How far apart are the Seahawks and holdout safety Kam Chancellor? So far apart that some in Seattle aren’t expecting Chancellor to show up at any point in 2015.
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Seahawks are planning as if Chancellor, who has not reported to work as he demands a new contract, will simply not be a member of the team/
“I don’t think we’re going to have him at all this season,” one unnamed Seahawk told Werder.
That’s a little hard to believe: Although Chancellor has already lost a lot of money because the Seahawks fined him $30,000 a day for every day of training camp he missed, at some point Chancellor is going to want to get his weekly paychecks. During the regular season, Chancellor loses one-seventeenth of his $4.55 million salary each week he misses. That’s more than a quarter of a million dollars a week. If Chancellor keeps costing himself a quarter of a million dollars a week, he’s cutting off his nose to spite his face.
So it’s likely that at some point in 2015, Chancellor will play for the Seahawks. But it might not be any time soon. Both sides seem to be digging in.