Jamal Adams took another important step in his comeback from the torn quadriceps tendon that ended his 2022 season, passing his physical on Thursday.
While Adams comes off the physically unable to perform list, he isn't expected to immediately return to practice, but rather, as Seahawks coach Pete Carroll detailed earlier this week, Adams will return to the team's pre-practice walkthroughs as he is eased back into action. That's the same path followed by the other players who have come off the PUP list during camp, including linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who came off PUP last week, then returned to full-speed practice this week.
"That's a big step for him to go forward, but it isn't a step that means he's going to be back out practicing yet," Carroll said on Tuesday after noting a return from the PUP list was coming soon. "We want to get him in the flow, again, looking at the weeks we have to build up and the preparation time. He's ready to do that, and I brought it up to him and he responded really well."
Adams, who was acquired in a 2020 trade, earned Pro-Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors in his first season in Seattle after recording 9.5 sacks, an NFL record for defensive backs, but injuries limited him to 12 games in 2021, then just part of the season opener last year.
Here is the roster for the 2023 Seahawks.