Report: Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension

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Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and coach Pete Carroll both said recently that they thought a contract extension that keeps Chancellor in Seattle beyond this season would be coming soon.

It looks like they were correct. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Chancellor has agreed to a three-year extension with the club.

Per the report, the deal is worth up to $36 million and has $25 million in guaranteed money. Chancellor is in the final year of a five-year deal he signed in 2013 and has a base salary of $6.8 million this year.

Eric Berry of the Chiefs is the only safety with both a higher average salary per year and more guaranteed money, although that could change if the Seahawks move on to an extension for Chancellor’s partner Earl Thomas. Thomas is currently signed through next season and set to make salaries of $8.5 million each year.

53 responses to “Report: Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension

  1. What does this have to do with Colin Kaepernick? If we don’t get our bi-hourly Kaepernick update the universe will implode!

  2. A large portion of that will be a signing bonus which means his “yearly salary” number will be low. That means next year Kam will holdout because he’s “only” making $5M which is much less than Eric Berry is making.

  3. I’m sorry, where are niners816 and Beardnals? I’ve been hearing from them for 5 years about how the Seahawks have no cap space and Chancellor is gone after this year.

    Where are you? Hello? Hello? Bueller? ANYBODY??????

  4. I just checked Seattle’s roster. They have five players (probably six now after this deal) who are making $10M+ on their roster. Add on Doug Baldwin who’s making just under $10M and that means they have seven players taking up over half their entire salary cap. As a result, they have nineteen (!!!!) players making the league minimum. $1M. Twelve players make between $1M and $2M. 61 players make less than $1M. That’s going to come back and bite them.

  5. Hello? Niner816 & Beardnals? I thought the Seahawks had no cap room and couldn’t keep Chancellor? Where are you now?

  6. Teams need to make bank when they have these guys on rookie deals. Once you have to start paying them you fall back into the pack. Which is exactly what the league intends to happen.

  7. He is not same player he was few years ago. Still remember Ezekiel Elliot running through him in that preseason game last year.

  8. I like how the trolls had to drop back to their next line of defense (“oooh, wait ’til next year”).

    Good job by Schneider, a guy who spends more time finding and keeping talent than others who jockey for Executive of the Year. This deal will see Chancellor retire a Seahawk, which is how he’ll go into the Hall of Fame.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 1, 2017 11:50 AM
    He is not same player he was few years ago. Still remember Ezekiel Elliot running through him in that preseason game last year.

    LOL, It was a preseason game, no reason to hurt yourself. They already took out Romo in that game. Just because the wife beater ran hard and Kam was tackling like he was a starter in a preseason game does not make him soft. Go watch that game last year in Foxborrow and let me know how you think Kam played.

  10. tylawspick6 says:

    you have to wonder how much cap hell this
    gets them into and how it weakens their
    roster quality and depth
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    None at all. They have $32 million in 2018 and $98 million in 2019.

  11. whenwilliteverend says:

    I just checked Seattle’s roster. They have five players (probably six now after this deal) who are making $10M+ on their roster. Add on Doug Baldwin who’s making just under $10M and that means they have seven players taking up over half their entire salary cap. As a result, they have nineteen (!!!!) players making the league minimum. $1M. Twelve players make between $1M and $2M. 61 players make less than $1M. That’s going to come back and bite them.
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    Not when you draft better than everybody else, which is what the Seahawks do.

  12. whenwilliteverend says:

    I just checked Seattle’s roster. They have five players (probably six now after this deal) who are making $10M+ on their roster. Add on Doug Baldwin who’s making just under $10M and that means they have seven players taking up over half their entire salary cap. As a result, they have nineteen (!!!!) players making the league minimum. $1M. Twelve players make between $1M and $2M. 61 players make less than $1M. That’s going to come back and bite them.
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    Yeah is this a repost from 5 years ago? The Seahawks draft better than anybody, that’s why they can fill their roster with low salary players and still win.

  13. Seahawks fans talk a lot of trash for a team that has won 1 Superbowl in the history of the franchise and it was 4 years ago.

  14. straighcashhomey says:
    Aug 1, 2017 12:18 PM
    One year dynasty:)
    ================

    LOL…spoken by no-year dynasty.

    Seahawks took the hit on FAs and contract expirations this year so that they could set up for 2018. At the end of this season, there will be a bunch of FAs on short-term deals – Schneider will keep the best and the others will sign elsewhere, which will result in the Seahawks cleaning up on Compensatory Picks for the 2019 draft, which is about when you would expect to start drafting replacements for players like Kam. Savvy.

