Seahawks' Adams carted off field with knee injury

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter of Monday night's season opener against the Denver Broncos.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams carted off with left knee injury 9:24 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN SEATTLE -- Seahawks safety Jamal Adams was carted off the field in the second quarter of Monday night's 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos with a knee injury and did not return. Adams was hurt after blitzing former teammate Russell Wilson early in the second quarter, delivering pressure and a hit that helped force a third-down incompletion. Adams limped off in obvious pain. After being examined in the medical tent, he was helped onto an injury cart. Adams was visibly upset, at one point appearing to burst out in frustration, as he was driven into the locker room. Adams missed a combined nine games over his first two seasons with the Seahawks, including the final five last year after he suffered another torn shoulder labrum that required surgery. He missed time early in training camp this summer after rebreaking the middle finger on his left hand, another injury he has dealt with in the past. Editor's Picks Seahawks' Adams carted off field with knee injury 40m Brady Henderson Adams and the Seahawks were hoping that Seattle's new defense -- with its emphasis on split-safety looks -- would put him in position for a bounce-back season. He set the NFL's single-season sack record for a defensive back with 9.5 in 2020, then was held without a sack in 12 games last year before his season-ending shoulder injury. Speaking last week for the first time since his latest finger injury, Adams said Seattle's new defense puts him "in position to make plays." "I'm back in my element, man," he said. "I feel like I'm back playing defense." The Seahawks acquired Adams from the New York Jets in 2020 for a package that included first-round picks in 2021 and '22. They signed him to a four-year, $70 million extension last summer that made him the NFL's highest-paid safety.