Pete Carroll said other teams have inquired about safety Kam Chancellor but that the Seahawks are not interested in talking to other teams about Chancellor.
Seahawk coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that other teams have called to inquire about strong safety Kam Chancellor, who remains holding out.
But Carroll said the Seahawks are not interested in talking to those teams.
“There have been a couple of phone calls from other teams, people just kind of wondering what is going on,” Carroll said. “We’re really not interested in talking to them about that, so we just don’t.”
A report over the weekend stated specifically that the New York Giants had shown interest in Chancellor.
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Chancellor has been holding out since training camp began on July 31, making Monday officially his 39th day out.
If Chancellor misses Sunday’s game he will forfeit a game check of $267,647.
Asked if there was anything new in Chancellor’s situation, Carroll said simply “no.”
As for what the team does now, Carroll said that’s simple — move on with second-year player Dion Bailey as the starter at strong safety.
“We are ready to start Dion and go,” Carroll said. “He’s ready to play football. He had a good preseason. He’s ready to go.”
The team also added safety Kelcie McCray over the weekend in a trade with Kansas City and Carroll said McCray will be used at both free and strong safety.
Chancellor’s absence was also notable in another manner Monday as Carroll announced the team’s captains — QB Russell Wilson for offense, punter Jon Ryan for special teams and linebacker Bobby Wagner for defense. Last year, Chancellor had been one of the captains, who are elected in a vote of the players.