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Jets trading disgruntled Jamal Adams to Seahawks – New York Post

July 25, 2020 | 4:08pm | Updated July 25, 2020 | 4:42pm

Jamal Adams got his wish.

The Jets agreed to trade the disgruntled safety and a 2022 fourth-round pick to the Seahawks, according to a source, in exchange for a 2021 first-round pick, 2022 first-round pick, 2021 third-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald.

The deal ends a drama that has played out this offseason with the Pro Bowl safety seeking a contract extension and then asking for a trade after not receiving one. Adams has criticized the organization over the past two months, everyone from owner Woody Johnson to coach Adam Gase and general manager Joe Douglas.

The move comes one day after a published interview with Adams where he questioned Gase’s leadership and said Douglas lied to his agent.

The Jets had maintained they were not interested in trading Adams unless they were blown away by an offer. Apparently, Seattle did just that.

The move comes with risk as Adams was widely considered the best player on the Jets. The team drafted him No. 6 overall in 2017 out of LSU. He became a major factor on the team and earned a Pro Bowl nod in his second season. He made the Pro Bowl again last year and also was named first-team All-Pro.

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Adams, 24, was the team’s MVP the last two years and a team captain. In 2019, he had 75 tackles, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles, on fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown and an interception, which he also returned for a touchdown. Adams was a force near the line of scrimmage. He was second on the team with 6 ½ sacks. He tied for the team lead with 13 quarterback hits and 10 tackles for loss.

About the only knock on Adams’ game is his lack of interceptions. He only has two in his career. But he affects the game in many other ways.

It would have been unthinkable just a year ago that the Jets would trade Adams, who was viewed as a key piece of their core. But things deteriorated between the player and the organization. He was miffed about getting benched last year late in a Week 2 loss to the Browns after he committed back-to-back penalties. Then, he blasted Douglas for engaging in trade discussions about him at the October deadline. He did not speak to Douglas and Gase for a short time after that.

His play never fell off and he actually posted some of his best games as a Jet in the weeks after.

Then, the offseason came. Adams made it clear he wanted a new contract despite having two years left on his rookie contract. Douglas said the Jets wanted Adams to be a “Jet for life.” The Jets never promised him a deal this year, according to a source, but Adams has publicly said they did. Adams was seeking a contract that would make him the highest-paid player on the team, eclipsing C.J. Mosley’s annual average value of $17 million. The Jets were not interested in meeting that price and things were further complicated when the coronavirus pandemic hit and economic picture in the NFL became uncertain.

The Jets told Adams’ representative in May that he would not be getting a contract offer at that time and that is when Adams began a social media campaign against the Jets and requested permission to seek a trade. He provided the Jets with a list of teams he would like to be traded to and that included the Seahawaks along with the 49ers, Cowboys, Ravens, Texans, Chiefs and Eagles. Adams has grown frustrated with the Jets’ losing and was seeking to go to an organization that has had recent success. The Jets were 16-32 with Adams on the team.

He ramped up his efforts to get traded this week, first taking a shot at owner Woody Johnson after it was reported he allegedly made racist and sexist remarks in his role as Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He followed that up with an interview in the Daily News that included ripping Gase and Douglas.

Adams is the latest in a line of Jets star players that ended up being traded by the team. Keyshawn Johnson, John Abraham, Darrelle Revis and Sheldon Richardson are all Pro Bowl players eventually traded by the Jets.

The Jets are scheduled to report to training camp on Tuesday. Adams should see his former teammates on Dec. 13 when the Jets are scheduled to travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks.

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Floor trading

NYSE Trading Floor Reopens and Beaches are Packed — A Good Sign for Markets? – The Motley Fool

The market surged Tuesday on renewed optimism

Dave Kovaleski

With New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ringing the opening bell at 9:30 a.m. EDT, the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday morning for the first time since closing on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stocks surged in early morning trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up over 500 points in early trading Tuesday on optimism around declining death rates from the coronavirus, the development of new potential vaccines, and the gradual reopening of state economies.

