The Seahawks released Chancellor (neck) with a failed physical designation Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Chancellor hasn't played an NFL snap since suffering a stinger Week 10 of the 2017 season, residing on IR the rest of that campaign and the PUP list last fall. He didn't require surgery for the issue, but he also has been unable to receive medical clearance and again put on the pads. The last of the Legion of Boom era, Chancellor likely concludes his career with an average of 5.6 tackles per game while racking up 12 interceptions, nine forced fumbles and two sacks in 109 contests.
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 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.
General manager John Schneider said Monday that Chancellor has a scan scheduled for late June or early July to determine his playing future, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Chancellor's 2017 campaign ended abruptly Week 10, when he sustained an unspecified neck injury and landed on injured reserve. In a press conference after the season, coach Pete Carroll revealed that Chancellor was in danger of not playing again. However, Chancellor threw a wrench into that line of thinking in February, stating he'll suit up again if he gains medical clearance. The crossroads for his career presumably will arrive early in the summer, but the Seahawks likely are inclined to address the situation with a draft pick later this week.
Chancellor (neck) intends to play in 2018 if he receives medical clearance from doctors to do so, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Though Chancellor's recent social-media activity suggested that he may be thinking about life after football, if the four-time Pro Bowler is able to pass a physical during the offseason, it appears he's willing to accept the risk of returning from a career-threatening neck injury, for which he didn't require surgery, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. Per Henderson, the Seahawks at least intend to keep Chancellor on the roster in 2018 regardless of his availability, as the safety's $6.8 million base salary for the upcoming season officially became guaranteed Friday. Chancellor is under contract through 2019 and would forfeit $12 million in injury guarantees if he were to retire, so there's incentive for him to keep playing.
Chancellor (neck) is unlikely to retire this offseason, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.
There hasn't been any positive development as far as Chancellor's career-threatening neck injury is concerned, but the soon-to-be 30-year-old would forfeit $12 million in guaranteed money by retiring this offseason. Meanwhile, Chancellor's cap charge would escalate from $9.6 million to $19.5 million should Seattle release him. While it's possible the two sides could come to some sort of injury settlement, there seems to be a strong possibility the veteran safety remains under contract with the Seahawks in 2018 regardless of whether he's able to play or not.
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.
The Seahawks placed Chancellor (neck) on injured reserve Saturday, Tony Drovetto of the team's official site reports.
Head coach Pete Carroll is nearly three weeks removed from ruling Chancellor out for the remainder of the season, but the Seahawks avoided the obvious roster move with no clear needs elsewhere on the roster. The linebacker corps is bracing for potential absences from Bobby Wagner (hamstring) and K.J. Wright (wright), though, forcing the team's hand. Opening up a roster spot with the placement of Chancellor on IR, the Seahawks bolstered depth at linebacker with the promotion of Kache Palacio from the practice squad.
Chancellor (neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Chancellor was expected to be placed on injured reserve in late November after head coach Pete Carroll indicated the safety wouldn't return this season, but the Seahawks have thus far resisted shutting Chancellor down. Until Chancellor resumes practicing fully, however, his return to game action shouldn't be viewed as forthcoming.
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.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that Chancellor (neck) would be shut down for the remainder of the season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
This was the expected outcome after Chancellor sustained a stinger Week 10 that proved to be a more serious concern than the team initially anticipated. He'll likely be placed on injured reserve in the coming days, joining Richard Sherman (Achilles) as starters in the secondary who have been ruled out for the season with injuries. In addition, starting cornerback Shaquil Griffin (concussion) missed Sunday's win over the 49ers, leaving a once-fearsome defensive backfield quite vulnerable at the moment.
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.
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.
Chancellor (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Chancellor was expected to be ready for this matchup, which is crucial since fellow safety Earl Thomas (hamstring) is sitting out. The Seahawks will have a good test Sunday against a steady Washington pass attack, so Chancellor should have ample opportunities to be a solid IDP threat.
The Seahawks are listing Chancellor (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, but head coach Pete Carroll relayed that the strong safety is "fine" to play in the contest, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
According to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, Chancellor was a full participant in practice Friday, clearing up any concern about the four-time Pro Bowler's status. While Chancellor should be in store for a normal snap load Sunday, he'll have to adjust to a new partner in the defensive backfield, as Earl Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for the contest. Bradley McDougald is slated to pick up the start at free safety in place of Thomas.
Chancellor (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Chancellor underwent offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle, so Wednesday's absence may be a rest day instead of a more recent development. His listing on ensuing injury reports this week will determine whether this is the case.