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Seattle aims to extend Bobby Wagner, win back Kam Chancellor

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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner might have felt the team didn't have enough money for him to get a long-term deal, tweeting "Can't keep everyone" on Friday morning, after quarterback Russell Wilson signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension.

However, coach Pete Carroll said, now that the Wilson deal is done, Wagner is up next and that the team would like to get something done before the start of the regular season.

"We're still working on this," Carroll said on Day 1 of training camp for the Seahawks.

The 'Hawks also are working on getting disgruntled safety Kam Chancellor to Seattle. Chancellor skipped the first day of training camp in protest of wanting more money despite entering the third year of a $28 million extension that runs through 2017.

Carroll told me that the team is in constant contact with Chancellor and his agent to figure out a way to get him back with his teammates. Carroll did not say if the team is willing to re-work Chancellor's contract, but the coach did indicate there have been efforts to make Chancellor want to get to training camp very soon.

Defensive end Michael Bennett also said that he is unhappy with the four-year, $28.5 million contract extension he signed before last season. He opted to show up because he wants to be "professional." Bennett said earlier this summer that he could hold out -- and re-iterated, on Day 1 of training camp, that he did indeed consider doing so -- but ultimately decided against that approach.

Carroll said, "I understand they are trying to make the most of their opportunities." Meaning, players are trying to capitalize on their successes. He also added that the team has planned well in advance to get core players signed and take care of as many key components as possible.

Not everyone seems sold right now.

"You play well, you're supposed to get paid -- that's the view point right now," Wagner said of players' perception of the Seahawks. "We'll see if that holds up."

Follow Steve Wyche on Twitter @wyche89.

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