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Monday May 27th, 2013

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor says the team needs to grow up after multiple suspensions for PEDs (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor says the team needs to grow up after multiple suspensions for PEDs (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor said Monday that the team is trying to spread the message to other players that it is time to grow up after defensive end Bruce Irvin's four-game suspension.

Irvin was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of next season after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, reportedly for using Adderall. He is the fifth Seahawks player to be suspended for using banned substances since 2011.

"The vets, we put a meeting together to talk to the guys about not making the same mistakes over and over," he said during a radio interview with SiriusXM Radio. "We have to grow up and move past that. That's pretty much the message right now, growing up and not making the same mistakes over and over."

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Chancellor said Irvin was a key part of the defense but the backups will be able to fill his position because of the team's depth.

"Whoever steps in in that role will do an amazing job as well," Chancellor said. "So we shouldn't miss a beat."
Chancellor is expected to be one of the leaders on defense after signing a four-year contract extension this offseason worth $28 million, with $17 million guaranteed.

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