West Notes: Chancellor, Seahawks, 49ers

You have questions about Kam Chancellor‘s holdout with the Seahawks and Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times has answers. Condotta notes that there is precedent for a player coming back to the team after holding out deep into training camp – former Jaguars star Maurice Jones-Drew held out for 38 days in 2012 before coming back and playing the season. It seems quite possible that the two sides could work something out, but the Seahawks are afraid of setting a dangerous precedent and it is unlikely that the safety will get everything he is asking for. Here’s more out of the West divisions..

  • The Seahawks refuse to do anything to Chancellor’s contract, one league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. At this point, Florio believes the only questions remaining are whether Chancellor will cave and whether the Seahawks will waive all or part of daily fines in the amount of $30K.
  • Niners fullback Bruce Miller continues to be under review for discipline under the NFL’s policy on personal conduct more than two months after pleading no contest to disturbing the peace, a source told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. Miller, 28, a four-year NFL veteran, has started 42 of the 61 career games in which he has appeared. On Wednesday, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with sexual battery.
  • It took nearly six months, but Broncos GM John Elway properly repaid his Hall of Fame quarterback for giving back $4MM in salary with the blockbuster signing of Evan Mathis on Tuesday, Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post writes. Mathis, 33, figures to bring the kind of experience and skill that Denver’s offensive line desperately needs. Without Manning’s paycut, the deal would not have been possible for the Broncos.
  • In a mailbag on Wednesday, a reader asked Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post if Montee Ball be in danger of being traded by the Broncos. Renck isn’t ready to say that Ball is on his way out of Denver, but he says that he has to make a strong impression on coaches for the remainder of the preseason.
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  1. Luke Adams

    Ball’s stock seems to have fallen significantly over the last year or two, to the point where I’d be skeptical that they could get much more than a very late-round pick for him. Maybe that’d be worth it, with Anderson and Hillman ahead of him on the depth chart. But we’ve seen teams lose multiple running backs to injury pretty quickly in past seasons (last year’s Chargers come to mind). Having Ball in their back pocket in case of emergency may not be the worst thing for the Broncos.

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