Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin called teammate Kam Chancellor's holdout “the price of success” on Tuesday.
Baldwin added that he is supportive of Chancellor and understands the safety's decision to seek more compensation, stating that there are many talented players that “want” and “need to get paid.”
Tuesday marked the 26th day of Chancellor's holdout. On Aug. 19, his agent Alvin Keels said, “He will not report without his contract being addressed this season. The team and I have been in contact, but we haven't been able to agree on any compromise.” Neither side has shown any indication of changing its stance.
Chancellor signed a four-year extension in 2013 and still has three years remaining on his contract. He is expected to make $4.6 million this season.
The Seahawks' season opener is on Sept. 13 on the road against the St. Louis Rams.
- Xandria James