Sports Illustrated Fittest 50 – Kam Chancellor #14

Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler and the Seahawks’ top playmaker, Chancellor can deliver punishing hits on the field, thanks to a disciplined regimen. The 6’3”, 232-pound strong safety has taken his fitness addiction one step further by teaming up with trainer Kevin Allen to create the training program Form by Force. Now Chancellor can add women’s boot camp instructor to his résumé. Full Story



Kam Chancellor helps NFL hopeful fulfill dream five years removed from college

Giavanni Ruffin has been waiting five years for an opportunity to play in the NFL. The Seahawks finally gave him a chance, thanks to Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor. Ruffin and Chancellor are both from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area and Ruffin said his "best friend" helped arrange a private workout with the Seahawks. "We've been working fitness boot camps throughout Washington. Every day we train and one day Kam was like, 'Man, you can still play,'" Ruffin told Omnisport Thursday night. "I never wanted to ask Kam to see if he could talk to anyone because he's doing his own thing. I never brought it up. But the next day he came to and said, 'Hey, I put my name on the line for you. You're finally going to get your opportunity.'" After Monday's workout with the Seahawks, an emotional Ruffin made the announcement in a tweet. Read the full story



Seahawks begin offseason training program with Kam Chancellor

The Seahawks began their official voluntary, nine-week off-season workout program Monday at the VMAC. Among those in attendance, based on pictures provided by the team, were safety Kam Chancellor and tight end Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks on Monday were one of 25 NFL teams that begin their offseason workout program. The nine-week session begins with two weeks of strength, conditioning and physical rehabilitation (teams with first-year coaches can begin their programs up to two weeks earlier). The program is voluntary. But typically most players attend, and among those in photos circulated by the team Monday were safety Kam Chancellor — who was a holdout for training camp and the first two regular-season games in 2015 — and tight end Jimmy Graham, who is rehabilitating a patellar-tendon injury suffered against Pittsburgh. In one of the photos Graham’s knee is in a sleeve. Read the Full Story



Seahawks don’t expect 2016 Kam Chancellor holdout

The Seahawks won their contract staredown with Kam Chancellor last summer after the hard-hitting safety missed two months of practice and the first two games of the regular season. When the Seattle front office refused to adjust Chancellor's contract in September, the four-timePro Bowler responded by noting that "those thingsI'd rather deal with at the end of the season." Nearly four months since the end of the 2015 season, all remains quiet on the Chancellor contract front. In a Tuesday interview with KIRO in Seattle, general manager John Schneider said he does not expect Chancellor to hold out this time around. After resisting trade feelers for Chancellor prior to the start of last season, Schneider recently said the defensive leader will "absolutely" be with Seattle in 2016. Chancellor is due $5.1 million this season and $6.8 million in 2017, the final season of a five-year, $29 million contract signed in April of 2013. When asked what he learned about last year's



The Enforcer Kam Chancellor celebrates another birthday

Kam Chancellor is the second member of Seattle's 'Legion of Boom' secondary to celebrate his birthday this week, with the Seahawks strong safety turning 28 years old today, April 3, just four days after cornerback Richard Sherman also celebrated his 28th. But amidst the birthday celebrations for himself and Sherman, it's another star defensive back who's likely been on Chancellor's mind the past few days. Former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died on Nov. 27, 2007 by injuries from a gunshot sustained by intruders to his Miami-area home, would have turned 33 years old on Friday, April 1. It's Taylor who Chancellor has said he looks to model his game after, and no matter who the Seahawks' opponent is each week, you can find Chancellor watching Taylor's highlight reel before each matchup.  "Before every game I've got to watch him," Chancellor said in 2014. "It just puts more aggression into me, man. Just like, 'Boom,' this is what I've got to do. I watch it and



Is Kam Chancellor underpaid? A breakdown of the NFL’s strong safety market

Last August, reports surfaced that Kam Chancellor was considering a holdout as leverage to re-negotiate and modify his contract with the Seahawks. Chancellor was just one year into his new deal, and many questions and claims from fans and media swirled around the holdout: How can a player do this one-year into his deal? Was Chancellor being selfish? Is he actually underpaid? Did the Seahawks really swindle him? Are his teammates in support of him? When's Chancellor coming back? Read the Full Story