The Seattle Seahawks drama with star safety Kam Chancellor continues to rumble on, even with the season opener just days away.
As Seattle's most recent depth chart shows, the Super Bowl runners up are preparing to open their 2015 season without their brute of a secondary star.
And, as the Pro Bowler continues his hold out in search of a new contract, the prospect of being without him for Week One has just been confirmed, with Pete Carroll saying that Bam-Bam Kam will not be on the field.
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Carroll spoke on Wednesday as the Seahawks began preparations for the St. Louis Rams and said he is disappointed Chancellor has chosen this route to express his displeasure with his contract situation.
''It's unfortunate it's come to this and he's not here,'' Carroll said. "He's not here and he's not playing."
For every week of the regular season that Chancellor holds out from, he loses $250,000 on top of whatever team fines are handed out to him.
Chancellor isn't happy with his $4.5million salary and wants to be paid what he feels he is worth. It's just a shame that he signed a contract extension two years ago that still has a couple years left to run. And the Seahawks have absolutely no interest in paying out more money.
Seattle aren't in the greatest salary cap spot right now after handing out big money deals to Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch. There isn't much left for Chancellor, and even though he is a star, the Seahawks might prefer to trade him away.