  15. seahawkboymike says:
    Aug 1, 2017 12:00 PM
    tylawspick6 says:

    you have to wonder how much cap hell this
    gets them into and how it weakens their
    roster quality and depth
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    None at all. They have $32 million in 2018 and $98 million in 2019.

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    any team with 100 million in cap space is not a very
    good team

    are you honestly this obtuse?

    that means you will be rebuilding from your core
    group, likely after this season

    you can’t buy the base of a team in the cap era,
    so having a ton of space is a bad thing

  16. seahawkz4life says:
    Aug 1, 2017 12:13 PM
    Seahawks haters in full force today, man these guys are expert salary cap managers lol

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    i would say i have a really, really, really good handle
    on it after watching belichick for over 15 years, reading
    numerous books on his cap concepts, while
    easily predicting other teams’ mindbogglingly
    stupid decisions

    so, yes….

    hint: paying two players at one position elite
    money is not a good move

    schneider should have dealt either thomas
    or chancellor for a high 2nd and the drafted
    someone else under a rookie cap contract

    just watch…

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    Yeah is this a repost from 5 years ago? The Seahawks draft better than anybody, that’s why they can fill their roster with low salary players and still win.

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    seahawks do not draft better than belichick

    sorry

    preposterous

    while very good, talk to me
    when schneider forms
    dynasties in a cap era

  18. whenwilliteverend says:
    Aug 1, 2017 11:31 AM
    I just checked Seattle’s roster. They have five players (probably six now after this deal) who are making $10M+ on their roster. Add on Doug Baldwin who’s making just under $10M and that means they have seven players taking up over half their entire salary cap. As a result, they have nineteen (!!!!) players making the league minimum. $1M. Twelve players make between $1M and $2M. 61 players make less than $1M. That’s going to come back and bite them.

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    exactly

    schneider is paying peak money based on
    past performance

    death knell

    since he paid earl thomas so much, he should have dealt
    chancellor for a high 2nd rder

    you can’t have your cake and eat
    it too, especially in the nfl cap era

  19. You sound upset that Schneider is upending your supposedly fallible system. Just stay away from Vegas and you’ll be fine…

  20. Its lame to make comments about how much money they have tied up with their star players. Every team is like that. Its also lame to act as if its not effecting their team. Just look at how poor their o line is.

  21. redclaw1314 says:
    Aug 1, 2017 12:51 PM
    Seahawks are not the same team without either
    Chancellor or Thomas—-good move to remain competitive

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    this is the exact line of thinking that creates cap hell

    did belichick think that about jamie collins or numerous
    other players in the past he would have preferred to have kept?

    hint: pete carroll is a wildly overrated coach

  22. LOL…spoken by no-year dynasty.

    Seahawks took the hit on FAs and contract expirations this year so that they could set up for 2018. At the end of this season, there will be a bunch of FAs on short-term deals – Schneider will keep the best and the others will sign elsewhere, which will result in the Seahawks cleaning up on Compensatory Picks for the 2019 draft, which is about when you would expect to start drafting replacements for players like Kam. Savvy.

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    how is a mass exodus of core players, overpaying
    an aging smaller core past their primes, with a
    huge rebuild on the horizon because of it, “savvy”?

    it means you will be in full-on rebuild mode
    in 2 years and missing the playoffs while
    overpaying aging players in the process

    your goal should be to have a youth movement
    in place right now from the last 2 drafts
    and letting pricier vets walk to keep fa cap control
    in strategic fashion so you don’t buy up
    pricey fas all at once due to so much cap space

    it never works

    look at tampa bay under mark domenik

    or many other teams that try it

    instead of a 2 year mini rebuild on the fly, yours
    will be 5

  23. Bud, if you knew what you were talking about, you’d be a GM. Instead, you’re wall-papering a web-site with a decided slant. Get over yourself.

  24. Glad Kam’s locked up again. Dude deserves the money. The Enforcer scares everyone when he’s on the field. Bringing the big hits like a boss.

  25. mbara33 says:
    Aug 1, 2017 11:32 AM

    Hello? Niner816 & Beardnals? I thought the Seahawks had no cap room and couldn’t keep Chancellor? Where are you now?

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    seahawkboymike says:
    Aug 1, 2017 11:28 AM
    I’m sorry, where are niners816 and Beardnals? I’ve been hearing from them for 5 years about how the Seahawks have no cap space and Chancellor is gone after this year.

    Where are you? Hello? Hello? Bueller? ANYBODY??????

