Seahawks safety Jamal Adams: "No question in my mind, I'm playing"


Seattle Seahawks v Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks v Philadelphia Eagles

RENTON -- Seahawks safety Jamal Adams was unequivocal when asked if he would play Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams.

"No question in my mind, I'm playing man," Adams said.

Adams injured his right shoulder in Sunday's regular season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that he didn't think they'd know Adams' status for the game until game-time on Saturday. But Adams made it clear he has every intention of playing against the Rams.

"Look, as long as these legs are moving man, as long as my faith is with the man upstairs, which is very strong, I'm gonna be out there. So there was never no doubt in my mind that I wasn't playing so let's get that out there. I'm full-go."

Adams was injured absorbing the block of 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon as he blitzed on a play early in the fourth quarter. The play looked relatively benign until Adams headed to the sideline to be evaluated.

"Just a little lucky hit, you know. It happens," Adams said of the play. "Just blitzing and he caught me, you know. Nice little hit so I gotta give it to him but at the end of the day it's not gonna slow me down, man."

He was taken inside the sideline medical tent and was clearly frustrated after being evaluated. He chucked his helmet down on the sideline and only briefly returned to the game for two snaps where he didn't absorb any further contact.

"He had to take my helmet away, right, and when he took my helmet away it hurt me a little bit because I want to be out there and finish no matter what," Adams said. "But at the end of the day, man, it's about this team. It's never gonna be about me. I can't wait to get out there. I will figure it out. And that's just who I am as a person."

Adams is now dealing with injuries to both shoulders as well as a pair of broken fingers he's been playing with the last several weeks. Adams hurt is left shoulder in the first meeting with the Rams in November and has played through this issue as well. With the chance to play in his first playoff game on Saturday, Adams isn't intending on sitting out now.

"I'm OK. I'm looking forward to it. I'm not gonna be limited to anything. I'm full-go. I'm full energy. I'm me. I'm going out there to continue to make plays and continue to help the team win. that's what I'm about," Adams said.

Roster Moves:

The Seahawks have activated safety Damarious Randall from the reserve/COVID-19 list and promoted tight end Luke Willson from the practice squad to the active roster.

They also placed cornerback Jayson Stanley on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury and signed former University of Washington and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jordan Miller to their practice squad.

Randall landed on the COVID-19 list last week as he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone who had tested positive for the virus. Like tackle Brandon Shell, Randall never tested positive himself and was able to return to the team today after passing the protocol procedures.

Willson returns to the Seahawks active roster after a brief stay with the Baltimore Ravens. Willson began the year on Seattle's roster and appeared in five of the team's first seven games before being released. He spent three games with the Ravens before being let go and re-signing with the Seahawks' practice squad.

Willson's promotion gives Seattle five tight ends on their active roster. However, Greg Olsen is dealing with a plantar fascia injury in his foot that could make his availability somewhat iffy as the playoffs progress. He is expected to play this week against the Rams.

Stanley injured his hamstring against Washington and has missed the last two games with his injury.

Miller was a fifth-round pick of the Falcons last year and appeared in just 11 games for the team before being released from injured reserve in December.

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Photo Credit: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 30: Jamal Adams #33 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a sack against Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 30, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)