5 winners and losers from Seattle Seahawks 2023 training camp Week 1

Through almost one full week of training camp, the Seahawks have had several players step up to try to earn their roster spots in 2023.
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Loser No. 2 - Seattle Seahawks Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams isn't a loser as a person or a teammate. He is well-respected by his fellow players and seems to be a good guy off the field. The problem is he is off the field far too much. Adams was injured in Week 1 of 2022, of course, but that was over 10 months ago and he still doesn't seem that close to returning. Pete Carroll has no timeline for his return.

And Adams is basically just an extra player at this point. Seattle will have Quandre Diggs at free safety and likely Julian Love to begin the season at strong safety. Seattle didn't sign Love to a two-year deal this offseason as a mistake. One could surmise that the team doesn't expect Adams to be back soon and even when he does return likely never expects him to be fully healthy for an extended time.

What happens if the Seahawks defense is playing much better than in recent years at the beginning of 2023 with Love starting at one of the safety spots? Love was good for the New York Giants last year so he's already proven he can be a better-than-average NFL safety. Would Seattle potentially mess up any established chemistry by replacing Love with Adams.

Or maybe Seattle tries to fit Adams in as a hybrid linebacker/safety in hopes he is a boon to its pass rush. We wouldn't know if that works until the regular season has already started. How comfortable would Seattle be experimenting during real games? The hope is that Adams comes back before Week 1, obviously, but that seems like a stretch.