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    LOL I also called you at a while back when you were signed in as Osirisbandwagon2012 because you posted multiple comments verbatim under different screen names.

  26. straighcashhomey says:

    One year dynasty:)
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    So far. Get ready to retire this meme along with:

    Empty Trophy Case
    PEDHawks
    Cap Hell after Wilson is paid
    They can’t keep everybody
    The window is closed

  27. tylawspick6 says:

    seahawks do not draft better than belichick

    sorry

    preposterous
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    Um, sorry, but there are more John Schneider/Pete Carroll draft picks still playing in the NFL since 2010 than any other team. By a wide margin. Look it up and get back to me when you know what you’re talking about.

  28. I like the guy with the Pats accounts who always ends up with the same number of likes. I guess you’ve got to do something with your Russian-bot downtime.

  29. tylawspick6 says:

    any team with 100 million in cap space is not a very
    good team

    are you honestly this obtuse?

    that means you will be rebuilding from your core
    group, likely after this season

    you can’t buy the base of a team in the cap era,
    so having a ton of space is a bad thing
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    Do you really think $98 million (or more) isn’t enough to re-sign Sherman, Wright, Clark, Thomas and Avril – who are their only significant free agents in 2018 – if they want to?

    If you do, you’re the definition of “obtuse.”

    I’ve been hearing the same “cap hell” nonsense from fans of other teams that are afraid of the Seahawks for 5 years. I’ve always been proven right.

    Sorry you can’t add, but it won’t change the fact that the Seahawks have plenty of money to pay anybody they want, and still pay Russell Wilson again in 2019.

    Have a nice season. I’d say see you in February but I doubt you’ll get past the Dolphins, much less the Steelers.

  30. tylawspick6 says:

    how is a mass exodus of core players, overpaying
    an aging smaller core past their primes, with a
    huge rebuild on the horizon because of it, “savvy”?

    it means you will be in full-on rebuild mode
    in 2 years and missing the playoffs while
    overpaying aging players in the process

    your goal should be to have a youth movement
    in place right now from the last 2 drafts
    and letting pricier vets walk to keep fa cap control
    in strategic fashion so you don’t buy up
    pricey fas all at once due to so much cap space

    it never works

    look at tampa bay under mark domenik

    or many other teams that try it

    instead of a 2 year mini rebuild on the fly, yours
    will be 5
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    It would be a lot shorter if you’d just type “I know nothing about the salary cap & Brady’s not a cheater.”

  31. Seahawks signed thru 2018 (2nd contract): Wilson, Chancellor, Thomas, Baldwin, Bennett, Wagner, Sherman, Wright, Avril, Lane, Rubin, Kearse

    Hey tylawspick6 Just wondering when that “rebuild is gonna start? 2019?

  32. Oversized defensive backs don’t age well, especially those that rely on freakish athleticism. And players as physical as Kam don’t age well.

    He’s already a step slower…the cliff is looming. He was signed through his age 30 season, the smart money would be to let him walk next year.

    $25m in new guaranteed money that covers 3 more years?

    Roy Williams, Shaun Williams, Steve Atwater, Bernard Pollard, Adrian Wilson…how much did those guys accomplish between age 31 and 33?

  33. I really love how Bam Bam Kam plays and he deserves all the money given in this contract and maybe even more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not even a Hawks fan. His style of play reminds me so much of Sean Taylor, the guy I loved seeing play the most. Good luck this year Kam!

    -A Redskins Fan

  34. schneider should have dealt either thomas
    or chancellor for a high 2nd and the drafted
    someone else under a rookie cap contract
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    Go back to your Madden Dynasty.

    The Seahawks are doing just fine without you.

  35. Roy Williams, Shaun Williams, Steve Atwater, Bernard Pollard, Adrian Wilson…how much did those guys accomplish between age 31 and 33?
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    Atwater was a Pro Bowler at age 32.

    Wilson was a 2x Pro Bowler, 31 and 32. All Pro at 30.

    The other guys you named aren’t anywhere near as good as Kam has been. At any point in their careers.

  36. Kam Chancellor is worth every penny. When healthy Seattle easily has the best safety tandem in the league. Even though I’m a long time Pats fan I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Seahawks, used to really enjoy the Krieg/Grogan era matchups because they were such similar QB’s and teams. My apologies for tylawspick, please don’t judge us all by him. He is as embarrassing to us as regis/boymike/mbara/oursis/(insert other id’s here) probably is to the Hawk faithful. A great opponent makes for a great game. If you enjoy the game of football itself Seattle is the most entertaining team in the NFC to watch, hope to see you in February.

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