Seahawks S Jamal Adams to be a game-time decision on Saturday vs. Rams


Pete Carroll didn't have much of an update on Jamal Adams' shoulder when he spoke to the media on Tuesday.

All we know is that Seattle is going to take it all the way to Saturday before making a determination. That means Adams isn't likely to practice all week and should receive the questionable tag on Thursday. We'll officially get word on Adams' status 90 minutes prior to kickoff when inactives are announced.

It's possible that the Seahawks are utilizing some gamesmanship here, but given everything we've seen and heard -- notably Adams' dejected look at the sideline and Carroll's note about how emotional the safety was about it all -- it does seem like there's a legit chance Adams doesn't play against the Rams in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.

Adams, of course, will do everything in his power to play in what would be his first-career postseason game. He has already played through an injury to his other shoulder and he's been dealing with two broken fingers. But it's possible the decision to play will be out of his control by the team's medical staff.

Carroll's outlook for Jarran Reed seemed much more positive. Reed has an oblique strain that has put his availability for Saturday in doubt as well.

"We're going to be real careful with him during the week and see how it goes," Carroll said. "He's day-to-day. He's much better than he was on the weekend, so there's cause for optimism there."


The injury reports for both teams are the week's top storylines with Rams quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) uncertain to play as well.