Kam Chancellor’s $6.8 million salary for 2018 now guaranteed

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Kam Chancellor‘s future remains unclear, but he remains on the Seahawks’ roster. That means his $6.8 million salary for 2018 now is guaranteed, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

The Seahawks faced a Friday deadline to release the safety to prevent the guarantee, per Condotta. But injured players cannot be cut without a settlement, making it difficult for the team to move on without him. The $19.5 million cap hit the Seahawks would have taken with his release also made releasing him problematic.

So, now the only way Chancellor won’t get his money for this season is if he retires, and retiring seems out of the question considering he also has $5.2 million guaranteed due to injury in 2019, according to Condotta.

Chancellor injured his neck in a November 9 game against Arizona. He will continue to undergo tests the next few months to determine his future.

Several other players had parts of their base salaries guaranteed for 2018, according to Condotta, with Russell Wilson guaranteed $4.9 million of his $15.5 million salary; Bobby Wagner guaranteed $2 million of his $10 million salary; and Doug Baldwin guaranteed $4.5 million of his $8.25 million salary.

16 responses to “Kam Chancellor’s $6.8 million salary for 2018 now guaranteed

  1. One thing is for sure….you get rewarded in Seattle for your past. Bottom line, Schneider and Carroll need to do a much better job finding players from here out. Things have gone average to below it on player developement in majority of areas so these contracts being paid to the main foundation players are hurting more. But lets get real, 8 million to Luke Joekel or 6.8 as a present to Kam…..which one was more worth it?

  2. neck injuries are serious. It is unlikely that he will ever play football again. may be he will retire or more likely, reach a financial settlement with the team. or he can keep getting medical exams, and drawing his salary without playing or practicing.

  3. Everyone criticised Chancellor 2 years ago. Eventually he got his deal. Good on him. I will never take the side of a team over a player.

  4. Salary cap problems will continue to get in the way of Seattle rebuilding for years to come. Meanwhile their core of star players are nearing the age of 30 and on the downhill side of their careers. Nevertheless, those inane preseason power rankings will put Seattle near the top and they will be favored to win the Super Bowl by the odds makers in Vegas. Year in and year out, Vegas makes a lot of money accepting bets the 12th put on the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl.

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