Seahawks S Kam Chancellor Intends To Play In 2018 If Medically Cleared

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Seahawks S Kam Chancellor (neck) intends to play in 2018 if he gets medically cleared.

According to Rapoport, Chancellor has no plans to retire right now, despite offering some hints at possibly walking away on his social media accounts.

The Seahawks just guaranteed $6.8 million of his 2018 season by keeping him on their roster as of February 9.

Bob Condotta adds that no one close to situation ever thought Chancellor would retire due to the money he would give up.

Back in January, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said during a radio interview (per Bob Condotta) that 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.

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.

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