Seahawks sign Kam Chancellor to three-year, $36 million extension

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Chancellor was entering the final year of the four-year extension he signed before the 2013 season. That last piece may be resolved sooner rather than later.

The Seattle Seahawks have signed safety Kam Chancellor to a three-year, $36-million extension through 2020. It makes Chancellor one of the NFL's highest paid safeties and ties him with Miami's Reshad Jones for annual average among strong safeties specifically. This deal is a best-case scenario for Chancellor and the Seahawks. He wanted a new contract before the 2015 season and held out through the first two games.

A 5th round pick by the Seahawks in 2010, Chancellor started his career playing on special teams while serving as a backup to Lawyer Milloy. As ESPN pointed out, the Seahawks now have $123 million in guaranteed money committed to their secondary, which is $32 million more than the Cardinals, who are No. 2 in the league.

"I love this team", he said.

"I love this team".

Chancellor, 29, was set to become a free agent following the 2017 campaign. He's missed nine games because of injuries over the last three seasons (not counting the two for his holdout) and has had several surgeries, including procedures earlier this offseason to remove bone spurs from both ankles.

"As long as the wheels let me, as long as the wheels let me", he told reporters at Seahawks training camp. Can't really put a time frame on how long I want to play.