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Chancellor ending holdout, reports to Seahawks


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Strong safety Kam Chancellor is scheduled to be in Seattle on Wednesday for a face-to-face meeting with Seahawks team management.

Chancellor held out for the first two games, both losses, seeking an adjustment to his contract that would increase his 2015 salary.

The Seahawks were willing to make slight adjustments to Chancellor’s deal, but leery of setting a precedent for others to follow — including disgruntled defensive lineman Michael Bennett — general manager John Schneider and owner Paul Allen spoke out against the idea of blinking in the standoff.

Financial issues would have to be resolved for Chancellor to return. He accumulated $1.1 million in fines and the Seahawks could claim a portion of his signing bonus totaling nearly $500,000.

Chancellor is an impact player at the back of Seattle’s defense, but the vaunted Legion of Boom secondary has not been the same without the enforcer to intimidate receivers crossing the middle of the field.

The Seahawks are two games out of first place (0-2) in the NFC West behind undefeated Arizona.

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