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Report: Seahawks owner Allen ends talks with Chancellor


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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen reportedly has told his contract people to end negotiations with holdout safety Kam Chancellor.

The radio report from ESPN’s Ed Werder on Friday came two days after Chancellor told NFL Network that he and the Seahawks are $900,000 apart in negotiations and the team is being “petty.”

On Friday, coach Pete Carroll told KIRO Radio, “The situation has stayed the same. There has been a lot of work done and a lot of conversations and stuff, but it just has not happened to get him here. … We love the guy, wish he’d be here, but he’s got a mindset that’s keeping him out.

“We always want him to come back, but we’re still focusing on what’s real — that’s getting our guys ready to play. Dion Bailey’s going to start and we’re going to have our rotations to take care of that position. We have to keep moving, so that’s what we’re doing. Unfortunately there is no change.”

On Wednesday, Chancellor told NFL Network’s Dan Hellie that he is not asking for more money but wants $4 million moved from 2017 to 2016.

That would bump his 2016 salary from $5.1 million to $9.1 million and lower his 2017 salary from $6.8 million to $2.8 million. He is scheduled to be paid $4.55 million this year, but he faces $1.5 million in fines and will miss $267,647 for each game he does not play.

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