The contract dispute between the Seattle Seahawks and defensive back Kam Chancellor will spill over into the regular season, reports Rand Getlin of NFL Network.
The three-time Pro Bowler is not even currently in Seattle, as the team prepares to travel to St. Louis for its opening game against the Rams on Sunday.
“He's not here right now, so he's not playing. That's that,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Chancellor is looking for an expensive, long-term contract after his team recently re-signed quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner.
According to The Seattle Times, however, the team does not want to set a precedent for reworking contracts with more than a year remaining on them.
Chancellor currently has three years left on a four-year, $28 million extension that he signed with Seattle in 2013.
On Tuesday, Ed Werder of ESPN reported that the Seahawks are prepared for the worst, and are ready to move on without Chancellor.
- Alex Nieves