Wednesday September 16th, 2015

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor continues to hold out for a new contract and will reportedly miss Seattle's Week 2 game against Green Bay.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Chancellor is not in Seattle as the team prepares for its road game against the Packers and that the Seahawks will play a second game without the leader of their defense. The Seahawks lost 34–31 to St. Louis in Week 1, but the loss does not appear to have changed either side’s stance on Chancellor's deal.

Chancellor, a Pro Bowler, has been away from the team since the start of the off-season as he disputes his contract, which he signed in April 2014 and runs through 2017. Seattle has been hesitant to restructure his deal, which already pays him long-term.

THE MMQB: In defense of Kam Chancellor

The heart of Seattle's vaunted defense, Chancellor, who receiver Doug Baldwin called “the godfather of the locker room,” has recorded 398 tackles and eight interceptions in five seasons with the team since being drafted in the fifth round out of Virginia Tech in 2010.

- Jeremy Woo

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