When the Seattle Seahawks report for training camp on Thursday, one of their key defensive players might not show.
Chancellor signed a four-year extension worth $28 million in 2013. He is signed through 2017 and is scheduled to make $4.55 million in 2015.
Chancellor is a vital defensive cog in the Seahawks' secondary. With Earl Thomas battling injury, Chancellor might view a holdout as the opportune time to squeeze out a few more dollars. But with a deal for linebacker Bobby Wagner in the works and a massive payday for quarterback Russell Wilson on the horizon, the hard-hitting safety could be left with his outstretched hand left empty.
The Seahawks' fiscal situation is another reminder that in the NFL it's hard to keep great teams together. Everyone wants to get paid.