Chancellor contradicted the report on Twitter — writing “Huh? No surgery here. Ready to win.” — but General Manager John Schneider still faced questions about it last week.
“Um, I’m not going to get into that right now,” Schneider said, via Curtis Crabtree of PFT. “That’s not something I want to discuss. I think that I would like to just not talk about it. I just don’t think it’s appropriate right now. We can talk about it later. Not later today, later.”
Now Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Chancellor did indeed have surgery and the team hopes that he’ll be recovered in time for preseason action. Rapoport adds “nothing is certain,” though, so it will certainly be something to watch for the rest of the offseason.
The Seahawks held onto Jeron Johnson by giving him the second-round tender as a restricted free agent and he’d be the likeliest replacement if Chancellor does wind up missing any time.
UPDATE 5:48 p.m. ET: The Seahawks confirmed with Crabtree that Chancellor had surgery about a month ago.