Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor has reportedly decided to end his long contract hold out that resulted in him missing the Seahawks first 2 games of the season, both of which they have lost. Chancellor has been a major part of the Seahawks defensive secondary over the past few years, one of the linchpins of the Legion of Boom, so the organization, and its fans are going to be thrilled to see Chancellor patrolling the field once more.
“Ima go help my teammates that are understanding of my position and the ones who aren’t,” Chancellor said in a text message to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. “God forgives all, why can’t i? Time to help us get back to the big dance. I can address business after the season. Me and Marshawn started a mission 2 years ago. I can’t let my Dawg down….Real talk.”
After the 2012 season Chancellor signed a 4 year $28 million extension that didn’t take place until after the 2013 season. Since then, the Seahawks have refused to restructure the deal that still has 3 years remaining on it. The Seahawks logic behind not restructuring the deal is that it would lead to more and more players looking to restructure their deal in the early on during their contracts, something the organization would prefer to avoid.
In the absence to Chancellor, the Seahawks have already given up 11 pass plays of over 20 yards, 2nd most in the NFL, and that has been a contributing factor in the teams losses to both the St. Louis Rams in week 1 and the Green Bay Packers in week 2. Now that Chancellor is back however, the organization hopes to remedy the failures of their first 2 weeks and get back to their winning ways as the team looks win win the NFC championship for the 3rd consecutive year and hopefully win the Superbowl for the 2nd time in 3 seasons.
The Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears this Sunday in their home opener and will be playing against the backup quarterback Jimmy Clauson as Jay Cutler will be missing this game and the next with a strained hamstring. With Cutler on and Chancellor back, the Seahawks should have a strong performance this week.