Chan­cel­lor signs to stay in Seat­tle

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Kam Chan­cel­lor wore a wry grin, know­ing that a day ear­lier when he was pep­pered about his con­tract sta­tus and fu­ture with the Seat­tle Sea­hawks that all those ques­tions were about to be an­swered.

“I didn’t want to tell you all,” Chan­cel­lor said. “But I had an idea it was pretty close. Both sides were pos­i­tive and it turned around great.”

The Sea­hawks’ start­ing strong safety signed a three-year ex­ten­sion Tues­day that will keep him with the only club he’s ever played for through the 2020 sea­son. The new deal is worth up to $36 mil­lion with $25 mil­lion guar­an­teed, a hefty pay­day for a 29-yearold whose phys­i­cal style of play has led to big hits but also a va­ri­ety of in­juries.

Chan­cel­lor has been Seat­tle’s start­ing strong safety since 2011. He is a two-time sec­ond-team All-Pro se­lec­tion and a four-time Pro Bowler.

Tackle Ryan Clady, whose nineyear NFL ca­reer was check­ered with in­juries, is re­tir­ing from foot­ball.

At­lanta Fal­cons pass-rush­ing spe­cial­ist Takkirist McKin­ley prac­ticed for the first time with a sur­gi­cally re­paired shoul­der. McKin­ley, drafted this year out of UCLA with the No. 26 pick, has been lim­ited by the team while re­hab­bing from March 6 surgery for a torn labrum and frac­tured shoul­der socket.

Bal­ti­more Ravens tight end Crock­ett Gill­more is ex­pected to miss the 2017 sea­son af­ter surgery for a torn me­dial col­lat­eral lig­a­ment in his right knee, which he in­jured Fri­day dur­ing prac­tice.

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