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Seahawks sign Kam Chancellor to three-year, $36 million extension

01 August 2017

Former Virginia Tech Hokies safety Kam Chancellor has signed a 3-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, Ian Rapoport confirmed.

The deal includes $25 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN.

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Two years after a holdout forced the Seahawks to play a pair of games without Kam Chancellor, the franchise and their star safety have come to terms on a new pact.

"We have worked real long and hard at that,"Carroll said about Chancellor's deal over the weekend". Chancellor then chose to skip the beginning of the season and returned after the Seahawks started 0-2. Even before the Chancellor deal, the team had the bulk of its salary-cap money committed to the secondary and now Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Chancellor are making $10 million or more a season. The team exhausted multiple 2017 draft picks on defensive backs, clearly an indication that it was ready to lose Chancellor to free agency.

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Entering his eighth year with the Seahawks, Chancellor has earned four trips to the Pro Bowl.

"I really don't like to put no negatives in my head", he said.

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The 29-year-old said Monday that he plans to keep playing football and wants to play "as long as the wheels let me". However long my body holds up. "They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity. And I would love to retire here".

Seahawks sign Kam Chancellor to three-year, $36 million extension