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 effect their 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 just the 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 how beat up their secondary currently is with Earl Thomas (hamstring) trending toward a return and Richard Sherman (Achilles) out for the season.
Chancellor sustained a stinger in last Thursday's win over the Cardinals.
Chancellor played 71 of 80 defensive snaps and had his best game of the season with 10 tackles (nine solo) and a forced fumble. The 29-year-old will continue to be evaluated as the week wears on, and his practice participation or lack thereof should provide a bit more clarity to the situation.
Chancellor compiled 10 tackles (nine solo) and a forced fumble in Thursday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals.
Chancellor only had two prior games this season with over five tackles, so it's clear the Seahawks are leaning on him more in the absence of fellow safety Earl Thomas (hamstring). There's no clear timeline for Thomas' return, so expect more elite performances in the near future for Chancellor.
|12||11/26/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
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