needs a brand new multi-year contract to place him because the highest-paid security within the NFL.
That’s been Adams’ stance for a number of years, courting again to his time with the Jets. Determined to get away from Gang Inexperienced, Adams agreed to desk talks till a later date. With one 12 months to go at a below-market fee, the longer term is now. However, on the plus aspect, Adams’ non-participation doesn’t appear to be the beginning of a holdout.
The superior metrics knocked Adams for his protection and run D final 12 months, however he was nonetheless a drive with 9.5 sacks in simply 12 video games. The multiple-time Professional Bowler — 26 in October — was rock stable earlier than final 12 months’s injury-filled season. Between 2018 and 2019, solely Vikings standout Anthony Harris graded out larger than Adams at security, in accordance with Professional Soccer Focus. Eddie Jackson (Bears) was No. 3 on the listing, and he at the moment stands as one of many league’s top-paid safeties.