Carroll: Seahawks are “really not interested” in trading Chancellor

AP

With the Seahawks not willing to give safety Kam Chancellor more money, his current team apparently isn’t inclined to send him to a new team that will.

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the Seahawks aren’t interested in making a deal.

“There have been a couple phone calls from other teams, people just kind of wondering what’s going on,” Carroll told reporters, via Curtis Crabtree of KJR radio (and PFT).  “We’re really not interested in talking to them about that, so we don’t.”

So Chancellor remains the property of the Seahawks for the next three years. And the question remains whether he’ll give up game checks in excess of $267,000 each to prove his point.

Carroll said that Dion Bailey will take Chancellor’s place this weekend, if Chancellor doesn’t show up.

78 responses to “Carroll: Seahawks are “really not interested” in trading Chancellor

  1. Seagags are folding like a cheap tent! Hey 12th man at least you have soccer since you don’t have the NBA or NHL! Seriously you call yourself a big league city?

  2. They are in an awkward position.

    Too good and valuable of a player to trade and they don’t want to cave into his demands.

    Just wait him out. If he keeps holding out after a few regular season games and losing game cheques he’s a moron that needs to fire his agent quickly.

  3. Dude is like almost all the other players on this team, a loudmouth punk.

    You don’t like getting millions to play a game? Come take your marketable skills and compete with us in the real world.

  4. Kam is the highest paid SS in the league.

    In addition to contract leverage, Pete Carroll has the owner and fans on his side. Winning does that for you. This isn’t like a franchise QB holding out. The Hawks are good enough to win without him.

  5. Sorry haters. The Seahawks are winning the west and a top 2 seed in the playoffs. They’re gonna be just fine this year and have as good a shot as any to be playing in Santa Clara in February. It’s not like they’re the niners.

  6. @ arrogantnation

    Joey Galloway, 1999, held out for 8 games, (101 days) until the Seahawks started winning without him, then he decided to come back. After the season he was traded to Dallas for a couple 1st round picks (2000 and 2001) one of which resulted in the Seahawks getting Shaun Alexander.

  7. I can’t stand people who are greedy. It is that mindset (greedy people) who are destroying the world economy today !!

    Kam lost most of the 12s respect, because he isn’t man enough to stand behind the contract he signed a year ago !!

    Hello Bailey, goodbye Kam

  8. The only sad part is that they will waive all of his fines and penalties once he returns. That is why these guys keep doing it….lack of real consequences. Teams are so worried that upholding these types of fines will impact their ability to land future free agents.

  9. sweetnlow44 says:

    Why are 49er fans commenting here? Are you guys going to be able to even field a team this year?
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    Who’s a 49er fan here? Swing and a miss. U mad bro or nah?

  10. socalseahawker says:
    Sep 7, 2015 9:30 PM
    It amazes me how many people on this site really believe their opinion matters.
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    I must concede…yours truly doesn’t matter

  11. Hey senoreno,

    Niners have five Super Bowls and we didn’t even know you had a NFL team up until five years ago. Check the records ……..up until you’re little run the Seahawks have been the worst road draw in history of the NFL. I couldnt give away a Seahawks tickets for 25 years and now you are showing up on the road? Embarrassing!

  12. They should have put out “leaks” that the Redskins and Browns were interested in trading for him.

    That would get a deal done real quick.

  13. No mistaking Carroll’s comment ………that was a shot across Kam’s bow. Carroll is saying……we aren’t about to trade you……..not now…….but keep it up, and that may change. You’ve been warned…….don’t be stupid, Kam.

  14. He doesn’t want MORE money. He wants more of it guaranteed. The guy plays lights out every single game. He plays a very punishing style that has it’s wear and tear on the body that is faster than most. Knowing this and knowing that his career may not be as long as the average Joe safety, he wants more of his contract dollars guaranteed.

    A pretty reasonable request if you ask me. But it also goes against the basic values the Seahawk organization has. They do not, under any circumstances, re-negotiate contracts until they are in the last 2 years or less. Kam’s does not fit into that window. The organization is based on three values.

    1) Transparency between players, coaches, and FO. Trust is of paramount importance.
    2) Every player, coach and employee is allowed to be the very best that they can be and the organization will support them in that journey.
    3) Compete. Every moment of every day, compete. Always.

    Every single player knows that from top to bottom they can trust and believe what the organization tells them. If the Seahawks cave-in now they will ruin their credibility as soon have every player knocking on their door for changes every year. So somehow both sides need to find a way to meet in the middle and then save-face. That is why this is so difficult to resolve.

  15. “brianav036 says:
    The only sad part is that they will waive all of his fines and penalties once he returns. That is why these guys keep doing it….lack of real consequences. Teams are so worried that upholding these types of fines will impact their ability to land future free agents.

    Seattle has offered to waive 70% of his fines…. if Chancellor misses games, he doesn’t get paid that portion of his salary.

    It’s possible for a player to make that up, if the get a salary increase, I don’t see that happening here.

