Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams He is expected to miss the rest of the NFL season after injuring his quadriceps tendon in the team’s opener, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

The Seahawks placed Adams on injured reserve and signed the defensive end on Thursday Tez Tabor to earn a spot on the 53-man roster on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad.

Adams and the Seahawks believed the three-time Pro Bowl selection was heading into the 2021 season after a disappointing season in which he went 12 games without a sack. But any chance of that was dashed after Adams was injured in the second quarter of the Denver Broncos’ 17-16 win over Seattle on Monday night when he upset a former teammate. Russell Wilson.

Coach Pete Carroll called the postseason a “tough” injury play and said on Tuesday morning’s Seattle Sports 710 AM weekly radio show that Adams “has to get some work done on that.” It’s over.

The NFL Network first reported Thursday that Adams had season-ending surgery.

Adams pressured and hit Wilson, leaning heavily on his left leg, forcing him out of bounds and into a third-down incompletion. After being examined in the medical tent, he was helped to the cart where he arrived. Adams was visibly upset, at one point seeming to explode in frustration, as he was escorted to the locker room.

Carroll said the damage was to Adams’ quadriceps tendon, which attaches the quad muscle to the top of the kneecap.

“The fact that he’s so emotional at a football game, he loves to play and he’s like, ‘How could this be?'” Carroll said on his radio show. He could not deal with the problem now. “It was nice to have his mom and dad in the closet during the game to support him and all that, but it was really hard. So I hope everyone sends their love.”

Adams had three tackles and a pass defense before the injury. Josh Jones He replaced him for the rest of the game. Seattle has it too. Ryan Neal As a security option. Neal played four games in 2020 while Adams was sidelined with a groin injury. Tabor, 26, played safety last season with the Chicago Bears under defensive coordinator Sean Desai, who is now on Seattle’s defensive end.

Adams missed just two games in his first three seasons with the New York Jets but nine games in his first two seasons with the Seahawks — four in 2020 and the final five after suffering another torn shoulder labrum that required surgery. Adams missed time in training camp this summer after breaking the middle finger on his left hand, another injury he’s dealt with in the past. He had finger surgery in each of the last two seasons.

Adams and the Seahawks hoped Seattle’s new defense — with an emphasis on a split-safety look — would put him in position for a comeback. In the year But a zero-sack 2021 season that ended after 12 games came as he rehabbed a shoulder labrum.

Adams, speaking for the first time since suffering a finger injury last week, said Seattle’s new quarterback “put him in position to make plays.”

“Man, I’m back in my senses,” he said. “I feel like I’m back playing defense.”

The Seahawks acquired Adams from the Jets in a package that included 2020 first-round picks in 2021 and 2022. He signed a four-year, $70 million extension last summer, making him the NFL’s highest-paid safety at the time.

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