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Clayton: Why Seahawks, Jamal Adams are in for an interesting next week

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is entering the final year of his contract. (Getty)

It’s pretty clear the Seahawks and safety Jamal Adams are not close to a contract extension, but the next week should be interesting.

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Adams’ friend and former teammate Marcus Maye, a safety for the Jets, is on a franchise tag and has until next Thursday to agree on a long-term deal with New York. New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams is in the same situation. Franchise tags for safeties this year are worth $10.612 million.

Neither safety will come close to what Adams could get, but it will be interesting to see if either one or both can come up with a good number. The Denver Broncos franchised Justin Simmons twice, and he ended up signing a four-year extension to become the NFL’s highest-paid safety at $15.25 million a year.

Currently there are seven franchise players heading to the tag deadline. Deadlines get deals done, but sometimes the numbers don’t work out and the player has to stay on a one-year contract.

An Adams’ deal should come in at around $16 million a year, but if he wants to get to the $17-18 million range because of his record sack numbers, that would be a problem for the Seahawks. Adams, who is set to make $9.8 million on his fifth-year option this season, cost the Seahawks two first-round picks and more, and they need to get something done. Adams will be one of the biggest stories in training camp.

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