If you were waiting for Kam Chancellor to speak on his injury, you were rewarded on Wednesday with him speaking on his injury. If you were hoping for any actual information that would give us a clue as to whether or not he’ll play this season or ever again, you are in no such luck.
Chancellor told WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA that he will continue playing if his body allows him to.
“If my body says I can play, I’m playing,” Chancellor said. “If my body says don’t play, I’m not playing. I’ll listen. I’m a very good listener.”
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said before the draft that Chancellor was scheduled to have a scan in late June or early July. Other updates on the safety have been few and far between.
The 30-year-old Chancellor missed seven games last season and eventually went on injured reserve due to the neck injury. In January, coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor and Cliff Avril (whom the Seahawks already released) would “have a hard time playing again.” NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported in February that Kam plans to continue his career if medically cleared.
”I don’t see myself as old,” Chancellor told WVEC-TV. “I feel like I’m still in my prime, so it’s not an age thing at all. It’s just a matter of structural issues in the neck and if they change or not.”
This does not give us a clue as to whether or not Chancellor will surprise people and be available to the Seahawks during the 2018 season. We already knew that Chancellor wanted to play, if he could. We, he, and the team are all still in the dark as to whether or not his body will allow him to. So we continue to wait.
The offseason is over in less than 100 days.