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Jamal Adams, Seattle Seahawks still ‘not close’ on contract extension

Former NY Jets safety Jamal Adams is 'not close' with the Seahawks on a contract extension.
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Jamal Adams and Seattle Seahawks still ‘not close’

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams and U2 lead singer Bono don’t have much in common, but each of them still hasn’t found what they’re looking for.

According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the former New York Jets safety is “not close at all” toward the long-sought contract that would make him football’s highest-paid safety. It’s a quest that played a role in the Jets dealing him to the Pacific Northwest in a trade that celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sunday.

But even though Adams’ endgame has not yet been realized, neither Rapoport nor the Seahawks expect him to hold out when the team opens camp in Renton, WA on Tuesday. Adams previously missed the team’s mandatory minicamp in the spring due to personal reasons.

“I don’t expect any issues at all with Adams showing up. We’ll see for sure tomorrow if he does. But that is, of course, the expectation,” Rapoport said on the network’s Inside Training Camp Live. “Eventually, this will be a deal that I think both sides will be happy with and Jamal Adams will likely be a very, very rich man.”

Adams is set to play on the fifth-year option this season, one worth $9.86 million. Justin Simmons of Denver became the highest-paid safety in the league when he inked a four-year, $61 million deal in March.

One-year anniversary

The Adams trade is by far the most consequential and high-profile move of Joe Douglas‘ tenure as general manager. A year removed from the deal, the Jets are likely pleased with the headway made since then.

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Though veteran safety Bradley McDougald has not been re-signed, the Jets shifted one of the Seattle draft picks obtained in the trade over to Minnesota, moving up last April’s draft board to take Alijah Vera-Tucker with the 14th overall pick.

The USC blocker is expected to start on new quarterback Zach Wilson‘s blindside along with fellow first-round choice Mekhi Becton.

New York also yielded Seattle’s first-round choice in next year’s draft from the deal.

The Jets are set to report to training camp Tuesday, while Wilson remains the lone unsigned rookie.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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