    I wonder if his agent has bothered to explain to Kam that unless he reports before week 8, he doesn’t get credit for this year, (and still has 3 on his contract).

    I don’t think Kam’s problem is with the team, it’s his pride, or his stupid agent

  16. Wait him out – I’m with everyone else that dislikes Greedy people! After all – HE signed the contract – so live up to your word, Kam!! Show the world your a real man!!

  17. I fear that conflict between ownership & Pete (understandably) not budging and Kam being…Kam about this will eventually force a trade. There’s just no way to justify the raise cap-wise and I’ll even say production-wise. He should play the contract he already so happily signed. Obviously, if he wants to massage his sun-kissed muscles with oils while just lounging around the poolside completely naked instead of playing football…let him sit out. Just don’t trade him anywhere with good sunshine then!!!

  18. Feel bad for 49er fans. Likely finishing in the basement in that strong AFC West. And a pretty good chance the Seahawks hoist the Lombardi on your field in February. Might want to find something else to watch this season..

  19. You can thank the Patriots and their contract extension of Devon McCourty for the Kam holdout. 9.5 mil per year compared to 7 for Kam. Maybe Kam has a point but they’re getting paid two different amounts for two different skill sets.

  20. Hey Fellow Hawk fans it seems there is a rumor out there he is still banged up and feels this is his last contract. The story goes he had surgery after SB48 due to internal bleeding. Last year he was banged up then in the week before SB49 he tore his MCL. The man is one of toughest players of all time. This hold doesn’t make sense for a guy we have known to be the best example of a team player. He has made a business decision because he feels he will not be able to play out his current contract which has no more guaranteed money. He is hoping to have the hawks trade him and get a new team to guarantee big dollars. Nothing else makes sense thus his agent nor Kam have spoken to the media. Think about it, there has been no other NFL player with 3 full years left on their contract that has done this.There is something we don’t know!

  21. Hey pantherpro

    The only embarrassment to the nfl these days is the niners. Theyll be lucky to win six games. And were all sick of hearing about your 5 superbowls that you won 20 years ago. Your team was relevant until the seahawks beat it out of you. And ever since the seahawks entered the nfc west we have basically owned the devision. Check the record. Go away and let the big boys talk football.

    Go hawks

  22. pantherpro.

    You realize the hawks have a much larger fan base than your team and had a player in the HOF before your team even played it first game. Of course, the Hawks don’t have the history of a SF, PIT, or DAL but don’t get confused and think your team is anything but a bottom half team.

  23. Stop it with that 12th man nonsense, your team is that good, has zero to do with the crowd, sorry not sorry

    petecarrollempire says:
    Sep 7, 2015 9:29 PM
    I can’t stand people who are greedy. It is that mindset (greedy people) who are destroying the world economy today !!

    Kam lost most of the 12s respect, because he isn’t man enough to stand behind the contract he signed a year ago !!

    Hello Bailey, goodbye Kam

  24. You’re favorite sport is soccer? What a bunch of losers. Any Hall of Famers from your lame, pasty, wet , dreary city? Seattle doesn’t even exist on the East Coast. 12th man? Youre owner is the biggest nerd in football. Would love to see him try and throw a football or shoot a basketball. Smart? Yes!
    Lame no doubt!

  25. There’s a team with alot of money left to spend. Runs the same defense as Seattle.
    Come on down to Seattle South in Jacksonville and play for Gus.

  26. May as well put him on ice.
    Kam can’t make it through the regular season without getting hurt.
    Pay and Performance will balance out this way

  27. Seahawks are doing the right thing, but it’s out of necessity. They realize that their cap space is evaporating quickly as their recent draft success causes huge salary demands when rookie contracts run out.

    Chancellor has a signed contract with three years left and they expect him to play under it’s terms.

  28. A lot of teams would be wise to offer up a couple 1st rounders for Kam. The guy is the centerpiece of that Seahawks defense. He’s a game changer at a position where there’s a short supply of elite talent.

  29. This sucks, but you can do this when you’re an elite IMO. Kam is elite, and can do so much for a defense, and in his prime. He obviously read the Revis cover story from EspnTheMag. Never happen, but would love to see Kam in the silver & black. Mack needs another impact defender to join him. Reunite with Norton Jr and his half-brother that just signed with Oakland. And get a new contract as the Raiders have room to spend still.

  30. seahawkswilson says:
    Sep 7, 2015 10:29 PM

    pantherpro.

    You realize the hawks have a much larger fan base than your team and had a player in the HOF before your team even played it first game. Of course, the Hawks don’t have the history of a SF, PIT, or DAL but don’t get confused and think your team is anything but a bottom half team.
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    Spoken like a true 2012th man, get you facts right, your an embarrassment to the true hawk fans

  31. He signed that contract. Dude you got to deal with it. I understand you want more as this contract will take you beyond your impact. Life isn’t fair but you signed it.

