Kam Chancellor thinks contract extension coming soon

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Two years ago, Kam Chancellor staged a holdout about nothing.

This year, he’s in camp and happy, and optimistic that he’ll get his long-awaited extension before the start of the regular season.

I think it’s been positive on both ends,” Chancellor said of contract talks, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. “Hopefully it’ll get done any time now. Both sides have been very productive working together and just waiting to see what’s happening.”

The veteran safety is entering the final year of his contract, and the team has also professed optimism about getting a deal done in a timely fashion.

“We have looked long and hard at that,” coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. “There is a lot of real positive stuff coming. We aren’t quite there yet, but I think it’s nothing but positive stuff. Hopefully we will be able to get stuff done soon.”

The difference in the mood about this negotiation is striking, and perhaps not a coincidence. But the 29-year-old Chancellor said he hopes to keep going with the Seahawks for years.

“As long as the wheels let me,” Chancellor said. “Until the wheels fall off. I can’t really put a timeframe on how long I want to play. However long my body holds up. However long the lord allows me to. It’s never up to me.

“I love this team. They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity. And I would love to retire here.”

But he’d love to finally get paid, and may finally be getting closer.

9 responses to “Kam Chancellor thinks contract extension coming soon

  1. I don’t understand these “early” extensions for players. Play the year out, play your contract out. If they like you they’ll resign you after the year. If they don’t like you, you can go play for the Browns.

  2. ‘Finally get paid’??.. He’s seen 1 payday. His agent grossly under-estimated the market for safeties.

    I’m surprised Seattle is so eager to do this. The man is an amazing football player, but he’s missed 1/4 of Seattles games the last 2 seasons, and his style of play isn’t conducive to too many more ‘prime’ years.

  3. I’ve always thought that if and when Kam Chancellor’s time is up as an effective strong safety that he could bounce down to the outside linebacker spot next to Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright. He certainly has the size and intelligence for the position.

  4. Hopefully Kam just had a down year last year and it wasn’t a sign of aging, but he hasn’t laid the wood on anyone in awhile and it’s time to bring the boom back. Earl and Bobby were hitting people harder last year. Kam needs to secure those middle crossing routes and let people know this defense isn’t messing around.

  5. But he’d love to finally get paid, and may finally be getting closer.

    These guys….he signed a four-year extension in 2013 for $28. That’s $7M per year. If that’s not getting paid then he’s going to have a real awakening when his football career is over.

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