The number of deaths from the virus has been gradually declining and dropped on Sunday to the lowest daily number in the United States since March. However, the death toll is expected to reach a grim milestone this week, topping 100,000. And while stay-at-home orders have seemed to slow the spread, the virus is still not contained in the US.

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Meanwhile, all 50 U.S. states have reopened to some extent — some more than others. States like Alabama, for example, have reopened bars and restaurants, hair salons, gyms, retail stores, among other venues, with certain restrictions. Other places, like Massachusetts, have only opened beaches and parks, along with manufacturing facilities, some offices, and retail outlets with curbside pickup only.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches were crowded all along the coasts, and at lakes and ponds across the country, with social distancing restrictions in place in many locales.

At the NYSE, owned by the International Exchange (NYSE:ICE), the trading floor reopened with some key changes in place. Only one-quarter of the typical number of traders will be allowed on the floor, and all must wear masks. Further, plexiglass partitions have been installed to keep traders apart and they must adhere to social distancing rules. In addition, they are asked not to use public transportation. Also, market makers, who oversee trading of the 2,200 stocks listed on the exchange, will not be on the floor and will continue to work remotely.

“Today, May 26, marks the reopening of the NYSE trading floor, following its temporary closure two months ago in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” NYSE President Stacy Cunningham said Tuesday in a statement posted on the NYSE web site. “This moment comes as we begin working together across America to restart our economy. We are starting cautiously, with new safety measures to limit the strain on the health-care system and the risk to those who work beneath our roof.”

That optimism, tinged with caution, is felt throughout the economy. Social distancing rules helped to slow the spread and enabled the reopening of economies.

Now, the concern is seeing a new rise in cases. This has already been seen in some states since the reopening, including North Carolina, which reported the highest single day spike in cases on Saturday.

While the market is up today, and optimism is higher, uncertainty remains as we move into the summer and a possible resurgence in the fall. The key, said Governor Cuomo in his daily COVID-19 briefing from the NYSE floor Tuesday, is to take a smart approach to reopen, as the NYSE has done. That, Cuomo said, will be the key to moving forward in this new normal.


Dave Kovaleski has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Intercontinental Exchange. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Seahawks tried trading Russell Wilson to the Browns in 2018 for No. 1 overall pick in NFL Draft: report – Fox News

Quarterback Russell Wilson became the highest-paid player at the position in NFL history prior to the start of the 2019 season when he signed a four-year, $140 million deal, but before the extension, the Seattle Seahawks reportedly were trying to trade away one of the best players in the league.

According to NBC Sports, the Seahawks had discussions with the Cleveland Browns in 2018 regarding a trade involving Wilson and the No. 1 overall pick in that year’s NFL Draft, which the Browns ended up using on former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield.

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The Browns said that the trade was discussed “conceptually,” according to ProFootballTalk, but they did admit that the trade “discussion did indeed happen.”

Wilson’s contract extension with the Seahawks included a no-trade clause, and that was reportedly implemented because of the “chatter regarding the potential trade to Cleveland,” per ProFootballTalk.

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The Seahawks were coming off their first season without a playoff appearance in six years, and it was the first and only time Seattle missed the postseason with Wilson under center.

ProFootballTalk also reported on Thursday that some “close to the situation” still believe that Wilson will eventually be traded. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback has already stated publicly that he wants to play until he’s 45 years old and the Seahawks will pay him close to $40 million per year toward the end of his contract, so “some think it’s just a matter of time” before the Seahawks eventually move on.

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Wilson has had so much success with the Seahawks over his nine-year NFL career. Wilson, a seven-time Pro Bowler who has at least 30 touchdown passes in four of his last five seasons, is a yearly contender for NFL MVP, and he’s never missed a start, which proves that he’s one of the most durable and productive players in the league.

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