While the Seahawks did lose Jamal Adams for 2022 in Week 1, the team’s secondary overall is in bad shape entering Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Prior to Week 1’s Broncos game, the Seahawks were going to be without rookie running back Ken Walker III, left guard Damien Lewis and cornerback Artie Burns. All those guys could be back for Week 2 and Walker and Lewis aren’t even listed on the injury report. Burns still is listed as questionable with a groin injury, though.
Fellow cornerback Justin Coleman was ruled out on Saturday for Week 2 with a calf injury, however. Safety Joey Blount has also been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Seattle also won’t have edge rusher Alton Robinson and long snapper Tyler Ott as both are now on injured reserve. But the Seahawks had neither of them in Week 1 either.
Seahawks injury report Week 2 versus the San Francisco 49ers
Coleman definitely being out and Burns also possibly being out means the Seahawks are going to have a lot of inexperience at corner. One of the outside starting corners will be rookie Tariq Woolen. Rookie Coby Bryant will most likely start at slot corner.
Even if Burns plays he might be limited. And if any of the healthy safeties – Josh Jones, Ryan Neal, Quandre Diggs and newbie Teez Tabor – are hurt during the game, that would be very bad.
The biggest loss from Week 1, of course, was safety Jamal Adams being injured. He suffered a quad/knee injury that will require surgery and he will miss the rest of the season. I guess if there is a positive to that it is that Seattle is starting to get used to Adams not playing as he gets hurt every season and missed multiple games.
The negative is that Adams showed glimpses of what Seattle might want to do with him this season. He got a hit on Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and also broke up a pass deep in Seahawks territory.
Replacing Adams will be Ryan Neal and Josh Jones. Seattle really seems to like Jones who has pretty good speed. Neal has the greater experience with the team as he has been Adams’ main replacement the last couple of seasons when Adams has been hurt.
Neal doesn’t have Adams’ raw ability but he also hasn’t been bad in the time he has played. Now, Jones and Neal have a chance to be great for Seattle for the rest of the season and who knows if Adams will ever return to the player he once was.