“The Seahawks are committed to getting this done, but I’m told it has been a bit slow-going,” Fowler said about Adams’ contract negotiatons. “This is a situation that could bleed through training camp, even possibly close to Week 1. It’s complicated because Jamal Adams has some leverage. He knows the team gave up two first-round picks to get him, and he’s trying to reset the safety market in a big way. I’m not saying he’s holding out, but this is a player who got his way out of New York over his contract. The Seahawks at least know they’re dealing with a hard bargainer, someone who’s willing to bet on himself.”
Cardinals LT D.J. Humphries knows that his team has to remain consistent if they want to make big strides in 2021.
“Complacency is a real thing and it kills,” Humphries said, via Jess Root of USAToday.com. “When you feel like your [s–t] doesn’t stink, it’s eventually going to start stinking and it’s going to show. And that is something I learned quickly. Every week, it has to be the same preparation. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing Monday night football this week or Thursday night football. It doesn’t matter, Every week has to be the same preparation.”
- The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue notes the Rams have gone all-in on moving G Austin Corbett to center, as they didn’t draft an interior lineman this year and saw C Austin Blythe take a lower offer to go compete for a spot with the Chiefs.
- While Rams OL Joseph Noteboom has been seen as a potential heir to Andrew Whitworth at left tackle for some time, Rodrigue points out Noteboom is entering the last year of his deal, and if Whitworth retires following the 2021 season, that gives him a fair amount of leverage with Los Angeles.