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Michael Bennett tells Seahawks to pay Kam Chancellor

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Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is heading into the final season of his four-year, $28 million contract, and one of his teammates thinks he’s due for a pay raise.

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett wrote on Twitter that he believes Chancellor should receive a new contract.

“Best in the business pay him now Seahawks,” Bennett wrote.

The Seahawks have said they’re interested in extending Chancellor, but it may be a hard deal for the two sides to come to an agreement on. The 29-year-old Chancellor, who will make $7 million this season, surely wants to be paid like one of the best safeties in the NFL for years to come. But the Seahawks may think that as Chancellor recovers from two ankle surgeries, they want to see him get healthy and back to full speed before they pay him. And once he is healthy and back to full speed, Chancellor may think it makes more sense for him to play out the season and see what he can make as a free agent next year.

So don’t be surprised if Bennett doesn’t get his wish of the Seahawks keeping Chancellor beyond this year.

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30 Responses to “Michael Bennett tells Seahawks to pay Kam Chancellor”
  1. ninerfan81 says: Jun 6, 2017 1:16 PM

    It’s a business…you have to empty that tank first bro…then when the tank is empty they will dock you for that too…it’s rough on guys that come in as boot strapper non 1st round picks and have to elevate themselves.

  2. 00maybe00next00year00 says: Jun 6, 2017 1:22 PM

    Falling apart raidly. I’ll be shocked if they even make playoffs this year. Ahhahaha

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 6, 2017 1:23 PM

    Kam executed one of the dumbest holdouts ever, but at this stage he has the upper hand. I think he is one of the best at his position. It will be interesting to see what the Seahawks elect to do.

  4. jmoney74 says: Jun 6, 2017 1:25 PM

    Seattle goingto have to make tough decisions.. can’t pay everyone. Gotta have faith in the draft.

  5. theweedsthruthetrees says: Jun 6, 2017 1:34 PM

    They’ll get it done in the second half of the season so they can tack the signing bonus onto next year’s cap.

  6. patsxsaintsfan says: Jun 6, 2017 1:37 PM

    The Seahawks have no reason to extend him he plays at 7 this year and they can tag him next year if it comes to it. Kams deal will likely set the market for the highest paid safety so 10 or 11 million is still a good deal for the team.

  7. redclaw1314 says: Jun 6, 2017 1:38 PM

    Seattle would miss Kam (a lot)

  8. ladiesandedelman says: Jun 6, 2017 1:49 PM

    This is why Patriots are so good. Belichick wouldn’t put up with any of this. Kams best years are behind him it would be stupid to pay him big money.

  9. firerogergoodell says: Jun 6, 2017 1:49 PM

    If the Seahawks don’t the Vikings will. Andrew Sendejo is the weak link on an otherwise elite defense and the Adrian Peterson contract is finally off the books.

  10. purpleguy says: Jun 6, 2017 1:58 PM

    Lot of mouths to feed on that defense — and they’re loud ones.

  11. moun10mama says: Jun 6, 2017 2:02 PM

    with all the alleged locker room turmoil, the SB hangover, and the favoritism reported towards Wilson(?) if it’s true i don’t see Kam or the remaining defensive stand outs wanting to stay with the Seahawks.. time will tell

  12. tylawspick6 says: Jun 6, 2017 2:05 PM

    They’re in cap hell. When are these players going to realize you can’t be a good team and pay all your good players.

    You need to make choices.

    Just watch the master in NE..He’s only been doing it for 15+ years.

  13. vikings1234 says: Jun 6, 2017 2:05 PM

    “Lot of mouths to feed on that defense — and they’re loud ones.”

    Not only that but they act as if they are entitled (a dynasty) and we all know that is not the case.

  14. Angry Orange Man says: Jun 6, 2017 2:17 PM

    Michael Bennett talking again? What a surprise!

  15. gohawks7 says: Jun 6, 2017 2:28 PM

    If Seattle’s plan is to keep Bevell as OC for the next few years…then they better put all the money they can into the defense…it’s the only way they are going to return to the SB.

  16. Lisa_the_Greek says: Jun 6, 2017 2:30 PM

    Am I the only one who is sick of hearing from Seahawks players 5 times a day?

  17. skippynj says: Jun 6, 2017 2:32 PM

    I can think of only one person is the US who has a bigger impulse control problem than Michael Bennett.

  18. teal379 says: Jun 6, 2017 2:35 PM

    If you pay and keep Kam – Sherman gets better.

