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Seahawks’ Jamal Adams misses practice after slicing finger

Jamal Adams, Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams’ football game is in fine form, but he could use some work on his knife skills.

Adams sliced his finger cutting strawberries on Tuesday, requiring stitches. The cut kept Adams out of Seahawks practice—including a mock game—on Wednesday, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Adams was spotted at practice on Tuesday with his left hand wrapped. He was on the field and in uniform for the mock game, and the injury is not considered serious.

Seattle acquired the 24-year-old strong safety and a fourth-round pick from the New York Jets last month in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick and a first-round pick in 2022.

Besides the strawberry slicing, the Seahawks are reportedly thrilled with their acquisition thus far.

“There’s so many things that he does well that we’re excited about fitting that together as we move forward,” Carroll said earlier this month, per Brady Henderson in ESPN. “It doesn’t seem like uncharted territory for me at all because I’ve been very fortunate and have coached some really, really good safeties over the years, and I see traits of Jamal in all of those guys. He can do everything that we want a guy to do.”

Carroll even compared Adams to Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu, who Carroll coached at USC.

“Forget the stature part of it, the way they look. It’s the nature that they play with is similar,” Carroll said. “They play with such amazing confidence that when they see things, they go get things.”

After Budda Baker’s new contract with the Arizona Cardinals, Adams will want to be in the best possible physical shape every time he steps on a field this season.