The Seahawks have started their season 0-2 with losses to the St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers.
Strong safety Kam Chancellor is scheduled to be in Seattle on Wednesday for a face-to-face meeting with Seahawks team management.
According to Adam Schefter, per a text conversation between Chancellor and ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith, the decision to return is more about helping his brothers in arms rather than cowing to Seattle.
When it was time for Chancellor to address the media, he said he was happy to be back playing football again, being with the organization, and his teammates.
When Marshawn Lynch skipped the first eight days of 2014’s training camp with one more year beyond that one remaining on his contract the team waived his holdout fines as an enticement to get him to report. I can’t let my Dawg down…. The safety missed the team’s training camp and first two games with hopes that the team restructures his current contract. Chancellor will play this Sunday when the Seahawks host the Chicago Bears.
Chancellor was seeking a restructuring of his current contract to have future money paid sooner.
The Seahawks have been given a roster exemption in order to allow Chancellor to practice.
“You can’t quantify (what his absence means), he isn’t here”, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman told reporters.
The 6-foot-3, 232-pounds Chancellor signed a four-year, $28 million extension after the 2012 season, with $17 million guaranteed, but the deal didn’t take effect until 2013.
Chancellor has potentially lost more than $2 million with the holdout that doesn’t appear to have resulted in a new contract.
Or you’d think Chancellor would have the decency to come back and stop making his teammates suffer without him on the field.
Chancellor and the Seahawks have no discrepancy over the safety’s 2015 salary.
“He played the Super Bowl with a tear in his MCL and that really was at the heart of all of this, was some injury concerns on his part”.