Kam Chancellor still absent in Seattle, won't play Sunday

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says holdout strong safety Kam Chancellor has not shown up at the team's practice facility and won't play on Sunday in the season opener against St. Louis.

Carroll spoke Wednesday as the Seahawks began preparations for the Rams. Carroll says he is disappointed Chancellor has chosen this route to express his displeasure with his contract situation.

''It's unfortunate it's come to this and he's not here,'' Carroll said.

Chancellor did not report when the Seahawks gathered for training camp at the end of July. His potential fines are in excess of $1 million should the team choose to enforce them and he will forfeit a game check by missing the opener. Dion Bailey will start at strong safety in Chancellor's absence.

Cornerback Richard Sherman says he's communicated with Chancellor on and off during the holdout but he has no indication of when Chancellor may report.

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