Report: Ravens host veteran safety, 3-time Pro Bowler Jamal Adams

OWINGS MILLS – The Ravens need depth at safety, and they might find it in a three-time Pro Bowler.

The team is hosting Jamal Adams, a seven-year veteran who has played for the New York Jets (2017–2019) and Seattle Seahawks (2020–2023), according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Adams, 28, was the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft and almost immediately established himself as one of the best defensive backs in the league with his coverage skills and ability to tackle. He made the Pro Bowl in three consecutive years from 2018 through 2020.

In 2021, Adams signed a four-year, $78 million deal with the Seahawks that made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL at the time.

However, he has been plagued by injuries and has appeared in 10 games over the past two seasons. Adams suffered a torn labrum near the end of the 2021 season.

He then had a season-ending torn quad muscle in Week 1 of 2022. Last year, he suffered a concussion and appeared in nine games for the Seahawks, who released him on March 5th.

The Ravens have two of the best starting safeties in the NFL in Pro-Bowler Kyle Hamilton and veteran Marcus Williams. They need depth behind those two, especially with Williams’ injury history over the last two seasons.

In 2022, Williams was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated wrist in Week 5 and later was activated on December 10th. Last season, Williams suffered a torn pectoral in his left shoulder in the season opener and missed six games, but he still finished with 55 combined tackles, eight pass breakups, and an interception.

Right now, the main competition for the backup is between fourth-year player Ar’Darius Washington and Sanoussi Kane, a 2024 seventh-round draft pick from Purdue.

Adams would add a veteran presence to the secondary.


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