RENTON, Wash. — Kam Chancellor arrived at Seattle Seahawks training camp happy, healthy and without a contract extension.
That last piece may be resolved sooner rather than later.
Chancellor and coach Pete Carroll have expressed optimism in the first two days of camp that a contract extension could be on the horizon for the hard-hitting strong safety who has played through numerous injuries and is recognized as a core piece of the Seahawks defense.
“Right now both sides are having positive talks and we’re going to keep doing what we’re doing right now,” Chancellor said on Monday after Seattle concluded its second day of training camp. “We’re going to follow that process.”
That’s a different tone than Chancellor took two years ago. Unhappy with his contract at the time, Chancellor was a surprise holdout from training camp, a holdout that lingered into the start of the regular season. Coming off a second straight Super Bowl appearance, the Seahawks’ season was thrown off course before it even started because of Chancellor’s unhappiness.
Fast forward and Chancellor’s attitude has changed. Rather than showing displeasure and possibly having no job security after this season, the veteran is fine letting the process play out.
“We have looked long and hard at that,” Carroll said. “There is a lot of real positive stuff coming, we aren’t quite there yet but I think it’s nothing but positive stuff but hopefully we will…
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