Chancellor said he is not asking for more money but wants $4 million moved from 2017 to 2016, Hellie told 710 ESPN. That would bump his 2016 salary from $5.1 million to $9.1 million. He is due $6.8 million in 2017.
Chancellor, 27, also said he didn’t want to wait until he was almost 30 to rework his contract.
If the sides are indeed $900,000 apart on a $4 million request, it means the Hawks have offered to move $3.1 million forward to 2016.
The Seahawks have offered to guarantee up to $6 million in 2016, per Davis Hsu of Field Gulls.
Pete Carroll has grown increasingly frustrated with Chancellor’s holdout. Carroll has ruled out the safety for the opener because he was not present for practice Wednesday.
An obviously frustrated Carroll said, “I am disappointed in this, very much so. I think everybody should be, ’cause he’s been a great part of out team. It’s unfortunate that it’s come to this and he’s not here.”
Chancellor’s teammates obviously would like him to be there, and some anonymously have criticized the holdout, but none of them are going to badmouth him publicly.
Richard Sherman said, “Everybody’s disappointed. You expect to have him. But, like I said, we’ve got to go with the guys we have.”
Asked whether Chancellor’s holdout has affected the locker room, Sherman said, “I think everybody understands his stance and has understood it the entire camp. So I think we’ll be fine.”