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Seahawks Reportedly Make Decision On Jamal Adams Absence

Jamal Adams on the field for the Seattle Seahawks

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 Elsa/Getty Images)

Jamal Adams is one of several stars who isn't present at minicamp this week. However, the All-Pro safety won't have to worry about receiving fines for his absence.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Seattle has excused Adams from mandatory minicamp for personal reasons. As a result, he won't face any fines.

Hopefully, any issue Adams is dealing with away from the gridiron gets sorted out as soon as possible. He's undoubtedly the most important player in Pete Carroll's secondary.

Last season, Adams lined up at multiple spots for the Seahawks. The former first-round pick played in the slot and in the box. Additionally, he took over 100 snaps at free safety.

Adams is most likely going to pursue a new contract at some point this offseason.

The highest-paid safety in the NFL is Justin Simmons, who received a four-year, $61 million from the Denver Broncos. We'd imagine that Adams would like to receive a contract that is somewhere in that ballpark. He may ask for even more since he can also play linebacker and rush the quarterback.

In his first season with the Seahawks, Adams had 83 total tackles, 14 quarterback hits, 11 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, three passes defended and a forced fumble.

Seattle will have a little over a month before training camp starts to figure out any potential contract issue with Adams.