Jamal Adams makes a visit to where former Seahawks' careers have died

Adams is reportedly meeting with an AFC team.
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The Seattle Seahawks might not be bringing Jamal Adams back, but he could end up leaving to go to a place where several former Seattle players have ended up. In many of those cases, the players did not have a long shelf life. In other words, Seattle was wise not to bring the player back and that is likely the case with Adams as well.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Adams visited with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday. Interestingly, the Ravens are where new head coach Mike Macdonald left this offseason to come to Seattle. A swap of Macdonald for Adams is not a direct trade, of course, but Seattle is definitely getting the better of that situation.

Adams would not be the only former Seattle player to go to the Ravens, however. Defensive tackle Sam Adams left Seattle after the 1999 season and then made two straight Pro Bowls with the Ravens in 2000 and 2001. That one worked out well for the player, but Adams is a rarity.

Former Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is reportedly visiting with the Baltimore Ravens

Perhaps more noteworthy, and more akin to Adams, Earl Thomas left the Seahawks quite infamously after the 2018 season and became a Raven in 2019. Thomas wanted an extension from Seattle ahead of the 2018 season and held out. He returned at the start of the season but then suffered a gruesome leg injury in Week 4 and was carted off the field. While on the cart, Thomas flipped his middle finger toward the Seattle sideline.

Thomas was not a classy player. His off-field issues imply he is not a classy person either. But with the Ravens, Thomas was reportedly not well-liked by his teammates. In Seattle, Thomas appeared to think he was bigger than the team. With the Ravens, the team did not want him and he did not play again after 2019.

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Adams did have some problems beyond poor play in 2023. He got into a social media spat with a New York Jets reporter, screamed at a doctor on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a concussion in Week 4, and then Adams left his teammates high and dry by leaving the stadium or staying at home after being told he was not going to play in Week 15.

That probably would not have gone over well with Mike Macdonald compared to Pete Carroll. Adams might have been released immediately afterward. His attitude would need to improve with the Ravens as well and he needs to earn his place on any new team.

Let's just hope he is better liked than Thomas was. Otherwise, Baltimore ownership might put a moratorium on the Ravens ever talking with former Seahawks again.

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