Kam Chancellor, the star safety of the Seattle Seahawks, is still holding out and refusing to attend training camp due a contract dispute. Head coach Pete Carroll admitted that both sides are not close to agreeing to a deal, but communication remains open between the two even as the rest of the Seahawks have started preparing for the upcoming NFL season. Carrol also said that he's not surprised that Chancellor wants the new contract before the start of the new season.
"I don't know that we're any closer but I know that we're all working, working to stay connected," Carroll said via NFL.com. "There's still stuff to be talked out."
Chancellor signed a four-year $28 million contract with the Seahawks in 2013 but already wants to rework a deal with the club. Chancellor, who was an NFL Pro Bowler the last three seasons, is considered one of the key players in Seattle’s back-to-back appearances in the Super Bowl.
Other Seahawks have earned contract extensions this offseason, including star quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner. Star running back Marshawn Lynch also signed a new contract last year after holding out in the offseason.
For his five-year NFL career, all with the Seahawks, Chancellor is credited 440 tackles, two sacks, eight interceptions, 30 passes defended and six forced fumbles.