Seahawks excuse Adams from minicamp for personal reasons

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The Seattle Seahawks have excused Jamal Adams from mandatory minicamp due to a family issue, head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, according to The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar.

Carroll added that the Seahawks are expecting Adams to return for training camp, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.

The star safety is reportedly also seeking a new deal. Carroll noted that contract talks have been "ongoing and amicable throughout." Adams is set to earn $9.86 million in 2021, the final year of his rookie deal.

Adams is aiming to become the NFL's highest-paid safety while shooting for an extension worth between $16 million and $17 million annually, according to Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian.

Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos currently holds that distinction after inking a pact worth $15.25 million per year this offseason.

Prior to the 2020 season, the Seahawks traded two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and safety Bradley McDougald to the New York Jets for Adams and a fourth-rounder.

Adams made his third straight Pro Bowl and was named a second-team All-Pro during his first campaign in Seattle. He set a career high with 9.5 sacks despite missing four games.

Seahawks excuse Adams from minicamp for personal reasons
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