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Wednesday Round-Up: Former Jets Teammate Knows Jamal Adams 'Presents a Challenge for Everyone'

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is enjoying a strong first season in Seattle ahead of Sunday’s Week 14 matchup with his former team.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Dec. 9 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

Jets Have Their 'Hands Full' With Upcoming Battle Against Jamal Adams

Since the Seahawks traded for him this offseason, Jamal Adams has fully embraced the culture in Seattle. He had never been to this part of the country, but he's quickly made it his home.

On the field, Adams has been as good as his reputation says he is. He missed four games due to injury, yet still leads all NFL safeties with 7.5 sacks on the season. That's also his career-high and just a half sack off the single-season record by a safety (8, Adrian Wilson in 2005).

Adams and the Seahawks will host the New York Jets this Sunday. The Jets drafted Adams sixth overall in 2017 and he made two Pro Bowls in his three seasons with New York. The players in that locker room know Adams well, and are well-aware of how difficult it will be to face him.

"Obviously, Jamal presents a challenge for everyone," Jets quarterback Sam Darnold said Monday, via the New York Post. "For our tight ends, our receivers, our line, myself, our running backs. He's a really, really good player, physical player, super smart as well. So we got our hands full there. We're excited to not just face him but face a really good Seattle defense.

"When he's here, you feel his energy. When he's not, you have other guys step up and other guys are able to lead. Obviously there's some days where you miss the energy but we have a lot of good players here and guys that bring a lot of good energy to our locker room."

Adams' energy is contagious – on and off the field. Since he returned from injury in Week 9, the Seahawks' defense has been on its game. The unit has allowed 23 points or fewer in four straight games after doing so just once in the first eight games.

Sunday could be an emotional day for Adams as he reunites with former teammates and coaches, but the goal at hand remains the same: beat the team in front of you.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Holds Plaza Blessing at Lumen Field

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe recently held a private religious ceremony to bless the newly installed Muckleshoot Plaza gate artwork. President of the Seahawks Chuck Arnold was in attendance, along with Donny Stevenson (Tribal Council Vice-Chair), Willard Bill, Jr. (Director of Culture Division), Tyson Simmons (Artist and Lead Cultural Arts Educator) and Keith Stevenson (Artist and Lead Cultural Arts Educator).

Last year, the Seahawks and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe agreed to a 10-year partnership that included naming rights to the north plaza at Lumen Field.

Amazon, Seahawks Partner To Help Renton School District

The Seattle Seahawks and Amazon are partnering to help address the challenges students in the community are facing as they continue remote learning.

Amazon is contributing $100,000 to the Digital Equity Initiative that will directly help Renton School District students in need of reliable internet connectivity. This will ensure that they can participate in remote learning, regardless of their financial situation. The Seahawks supported the initiative back in September, donating $120,000 to launch the fund.

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The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe recently held a private religious ceremony to bless the newly installed Muckleshoot Plaza gate artwork along with Seahawks president Chuck Arnold. The Seahawks and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe agreed to a 10-year partnership last year which included naming rights to the north plaza at Lumen Field.

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