The Seahawks and Jamal Adams had high hopes that he would be able to return from a groin injury for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
But just when Adams was physically ready to return to practice, he came down with an illness that, due to COVID-19 protocols, forced him to be sent home and miss Wednesday and Thursday's practices. Adams did return to practice Friday, but didn't get enough work in for the Seahawks to feel comfortable with him playing Sunday after such a long layoff.
So Adams was inactive for Sunday's 37-27 win over the 49ers, his fourth game missed, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the All-Pro safety will be back on the field when Seattle plays at Buffalo.
"Had Jamal not gotten sick this week—he got something happening, I don't know what it was, but he got the flu or something like that," Carroll said. "He missed Wednesday and Thursday, because of it. So we were hoping he could make it back this week, but he didn't get a chance to practice enough. So he's ready to go, he's ready to go. We've got to make it through, and we'll take it one day at a time next week, but I've got to tell you, he's really excited and pumped up about it, as well as the rest of us. We just want to get him back out there. He's such a such an extraordinary individual. The competitiveness that he brings is going to be really fun to see on the field again."
Adams was one of seven players inactive for Sunday's game due to injury along with running back Chris Carson, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, defensive end Benson Mayowa, guard Mike Iupati, defensive back Ugo Amadi, and running back Carlos Hyde.
Asked about Carson, who was questionable on Friday's injury report, Carroll said, "He didn't make it back for this one. He couldn't get going. So I don't know what that means for next week. I can't tell you, we'll just have to take one day at a time."
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