Seahawks sign safety Kam Chancellor to 3-year extension

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor talks to reporters after an NFL football training camp Monday
Seahawks invest even more in their secondary with Kam Chancellor's $36 million extension

01 August, 2017

Chancellor will earn an average $12 million a year and remain with the Seahawks through the 2020 season.

Chancellor signed a three-year contract extension with Seattle on Tuesday, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

Chancellor caused havoc on opposing offenses in his career with the Hokies, posting 208 career tackles and 4.5 TFL before being drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round in 2010.

"I'm not the same rookie I was seven years ago".

In May, some thought that the Seahawks were planning to move on from Kam Chancellor after this season.

The deal is for three three years, $36 million, with $25 in guaranteed money, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Chancellor hasn't started more than 14 games in a season since 2013.

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Chancellor, 29, has been Seattle's starting strong safety since 2011 and one of the key locker room leaders.

Any acrimony appears to have dissipated and the new deal takes away the chance that Chancellor would leave Seattle in free agency after this season. "There is a lot of real positive stuff coming, we're not quite there yet but I think it's nothing but positive stuff and hopefully we will be able to get something finished soon".

A Seahawks secondary that's been known for their dominance in recent years but struggled last season.

"As long as the wheels let me", Chancellor said. I can't really put a time frame on how long I want to play. I'm a positive guy so I'd rather just keep it on the positive end. "However long my body holds up", Chancellor said. "They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity".

He also said he "would love to retire" with the franchise.

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