  32. If Seattle starts to Lose they will throw themselves at his feet begging to play and give him what he wants. Hence they will be deeper in Salary Cap Hell so they lose anyway, then get popped in the playoffs by Green Bay 🙂

  33. senoreno says:
    Sep 7, 2015 9:34 PM

    sweetnlow44 says:

    Why are 49er fans commenting here? Are you guys going to be able to even field a team this year?
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    Who’s a 49er fan here? Swing and a miss. U mad bro or nah?
    ____________

    Pantherpro is a 49er fan. My question was in response to his post before mine. Derrp. Swing and a miss. U mad bro or nah?

  34. The guy has to honor his contract. He’s making excellent money already. Stop worrying about what other safeties around the league are making.
    These agents keep getting into these players ears and causing these problems.

  35. Vikings Seahawks could work out like it has in the past. Kam Chancellor for Patterson and their choice of safeties Sendejo, Blanton or Exum Jr.. Seems fair to me, they get a solid safety coached for 2 years by Zimmer and the best return man in football, we get a compliment to Harrison Smith.

  36. “tripnasty says:
    You can thank the Patriots and their contract extension of Devon McCourty”
    =======================================

    McCourty is a FREE SAFETY.
    Kam is a strong safety…. think of a guard and tackle on the offensive line, totally different positions.

    By your logic, Earl Thomas, (of the Seahawks), averages $10 million a seaons, (or $500k more than McCourty), as a problem…. BUT, like McCourty, Thomas is a free safety.

    Hell, Russell Wilson makes more too, why not just pay Kam as a quarterback…. different pay grades for different positions

  37. Kam isn’t worth a couple of first round picks. No one would give that much for him. Maybe one 1st round pick but if he does get traded for picks it will most likely be for like a 2nd and maybe another late round picks but not many people give up multiple first round picks unless it’s for a shot at a franchise QB. Would have maybe been possible in the 90’s but not in today’s NFL

  38. He got bad advise from an idiot agent. Now he’s not going to honor a contract he signed, took the money and thinks this team is all about him. Collect the fines don’t pay for games not played and sit for three years.

  39. I would love him on the Giants. He’s a monster and fun to watch. One of my favorite players from a different team. Don’t take it personal Seattle. Your defense is fun to watch and not so fun to play against.

  40. The Seahawks will have to decide whether to pay him or trade him because I don’t think there is any middle ground. Having Kam cave and crawl back won’t happen and wouldn’t be good for the team if it did. Kam would also be a hard guy to trade and the Hawks would never get back what he is worth to their team. If I was their GM I would rework his deal and give him the money.

  41. Panthers lose to the Seahawks every year so panterpro cries like a little baby and makes rude comments about the Seahawks being bad. If they are bad and your team continually loses to them what does that make the Panthers? People like to tear down winners because they are not winners but whiners. 49er fans live in the past when they had a good team but no so much now. You make Seahawks fans laugh when you all cry so much and tear down a winning team. Just shows how sad and pathetic you are. Keep crying it makes us happy.

  42. He doesn’t want MORE money. He wants more of it guaranteed. The guy plays lights out every single game. He plays a very punishing style that has it’s wear and tear on the body that is faster than most. Knowing this and knowing that his career may not be as long as the average Joe safety, he wants more of his contract dollars guaranteed.

    A pretty reasonable request if you ask me. But it also goes against the basic values the Seahawk organization has. They do not, under any circumstances, re-negotiate contracts until they are in the last 2 years or less. Kam’s does not fit into that window. The organization is based on three values.

    1) Transparency between players, coaches, and FO. Trust is of paramount importance.
    2) Every player, coach and employee is allowed to be the very best that they can be and the organization will support them in that journey.
    3) Compete. Every moment of every day, compete. Always.

    Every single player knows that from top to bottom they can trust and believe what the organization tells them. If the Seahawks cave-in now they will ruin their credibility as soon have every player knocking on their door for changes every year. So somehow both sides need to find a way to meet in the middle and then save-face. That is why this is so difficult to resolve.

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    One of the better post’s I have read in a long time on PFT. Completely agree

  43. How do any of us know what Kam and his agents are asking for?

    Can Seattle and Kam find a “face saving” solution of guaranteeing some additional money? I guess that could be ok. But Kam missed all of training camp, and wont be at his peak for at least a few weeks. So that’s less performance for what he was paid.

    Does Kam want more money?
    If that’s the hold up then no, then don’t give in, don’t set a bad example.

    Let him sit, and miss out on his game check money, plus the fines, and/or the claw back of some of his prorated signing bonus.

    The only fault of Seattle was the way the contract was redone.
    They tore up his extension year and gave him 4 roughly equal years. They should have converted that first year to a signing bonus, so if the player holds out, he loses more.

    So instead of (this is an aproximation)
    5MM, 5MM, 5MM, 6.8MM
    0.5MM, 5MM, 5MM, 6.8MM
    with an additional 4.5MM in signing bonus.
    He still makes the same amount, and gets paid the same the first year. But if he holds out, he can lose 1.125MM in forfeited bonus.

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