Seahawks' Kam Chancellor: Appears to be retiring after eight seasons
Chancellor (neck) announced his retirement from football Sunday after scans on his neck 'showed no healing', per his official Twitter account.
In a heartfelt note, Chancellor explained that the neck injury he sustained last season has not improved, and to continue to play football would be to risk paralysis. The long-time member of the Legion of Boom will end his career with 109 games played, four Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl victory in 2014. Chancellor was one of the most feared safeties in the NFL, and was a huge part of the dominant Seattle defenses from 2012 to 2016. Bradley McDougald filled in for Chancellor last season and should be first in line to take reps at strong safety for the Seahawks. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Chancellor stands to collect $6.2 million this year and $5.2 million next season, with the earnings contingent on his inability to gain medical clearance to play.
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