Head coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle on Tuesday that Chancellor (neck) may not play again. "Cliff [Avril] and Kam [Chancellor] are going to have a hard time playing football again," Carroll said. "The jury is not out on that yet." Chancellor didn't take another snap after injuring his neck Week 10. The strong safety opted to avoid surgery on the region with the hope rehab will get him back into playing shape. However, Carroll's comments sung an ominous tone with three years remaining on Chancellor's contract. Expect Chancellor and the Seahawks to explore every option at his disposal in the coming months.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Chancellor (neck) doesn't require surgery at the moment, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Chancellor will soon follow fellow Legion of Boom member Richard Sherman (Achilles) onto injured reserve, but the former is counting on rehabilitation to get him back to 100 percent. Once he recovers, Chancellor may have a big decision to make, as Carroll seemed to intimate retirement could be considered by the 29-year-old, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. The Seahawks are staring down the final five games of the season with Earl Thomas and Bradley McDougald as their starting safety combo.
Chancellor (neck) is not expected to return this season, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports. The Seahawks originally ruled Chancellor out for Week 11 after he was sidelined at practice throughout the week, but it now looks like his neck injury is severe enough to keep him out all season. Seattle's secondary will now be without Chancellor and Richard Sherman (Achilles) for the rest of the year, which certainly figures to affect the team's results on the field. Delano Hill, a rookie third-round pick, will presumably fill in for Chancellor.
Seahawks teammate Earl Thomas (hamstring) provided a strong hint that Chancellor (neck) isn't expected to play in Monday's game against the Falcons, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Chancellor missed Thursday's practice and isn't expected to take part Friday. Thomas is on track to return from an injury of his own, but the Seahawks still are likely to be without two standouts in the secondary -- Chancellor and Richard Sherman (Achilles) -- when they face the Falcons. Bradley McDougald could get another start at safety, this time replacing Chancellor instead of Thomas.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, there are currently no updates on Chancellor's (neck) status, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. "He's still getting some work done and tests done," Carroll said. "We don't have anything updated yet." Chancellor suffered a stinger at the end of last Thursday's win over the Cardinals -- one of many Seahawk injuries suffered during the contest. If the safety is sidelined for Monday's game against the Falcons, it would likely be Bradley McDougald getting the start at strong safety. Seattle could really benefit from having Chancellor on the field Monday night, considering that Earl Thomas (hamstring) is still uncertain for the contest and Richard Sherman (Achilles) is out for the season.