Adams ready for life with Seahawks: 'The plan is to retire here'
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Jamal Adams sees a future - and then some - with the Seattle Seahawks, even though he's yet to put on the pads for a single practice with his new club.

"The plan is to retire here," the All-Pro safety told reporters Thursday.

Seattle acquired Adams from the New York Jets on Saturday for a package headlined by two first-round picks. The 24-year-old requested a trade from the Jets after hitting a contract impasse and had the Seahawks on his list of preferred landing spots.

"I just felt like Seattle was a first-class organization from top to bottom," he said. "When you think about coming into a situation like this as far as being drafted into an organization with Russell (Wilson), with Bobby Wagner on the other side, Bruce Irvin, so many guys that came before us ... these guys have done it and they've seen it all. They've been in the Big Dance, they've won the Big Dance, and that's what it's about."

He added: "Having a great locker room, that brotherhood that they talk about over here, that's what it's about. I knew Seattle was definitely the perfect spot for me, I just couldn't come out and say it."

Adams isn't expected to sign an extension before the new season, but he said he isn't worried about that while he gets acclimated to his new team. He has two years remaining on his rookie deal.

The two-time Pro Bowler also sent positive vibes to his former team despite criticizing Jets owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, and head coach Adam Gase before the trade.

"I have nothing but love and respect for a lot of those guys over there in that organization. I wish them well, I really do," he said before naming some teammates he'll miss.

"I'm focused on being a Seattle Seahawk. I'm at peace with it, we have to move on, it's part of the business. ... I'm pulling for those guys over there, I really am. I have no hate in my heart towards anyone - to Joe, to Adam Gase, it doesn't matter - I wish them well."

Adams, who grew up in Texas and went to college at LSU, said he'd never been to Seattle before flying in to finalize the trade.

"I'm just kind of finding my way around," he said with a grin. "I don't know too much, but I plan to, and I plan to be here and I'm excited to be here."

In his third and final year with the Jets, Adams posted 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

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