According to Shaun Morash of CBS Sports, the New York Giants are interested in making a trade for one of the NFL’s best safeties, and the trade might actually happen.
The New York Giants are actively pursuing Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. For those who don’t already know, the 26-year-old is currently on one of the longest holdouts in recent memory while seeking a restructured contract. In 2014, Chancellor signed a contact worth $28 million over four years, which included a $5 million signing bonus. Now, Chancellor realizes that he is worth a lot more than $7 million per year, but the Seahawks have been unwilling to acknowledge that in a new contract.
According to Conor Orr of NFL, the Seattle Seahawks are now looking for veteran safety help. Orr writes: “The club has been actively exploring the trade market for an experienced veteran and have narrowed their focus on a few potential players, according to a source informed of Seattle’s plans. At the least, the Seahawks are hoping to pick up a veteran free agent following cuts this weekend.”
“While the development is not directly tied to the slow negotiations between the club and Kam Chancellor, who began his holdout nearly five weeks ago in search of a new deal, head coach Pete Carroll is looking to fortify the position and solidify his depth chart in case the impasse lingers.”
Throughout this offseason, the New York Giants have been looking for another safety that could pair up with Landon Collins, and Chancellor may be exactly what they are searching for.
While this trade seems very unlikely at this time, the New York Giants have been cutting some sizable salaries, like Steve Weatherford’s and Henry Hynoski’s, which may help them land Chancellor.
It is important for New York Giants fans not to get too excited about the possibility of obtaining the three-time Pro-Bowler. This acquisition would be absolutely remarkable for the New York Giants, but it will cost them quite a lot, in terms of money and players/draft picks. However, this is an interesting trade rumor and one to definitely keep your eye on as teams make their final cuts before the season begins next week.
Do you think the New York Giants will make a transaction in order to acquire Kam Chancellor? If not, what other moves do you see the Giants making before the NFL season begins? Finally, how do you think the New York Giants will fare this season after finishing third in the NFC East with a 6-10 record?
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