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Seahawks May Let Safety Jamal Adams Play Out Current Contract

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The saga between veteran safety Jamal Adams and the Seattle Seahawks is ongoing, but word is the team is “truly done” negotiating to get him back in camp for the 2021 season.

Adams has been on campus for the team watching from the sidelines, but at the same time isn’t taking the field as he’s entering the last year of his current contract.

Reports say the Hawks have decided they’ve had enough trying to get Adams to ink a new deal, and that they are willing to let him play the final year of his deal and then if they do want to bring him back, they’ll do so next offseason.

For now, Seattle is prepared to let Adams play out his option year, an amount that will pay him $9.86MM in 2021.

Reports say that the Hawks had offered Adams a deal worth $70 million over four-years, but the safety and his agents turned the deal down.

There was a report that the team was set to pay $38 million guaranteed to Adams, who is entering his 5th season after starting his career with the New York Jets in 2017.

For now the two sides will continue to wait things out, but it looks like Adams is going to have to get used to playing on a final one-year option before hitting free agency.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. Safety is not a position of high value. The Jets are a dumpster fire franchise but trading away this never to be satisfied guy was a smart move. Teams that overpay Safeties and Running Backs will always be in cap hell.

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