The Legion of Boom just isn’t at full strength for the beginning of the 2015 NFL regular season and it is all due to the continued holdout of Kam Chancellor. The veteran safety is hoping that the Seattle Seahawks will restructure his contract, but it doesn’t appear as if that is going to happen either. With that being said, it appears that a trade to the New York Giants or another team is still a possibility.
According to Field Gulls, the Seahawks are done negotiating with Chancellor and will not go any higher with their their offer than what has already been laid out. It appears as if the offer on the table is what the Seahawks are staying at.
ESPN‘s Ed Werder also said that contract negotiations are done with Kam Chancellor from the Seahawks’ side of things.
“This has gotten to the point where I was told today by a Seahawks team source that Paul Allen, the owner, has declared there will be no more contract negotiations with Kam Chancellor to try to resolve this.”
Chancellor apparently wants money from 2017 moved into the 2016 season and no additional money for this season. The pro safety does now want to wait until his current deal is almost up and he’s 30-years-old to redo things.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the New York Giants have indeed expressed “serious interest” in trading for Kam Chancellor. The Giants are already without one huge playmaker on defense with Jason Pierre-Paul‘s hand injury and the fact that he hasn’t yet signed his franchise tag tender.
The Giants attempted to sign free agent defensive back Devin McCourty during the offseason, but nothing ever came of it. McCourty is still out there too as he has not signed with another team as of yet.
Still, the Giants would probably be willing to give up a good bit in a trade for the talent and skills of Kam Chancellor. The only issue now is if the Seahawks would eventually get fed up enough with waiting on him and decide to trade him away.
Kam Chancellor is one of the best defensive players in the NFL, and the Seattle Seahawks do not want to give him up. Still, it appears as if they are done with their contract offers and it’s now up to him with what he does. No matter what, the New York Giants will be lurking and hoping a trade is possible.
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