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Kam Chancellor holdout: Chancellor "was under the impression" he'd get a new deal, per report

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The Kam Chancellor holdout hit Day 12 on Thursday, and there's still not a lot of action there with what seems to be a pretty major stalemate. Chancellor has "dug his heels in," as Carroll put it to Mitch Levy on Wednesday, but the Seahawks are also pretty behooved to hold strong in their stance.

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Mike Florio over at Pro Football Talk has a little more information on the situation today. Said Florio,

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Chancellor was under the impression that, after he established himself as one of the top safeties in the game, his contract would be adjusted to reflect that. When Chancellor signed his current deal, he sacrificed some of the upside in exchange for a certain degree of security at a time when the Seahawks still had plenty of other core guys to sign. Now that those core guys have been signed, Chancellor expects to have his terms tweaked to put his deal more in line with safety Earl Thomas, who made more than $14 million in 2014.

There seems to be some ambiguity between the two sides on what being paid as one of the top safeties in the game really means. Chancellor is already among the highest-paid strong safeties in the NFL but apparently, per this report, believes he should be paid more like a free safety. Or, he simply believes he should be paid more based on his impact on the game, no taking positional contract paradigms into account.

Regardless, as Carroll told reporters today, "The conversations are ongoing. John [Schneider] continues to visit with Kam and his representation, and nothing's changed at this point."