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Pete Carroll: Kam Chancellor & Cliff Avril Will Have “Hard Time Playing Football Again”

On Tuesday, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said during a radio interview (per Bob Condotta) that S Kam Chancellor and DE Cliff Avril will have a “hard time playing football again.”

Although Carroll did indicate that the decision to return will be up to Avril and Chancellor.

There have been questions about Chancellor and Avril’s future in NFL after they sustained neck injuries during the season.

Chancellor received multiple opinions regarding his neck injury before the Seahawks placed him on injured reserve. Avril did the same, but there haven’t been many updates regarding his condition in recent weeks.

Chancellor, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. He’s currently in the first year of his four-year, $43.13 million contract that included $25 million and set to make base salaries of $3 million and $6.8 million over the first two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Chancellor appeared in nine games and recorded 49 tackles, one forced fumble, a safety and two pass defenses for the Seahawks.

Avril, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Lions back in 2008. He spent five years in Detroit before signing on with the Seahawks in 2013. He’s currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $35.5 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $4.5 million and $7 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Avril appeared in four games and recorded two tackles and one sack for the Seahawks.

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

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