Could Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Kam Chancellor end his holdout and return to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday?
ESPN analyst John Clayton thinks so, although it may just be a hunch.
Clayton made this prediction during this past Thursday’s edition of his Cold Hard Facts segment on 710 ESPN Seattle.
“My prediction – he’s going to be in Monday,” Clayton said. “I think something’s going to be worked out. I think they get through this preseason game against Denver. As Pete (Carroll) said — I’m just going off what Pete said — there’s conversations going on all the time. It may not be a total accommodation, but I think something’s going to happen. That’s what I’m gathering. Just like in the case of Russell Wilson, the deal got done, the case of Bobby Wagner, the deal got done. I think something’s going to be happen by Monday or so — just a prediction, it’s not that I know anything. But I think he’ll be in.”
Chancellor has been missing since the Seattle Seahawks reported to training camp on July 30 in the hopes of restructuring his contract. The 27-year-old safety believes he has outplayed the value of his current five-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, which he is only in the third year of. Chancellor is set to make only $4.55 million this season from the Seattle Seahawks.
Although Clayton said this was only a prediction, he said the importance of Kam’s presence to the Seattle Seahawks points to the team making it a priority to bring him back into the fold soon.
“He is a major, major voice in that locker room, and that voice is missing,” Clayton said. “Through training camp, it’s like, OK, well, you like to have it, but at some point you need to have it, and they need to have him.”
How Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks will come to an agreement is where things get messy. One of the parties will need to make a compromise, which will be difficult. But it is a good sign that the Seattle Seahawks and Chancellor have been in contract talks throughout his holdout.
Do you think the Seattle Seahawks and Kam Chancellor will come to an agreement by Monday? If not, when do you see Chancellor returning to the Seattle Seahawks? Finally, how do you think the Seattle Seahawks will fare this season, after losing last year’s Super Bowl in heartbreaking fashion?
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