Seahawks safety Jamal Adams made a key goal line stop on Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson when the two teams last faced. In fact, Henderson injured his ankle on the play and could miss the playoffs. Now Adams is in danger of missing what would be his first trip to the postseason. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that Adams’ status may not be determined until Saturday.
Seattle traded two first round picks, a third and safety Bradley McDougald to the New York Jets for Adams and a fourth in the offseason. He missed four games in the regular season with a shoulder injury, returning in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills. The Seahawks defense improved as the season went on and Adams recorded 9.5 sacks, the most ever by a defensive back.
Adams injured his other shoulder in Week 17’s 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers. If he can’t go, the Seahawks may turn to Ryan Neal, a third-year former undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois. Seattle had to change up many of their defensive strategies when Neal filled in for Adams earlier in the year, so it would be significant if he was out.