Report: Kam Chancellor intends to play in 2018

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A neck injury has cast some uncertainty around Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor‘s playing future, but it seems Chancellor is planning on continuing his career.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chancellor intends to play during the 2018 season with the caveat that he will need to get medically cleared in order for that to happen. Chancellor has not made any public statements about his plans, but had a social media post in late January that had some thinking he might be planning to retire.

Chancellor’s $6.8 million salary for 2018 became guaranteed last week, although there wasn’t much the Seahawks could do to avoid having that happen. Chancellor couldn’t be released without an injury settlement and the Seahawks would have taken on additional dead money under the cap if they had moved on without the veteran.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said just after the end of the season that both Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril would have a “hard time” returning from their neck injuries. Avril said last month that he will try to keep playing.

11 responses to “Report: Kam Chancellor intends to play in 2018

  1. What I remember more is the 12s talk of a dynasty. It was close to being one too, except the decision to make Russel Wilson the MVP (throw the ball) vs Marshawn Lynch (run the ball) in the waning seconds cost them the game.

  2. He can say that, but Seattle better be looking at safeties in the draft. They took 4 DB’s in last years draft and whiffed big time. Shaquill Griffin was okay but the other 3 were terrible – Mike Tyson (6th round) didn’t even make the team. seattle is declining quick and they aren’t helping themselves with poor drafting.

  3. PrincePaul says:
    February 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    He can say that, but Seattle better be looking at safeties in the draft. They took 4 DB’s in last years draft and whiffed big time. Shaquill Griffin was okay but the other 3 were terrible – Mike Tyson (6th round) didn’t even make the team. seattle is declining quick and they aren’t helping themselves with poor drafting.
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    You are mistaken. Mike Tyson made the practice squad and towards the end of the year was activated to the 53 man roster. Delano Hill and Tedrick Thompson were behind CHancellor, Thomas, and McDougald so they would have had to be pretty darn spectacular as rookies to get any playing time.

    I recall Kam Chancellor not playing much as a rookie but slowly getting more and more playing time as his rookie year progressed. He was not an instant success and neither was Earl Thomas. The jury is out on the safeties and DBs seattle drafted last year, but to say they whiffed big time is completely inaccurate.

  4. I’ve never once believed that Kam’s career was over after the injury. He is too fit, too strong, too much of a beast, and too much of a leader to end his career like that. He will be back, Sherman will be back, Bennett will be back, Sheldon Richardson will be back, and the Seahawks will be right back in the mix of top tier competitive teams. If a few kicks and breaks go their way they will easily be back to 12 or more wins.

    Remember last year when they spanked Philly with Wentz at QB? I sure do.

  5. The many articles and comments on how the Seahawks are done and the team is old only makes that chip on their shoulders bigger. I suspect that the lack of respect given them once they didn’t make the playoffs and continuing rankings by many as being a middle tier team, enhances the chances they come back with determination to change all that. Looking forward to next season.

  6. Money talks. He held out for more money. If he retires, he is forfeiting a big pot of money. By staying on the roster and perhaps on the injured list, he gets paid Therefore his intention of “wanting to play in 2018” is not surprising.

  7. I wish this meant he could really play next season, but he has a huge injury guarantee in his contract for next year. All he has to do is show up. It’d be stupid for him to retire.

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