Without their All-Pro safety roaming the secondary, Seattle has allowed 356.5 yards per game of total offense, which ranks as 17th in the NFL.
In a text to ESPN, Chancellor wrote that he intends on dealing with his “business” at the end of the 2015 season and that it was time to help his teammates after a hard start.
The big question now is whether Chancellor feels his financial outlook will get healthier, too. Asked about his contract unhappiness, he said his plan was to address it after the season. Since the playoffs expanded to their current format in 1990, 24 teams have started 0-2 and still made the postseason. In Chancellor’s absence the Seahawks started 2014 practice-squad rookie Dion Bailey in the opener against St. Louis and then usual cornerback and special-teams player DeShawn Shead in last weekend’s loss at Green Bay for better pass coverage.
It will be interesting to see if the Seahawks go through with fining Chancellor who has accumulated over million in fines along with his $500,000 signing bonus.
Chancellor, 27, lost $535,294 in game checks for his stance.
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Chancellor signed a new deal with the Seahawks in 2011.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will meet the media shortly after noon for his regular Wednesday press conference. So, middle of contract, making $7 million annually, not good enough.
Wednesday had been viewed as the critical day each week for Chancellor to be back in time to play in the following Sunday’s game, though it remains unclear if he will play in Sunday’s game against the Bears at CenturyLink Field.
“I just feel like the time is now”.
The business part of this could get interesting, but nonetheless, the Seahawks have their man back on defense. It would be great if he comes back, but we’re gonna keep on truckin’…You never know what’s going on with someone in that situation. Apparently, despite the strong disagreement – a rift, even – between Chancellor and the Seahawks, ultimately he decided that football was too important.