Seahawks veteran S Kam Chancellor says contract talks regarding an extension have been “positive” and he’s hoping they’ll be able to reach an agreement on a deal before the start of the season.
“I think it’s been positive on both ends,” Chancellor said of contract talks, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. “Hopefully it’ll get done any time now. Both sides have been very productive working together and just waiting to see what’s happening.”
Chancellor added that he’s hoping to finish out his career in Seattle.
“As long as the wheels let me,” Chancellor said of how long he plans to play. “Until the wheels fall off. I can’t really put a timeframe on how long I want to play. However long my body holds up. However long the lord allows me to. It’s never up to me.
“I love this team. They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity. And I would love to retire here.”
This past weekend, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters that there have been positive talks between the two parties.
“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. Hopefully we will be able to get stuff done soon.”
Chancellor, 29, is a former fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in the 2010 NFL Draft. He is in the final year of a five-year, $29.323 million contract that contained $17 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus.
In 2016, Chancellor appeared in 12 games for the Seahawks and recorded 86 total tackles, two interceptions, eight forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Chancellor as the news becomes available.