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Kam Chancellor | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
College: Virginia Tech
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Coach Pete Carroll said SS Kam Chancellor is battling severe ankle pain, and considered surgery following the Week 2 loss to the Chargers.
According to Carroll, Chancellor's ankle "was on fire." It must not have been much of an issue Sunday against the Broncos. He played all 75 defensive snaps, and received an elite +4.7 grade from PFF, his second-highest single-game rating of his five-year career. Carroll said the Seahawks will "manage" Chancellor. Sep 22 - 6:48 PM

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Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (hip) has resumed practicing, but is unlikely to suit up for Saturday's preseason game.

"He practiced really well this week," coach Pete Carroll said Thursday. "He felt great about it. We’ll go through next week and then figure it out at the end." The Seahawks could end up holding their second-team All Pro out for the entire exhibition season, but it's not a concern for his Week 1 status. Barring a setback, Chancellor should be ready to rock for the Legion of Boom.
Aug 14 - 6:10 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said SS Kam Chancellor (hip) is "on the verge" of returning.

Chancellor underwent hip surgery in April. He's been sidelined during the early part of camp, but it's not a major concern. Barring a setback, Chancellor should be cleared to practice next week.
Aug 2 - 6:59 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said SS Kam Chancellor (hip surgery) is "way ahead of schedule," and will be ready for training camp.

"He’ll be back for camp, and we have no hesitation in saying that," Carroll said strongly. The exact time and nature of Chancellor's operation were never revealed, but his status is no longer a question mark for Week 1.
May 27 - 6:39 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor is recovering from hip surgery, and "hopes" to be ready for the preseason.

ESPN's John Clayton reported in March that Chancellor was expected to go under the knife. Per the team, the operation happened "a month ago." According to's Ian Rapoport, "nothing is certain" regarding Chancellor's timeline. A second-team All Pro last season, Chancellor has missed only one game in four years. It's possible he could sit out the entire exhibition season before being ready for Week 1.
May 6 - 4:28 PM

ESPN's John Clayton reports Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor is slated to undergo "minor" hip surgery.

Per Clayton, a date has yet to be set, suggesting the operation is truly minor. The play-making safety dealt with hip issues down the stretch last season, but never missed a game. Chancellor was one of the stars of Seattle's Super Bowl win. The hip is one of the trickier areas of the body for a football player, but it doesn't appear that Chancellor's 2014 availability is in any way in question.
Mar 25 - 7:42 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (hip) is listed as probable for the Divisional Round.

Chancellor was held out of practice Wednesday with his hip issue, but practiced fully on both Thursday and Friday. The probable tag confirms he'll be all systems go for Saturday's game against the Saints.
Jan 10 - 5:23 PM

Seahawks signed SS Kam Chancellor to a four-year, $28 million extension through 2017, including $17 million guaranteed.

Chancellor just turned 25 and will be 30 when the deal expires, so he'll have a real opportunity to see it through. An imposing 6-foot-3, 232-pound bonecrusher in Seattle's backend, Chancellor amassed 101 tackles and a forced fumble last season while breaking up four passes as a "box" safety. Earl Thomas plays back deep. Chancellor graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 21 safety in 2012, ahead of Thomas (No. 35), receiving high marks in both coverage and run support. Chancellor was charted with just nine missed tackles, which is a strong statistic because he gets so many tackle chances playing close to the line of scrimmage.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor's 2013 base salary increased from $575,000 to $1.323 million after he hit escalators in his rookie deal.

Chancellor has appeared in 47 of a possible 48 games to start his career, and he's known as a hard-hitting safety that isn't afraid to lay a receiver out. 2011 was his best season, as he posted 97 tackles, 13 passes defensed, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Chancellor recently underwent surgery on his lower right leg, but he should be ready for training camp. Seattle could look to try and lock him up this offseason.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 01:23:00 AM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor underwent surgery Thursday on his lower right leg.

The specifics aren't in yet. Chancellor tweeted a picture of his foot in a cast, adding, "Surgery is finally over and I feel like crap." It's not clear if the injury occurred in the season-ending loss to Atlanta, or if Chancellor had been playing through pain. He led the Seahawks defense in snaps played this season.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Seahawks GM John Schneider laughed off reports that SS Kam Chancellor could be moved to linebacker this year.

"We usually try not to move Pro Bowl players to different positions," said Schneider. Although he's a box safety, moving to linebacker in nickel packages, Chancellor held his own in coverage last year. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' fifth-rated safety in his first season as a starter.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 12:20:00 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor's "head" injury has been diagnosed as a concussion.

As expected. With 55 tackles, three interceptions and a sack, Chancellor is in the middle of a big season. His backup Atari Bigby was also hurt on Sunday, so the Seahawks could be forced to go with Chris Maragos or Jeron Johnson at strong safety against the Rams.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 11:07:00 AM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (head) is done for Sunday's game.

We're assuming it's a concussion, which could make it as many as three (also potentially Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice) Seahawks concussed in Week 10. Chancellor has been an enforcer at strong safety this season, and better than expected in coverage. His backup, Atari Bigby, was also injured Sunday.
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 07:27:00 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor is listed as doubtful for Week 4 due to a "deep thigh bruise."

Atari Bigby will make his first start for Seattle. Chancellor had begun the year in breakout fashion, racking up eight tackles per game with two turnovers caused in the first three weeks. Pro Football Focus has also graded Chancellor as a top-five safety in coverage. The Falcons get a nice matchup boost.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 04:22:00 PM

Kam Chancellor is working as the Seahawks' starting strong safety in training camp.

Coach Pete Carroll has left open the door for Lawyer Milloy to be re-signed, but the Seahawks' offseason philosophy hasn't been to keep aging veterans who "block" youngsters. We appreciate that. At 6'3/232, Chancellor was projected as a linebacker by many teams leading up to the 2010 draft. Milloy had 88 tackles last season, so this can be a highly productive position.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 02:52:00 PM

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