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Will Jamal Adams return to play for the Seattle Seahawks?

Seattle Seahawks star safety Jamal Adams is scheduled to have surgery on his shoulder, meaning he will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

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Seattle Seahawks star safety Jamal Adams is scheduled to have surgery on his shoulder, meaning he will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams is set to have surgery on his shoulder for a labral tear that will mean the end of the 2021 season for him.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Adams suffered additional shoulder damage aside from tearing his labrum. The labrum is a type of cartilage that helps keep the ball inside the shoulder socket.

Second time around

The playmaking safety sustained the injury during the second quarter of the Seahawks’ 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The Louisiana State alum’s upcoming surgery is the second for the same injury in two years. He hurt the same shoulder last year and had an operation for it in the offseason. Seattle expects Adams to recover fully in time for the 2022 season.

The loss of the safety will cost the Seahawks, who traded two first-round picks and threw in extra compensation to secure the 26-year-old from the New York Jets.

The 2017 first-round draft pick had a spectacular performance in 2020, delivering a career-high 9.5 sacks along with 83 tackles.

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Highest-paid safety

This output earned him bargaining power with the team- the three-time Pro Bowler signed a $70 million, four-year contract extension with $38 million guaranteed with the Seahawks in August. The deal made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL with an average pay of $17.5 million a year.

This season, Adams played a total of 12 games with 87 tackles, two interceptions, and five deflected passes.

The Seahawks are currently at the bottom of NFC West with a 4-8 record. They will travel to Houston to face the 2-10 Texans on Sunday, December 12.

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