"It's gonna be after the start of the season; we're not gonna push him," Carroll said.
Adams suffered the injury in Week 1 last year after just 15 snaps against the Denver Broncos, during which he compiled three tackles, a QB hit and a pass defended -- a pretty eventful quarter-plus of work.
Missing Week 1 will mark a full calendar year Adams has been absent. Given his injury history -- missing 11 games the previous three campaigns (2019-2021) -- the Seahawks are smart to take it slow with the do-it-all safety.
The Seahawks' secondary will be better when Adams eventually returns, but the offseason addition of Julian Love puts the club in a better position to withstand his absence this season.
Seattle will also likely be without No. 5 overall pick Devon Witherspoon to start the season.
"It's going to be a race to get him for the opener. Might not get that," Carroll said on Friday of the rookie.
Witherspoon missed training camp and the entire preseason while dealing with a hamstring injury. Given the amount of time missed, even if the rookie is cleared to play, it'd likely be in a backup capacity for the first few games until he's fully integrated into the system.