Kam Chancellor had $5.2 million become guaranteed Friday

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Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor hasn’t played since 2017 when he had a career-ending neck injury. Chancellor hasn’t retired because he will lose money if he does.

According to multiple reports, Chancellor had $5.2 million of his $10 million salary for 2019 become guaranteed Friday, the fifth day of the league’s after-season waiver period.

He had $6.8 million become guaranteed this time last year and spent last season on the physically unable to perform list.

Chancellor would forfeit the money if he retired.

Chancellor is scheduled to count $13 million against the salary cap this season, but the Seahawks can save $8 million in 2019 by cutting him, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. They would have dead money hits of $5 million this year and $2.5 million for 2020.

If the Seahawks designate Chancellor a post-June 1 cut, they would save $10.5 million this year with dead money hits of $2.5 million this season and $2.5 million next season.

According to Gregg Bell of The News Tribune, four other Seahawks had money become guaranteed Friday — receiver Tyler Lockett ($3.9 million), center Justin Britt ($2.25 million), safety Bradley McDougald ($1 million) and left tackle Duane Brown ($1.75 million).

20 responses to “Kam Chancellor had $5.2 million become guaranteed Friday

  1. Still worth it for all he did for this team over the years.

    Worth more paying him to walk on the sidelines than it was to pay Percy Harvin for actually playing.

  2. Well deserved. Chancellor set the tone in their secondary and was largely responsible for the Seahawks Super Bowl win over Denver with the hits he doled out on Welker and Thomas in the very first series.

    A pleasure to watch this man play the game. Kam Chancellor did it the right way.

  3. Chancellor gets away with more late hits and unnecessary roughness than any other defensive back in the NFL. It is unlikely that he will play another down of football again. He certainly wants to avoid sitting in a wheel chair for the rest of his life because of a neck injury.

  4. Classy organizational move by the Seahawks to honor one of the great players who made them a championship team.

    Omeimontis continues to demonstrate he knows nothing about football. No player in the NFL had a better or more reliable strike zone than Chancellor. Review any of Chancellor’s hits and you won’t find a helmet to helmet hit or late hit. He drew flags because he hit harder than any safety since Kenny Easley, but they were neither illegal, nor dirty. Don’t like violent hits in football? Perhaps crochet is more your speed.

    omeimontis says:
    February 8, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    Chancellor gets away with more late hits and unnecessary roughness than any other defensive back in the NFL. It is unlikely that he will play another down of football again. He certainly wants to avoid sitting in a wheel chair for the rest of his life because of a neck injury.

  5. Hopefully, this gesture of paying him is being done by the Seahawks organization in respect and gratitude for all Cam did for the team during his playing days. There might be a way for them to legally weasel out of the payment but I’m hoping their taking the high road and doing what’s right. He deserves every penny.

  6. I loved it when Julian Edelman concussed his cheap shot azz in that glorious Super Bowl. Tried to assert a little dominance and got taken to the shed by a little man.

  7. I’m not sure what the future holds for Kam Chancellor but….I would love to him as a coach on the Seahawks.🏈

  8. Bad business decision for the team. I respected this last year but in no way should they have done that 2 seasons in a row. That’s alot of money they can contribute to add depth and more talent and handing over 6+ million last year for zero work seems more than honorable.

  9. Pay the man all of it. He was worth every penny. That hit on Vernon Davis alone was worth at least 10million. I wouldn’t mind them cutting him if they hired him as a coach though. I think that’s a win win for everyone.

  10. I am a huge fan of the way he played and actually have two of his jerseys in my closet.

    However, I have not worn either of them since he held out and possibly caused the Seahawks to lose home-field advantage and another Super Bowl.

    If not for that hold out which hurt the Seahawks greatly and netted him nothing, he would be my favorite safety ever …even in front of the great Kenny Easley who I also watched.

    Bam Bam set the physical tone like no other…but man…that holdout. Maybe one day I will get over it.

  11. Most intimidating safety in the league since Ronnie Lott. Kam was the boom in LOB. Great leader! I hope Seattle makes him a coach, and they pay him every cent. He earned it. Whiners wish they had Kam!

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