    Without Kam – Sherman isn’t what he thinks he is….

  19. cakesw says: Jun 6, 2017 2:43 PM

    The “Master” is a great coach….

    But he also has the priveledge of Tom Brady…

    He was barely a .500 coach before that

  20. rando74 says: Jun 6, 2017 2:44 PM

    Dude, please shut up

  21. redlikethepig says: Jun 6, 2017 2:48 PM

    How bad will Seattle have to get before the bandwagon fans stop showing up?

  22. BraceForImpact says: Jun 6, 2017 3:13 PM

    redlikethepig says:Jun 6, 2017 2:48 PM

    How bad will Seattle have to get before the bandwagon fans stop showing up?

    ————————————————————-

    To be fair, there has been a segment of fans who have been around a while. I was in college when Seattle faced Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl and I was rooting with my roomate (Seahawk fan) for them since they were representing the NFCW. But those were the Shaun Alexander days, before the internet created a generation of chess puffing, bandwagon trolls who act like they’ve always owned the NFL.

  23. jikkle49 says: Jun 6, 2017 3:24 PM

    They just drafted 4 secondary players so it seems the Seahawks are preparing for life beyond the Legion of Boom and Kam might be one of the odd men out.

  24. mojodoa says: Jun 6, 2017 3:32 PM

    If push comes to shove they’ll tag him. After that he’ll be on the wrong side of thirty for a huge payday.

  25. teal379 says: Jun 6, 2017 4:15 PM

    cakesw says:
    Jun 6, 2017 2:43 PM
    The “Master” is a great coach….

    But he also has the priveledge of Tom Brady…

    He was barely a .500 coach before that

    =————————-

    And remember it took an injury to force BB to play Brady. It’s not like he saw something in the guy and put him in there and everyone thought he was nuts. He simply had no other choice. So up until the minute the starter got hurt – BB saw nothing in Brady that led him to believe he was a starting QB much less an All-Pro HOF guy.

  26. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 6, 2017 4:46 PM

    The Seahawks will implode in 2017, will be fun watching most of the defensive hotheads completely losing it.

  27. nashvilleseahawk says: Jun 6, 2017 5:39 PM

    Screw Kam! He wanted a new deal, and we gave him a new deal. Then the next year, he wanted another new deal and held out til they gave him one. His holding out was the difference between us finishing #1 seed that year. And then he got hurt and didn’t finish the season.

    He is a great player when he wants to be. But I want a safety who wants to be there and is hungry for the team to win another SB.

    And Kam didn’t cause Sherman to slide in production. It was Earl’s absence that caused Sherman to be exposed. Kam took them from LOB to LO Me.

  28. theashleyguy says: Jun 6, 2017 5:49 PM

    BraceForImpact says:
    Jun 6, 2017 3:13 PM
    redlikethepig says:Jun 6, 2017 2:48 PM

    How bad will Seattle have to get before the bandwagon fans stop showing up?

    ————————————————————-

    To be fair, there has been a segment of fans who have been around a while. I was in college when Seattle faced Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl and I was rooting with my roomate (Seahawk fan) for them since they were representing the NFCW. But those were the Shaun Alexander days, before the internet created a generation of chess puffing, bandwagon trolls who act like they’ve always owned the NFL.

    _____________________________________________________

    Some of us have been around a lot longer than that. I’ve been a ‘Hawks fan since they started. I remember the excitement of Zorn and Largent, the success of Ground Chuck, Kenny Easley, and Cortez Kennedy. They retired the 12th Man in 1984, dedicating it to their fans.

    So if you think support for the ‘Hawks is something new, you just haven’t been paying attention.

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 6, 2017 5:49 PM

    “This is why Patriots are so good. Belichick wouldn’t put up with any of this. Kams best years are behind him it would be stupid to pay him big money.”

    Not so sure about that. Bill paid Rodney Harrison in the later years of his career and he not only delivered on the field but was worth every penny.

    Unless Kam sustained injury so serious his ankle will never fully recover I think he likely has quite a few good year left.

    Heck wasn’t it last season or the one before that he laid out Gronk and Rob said it was the hardest hit he’d ever taken?

  30. omeimontis says: Jun 6, 2017 6:18 PM

    Safeties don’t make big money in this league. Cornerbacks do. Chancellor will probably re-sign with the Hogs after playing out this season and getting no huge contract offers from other teams as a free agent.

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