THURSDAY, 9:06pm: Chancellor will not report to training camp and will hold out until he gets the contract he wants, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
9:02pm: Chancellor followed through on his threat and didn’t show up today, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. If he doesn’t show tomorrow, he’ll officially be a holdout.
WEDNESDAY, 11:23am: Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor wants a pay raise and he has told Seattle that he’s strongly considering a camp holdout to make it happen, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The safety has three years and nearly $17MM to go on the extension he signed in 2013, with nothing guaranteed beyond this season.
Chancellor is set to earn $4.55MM this year but he’s apparently looking for a deal that reflects his level of play in recent years. Chancellor is a key part of Seattle’s defense and he’s even more critical to the team this year with Earl Thomas potentially sidelined to start the year. There’s also precedent for the Seahawks reworking a deal after running back Marshawn Lynch successfully forced their hand last year.
Chancellor, 27, racked up 104 total tackles with seven pass deflections and one interception in 14 regular season games last season. Last season, he graded out as the 20th best safety in the NFL according to the advanced metrics used by Pro Football Focus (sub. req’d). In the year prior, Chancellor came in as the 12th best safety in the NFL.