Chan­cel­lor gets ex­ten­sion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL / NFL -

Kam Chan­cel­lor, the Seat­tle 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 and cre­ates the pos­si­bil­ity that Chan­cel­lor will re­tire hav­ing played only in Seat­tle.

Chan­cel­lor’s new deal is worth up to $36 mil­lion with $25 mil­lion guar­an­teed, a hefty pay­day for a 29-year-old whose phys­i­cal style of play has led to big hits but also a va­ri­ety of in­juries dur­ing his ca­reer.

Tues­day’s an­nounce­ment was a stark change from two years ago when Chan­cel­lor was a train­ing camp hold­out be­cause he was un­happy with his con­tract.

With­out a new deal, Chan­cel­lor could have left Seat­tle in free agency after this sea­son. Chan­cel­lor’s first con­tract ex­ten­sion, signed in 2013, is set to ex­pire after the 2017 sea­son.

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.

Known as one of the big­gest hit­ters in the de­fen­sive back­field, Chan­cel­lor is also a highly re­spected voice in Seat­tle’s locker room, even after his hold­out two years ago where he missed the first two games of the reg­u­lar sea­son. Any wounds from that de­ci­sion were healed when Chan­cel­lor was voted a team cap­tain last sea­son.


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