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Agent: Seahawks SS Chancellor won’t report without better contract


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Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is holding firm to his desire to have his contract upgraded, his agent said Wednesday.

Agent Alvin Keels told ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “Nothing has changed. He will not report without his contract being addressed this season. The team and I have been in contact, but we haven’t been able to agree on any compromise.”

Chancellor is entering the second year of a four-year, $28 million contract and has not reported to training camp as he seeks an upgrade over the $4.55 million he is set to be paid in 2015.

Two weeks ago, Seahawks general manager John Schneider called it “a bummer” that Chancellor is holding out, but he said “we have to continue to conduct business the way we always have.”

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio on Aug. 5, Schneider said, “We all love Kam. He’s a phenomenal football player, obviously a key core player in what we’re doing here defensively. The guy’s a monster over the middle and one of the strongest leaders we have. We all miss him. It’s a bummer for everybody involved in the situation.

“It’s personal because you love a guy so much and you have so much emotional and personal feelings for the player. At the end of the day, you have to stick to your plan and your principle. That’s what has to guide you rather than (personal feelings).

“It’s about the team. It’s the ultimate team sport,” Schneider added. “In order for us to be a consistent championship-caliber team that we’ve been preaching ever since we got here, we have to continue to conduct business the way we always have.”

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