Pete Carroll Confirms Trade Interest In Kam Chancellor, Says They’re Not Trading Him

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed that they’ve received trade interest in holdout S Kam Chancellor.

However, Carroll told reporters that they have no interest in discussing a potential trade involving Chancellor, via Curtis Crabtree.

“We’re really not interested in talking to them about that, so we don’t,” Carroll said, per Crabtree.

According to Carroll, the Seahawks plan to start Dion Bailey at safety in Week 1 if Chancellor hasn’t reported to the team, per Crabtree.

Reports from this past weekend mentioned that the Giants contacted the Seahawks about his availability. Although, indications are that it would be too costly for them to acquire Chancellor via a trade

Dan Graziano of ESPN reported that it could cost as much as two decent draft picks with one of them being a first-round selection.

It’s worth mentioning that trading for a player who is looking for a new contract is increasingly difficult because all the leverage in contract talks shifts to the player after a team has parted with compensation. Any team willing to trade for Chancellor would need to sign him to an extension, which could be as high as $10 million on top of parting with draft picks.

Chancellor, 27, still has another three years remaining on his five-year, $29.323 million contract that included $17 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $4.55 million (2015), $5.1 million (2016), and $6.8 million (2017).

In 2014, Chancellor appeared in 14 games and recorded 78 tackles, one interceptions, a forced fumble and six pass defenses for the Seahawks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 safety out of 87 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding the Seahawks and Chancellor as the news is available.

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