Chancellor (neck) likely remains unable to pass a physical, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Chancellor has a massive financial incentive to hold off on retirement, as his three-year, $36 million contract is fully guaranteed for injury. The deal runs through 2020, with Seattle unable to get out of it unless the 30-year-old eventually is able to pass a physical. Chancellor isn't expected to return to football, as the neck injury he suffered in Nov. 2017 leaves him vulnerable to an even more severe head/neck injury.
Chancellor (neck) was placed on the reserve PUP list Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle reports.
Chancellor sustained a neck injury last season, leading to his placement on the PUP list. The once great safety was a dominant player for the Seahawks, but he announced his intention to retire as a result of his injury a month ago and it's likely only a matter of time before that becomes official.
Chancellor (neck) announced his retirement from football Sunday after final 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 in 2014. Chancellor has long been one of the most feared safeties in the NFL, and was a big facet of the dominant Seattle defenses over the course of the last half-decade. Bradley McDougald filled in for Chancellor after he sustained his neck injury last season and figures to be first in line to take starting reps at strong safety for the Seahawks. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, since Chancellor is retiring as a result of not being medically cleared to resume playing, he stands to collect $6.2 million in guaranteed money this year and $5.2 million in guaranteed base salary next season.
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