The safety officially rejoined Seattle on Wednesday at the team facility, his first appearance since June's minicamp, ending an eight-week holdout. He has been holding out in hope to get his contract restructured, which he plans on revisiting after the season.
Chancellor talked about how hard it was to sit at home as one of the team's leaders, watching two tough losses to the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers. He says he'll go help his teammates and then "address business after the season."
The three-time Pro Bowler signed a four-year, $28 million extension following the 2012 season, a deal that didn't take effect until 2013. The team has refused to restructure the contract in fear that other players will seek new deals.
Chancellor did not give an answer on if the team has given him any hope that they will continue discussions after the season. He understands the negative feedback he has received from the fan base, but says it's a situation that they don't understand.
He is expected to make $5.1 million in base salary in 2016 and $6.8 million in 2017. After missing the first two games, Chancellor surrendered two game checks of $267,647. The team has not yet announced if they will waive his fines for skipping training camp.
Now that the struggle between the two sides regarding the contract is over, Chancellor will return Sunday against the Chicago Bears to help a defense that has surrendered 11 pass plays of 20-plus yards. That is the second most in the NFL, but that stat is scheduled to change beginning Sunday.