The Seattle Seahawks aren't done making big moves this offseason. On Monday, they took care of one of their homegrown success stories.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that safety Kam Chancellor signed a four-year contract extension through 2017. A source told Rapoport the contract is worth $28 million, with $17 million guaranteed. The Seahawks later confirmed the extension, via a team release.
During Pete Carroll's first draft in Seattle, he and general manager John Schneider famously passed on Carroll's USC product Taylor Mays to draft Earl Thomas and Chancellor for the back end. Thomas is the signature player, but Chancellor's toughness and versatility should not be overlooked. The 2012 Pro Bowl selection is a very strong tackler who can line up all over the place. He's a solid player in coverage as well, for a player who often plays close to the line of scrimmage.
The Seahawks' defense picked up pass rushers like Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett this offseason, but their best players are Carroll/Schneider draft picks. From quarterback Russell Wilson, to Chancellor, to linebacker Bobby Wagner and cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seahawks have shown a knack for terrific drafting over the last three seasons.
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