Heading into the offseason, the Seattle Seahawks will have several major decisions to make concerning some of their key pieces on the roster.
One decision that will now be out of their hands is whether they should pay Kam Chancellor. That's because the All-Pro safety just had his salary for the 2018 season guaranteed on Friday, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
Chancellor remains on the Seahawks’ roster and will receive his $6.8 million base salary in 2018 thanks to a clause in his contract that was enacted Friday.
Although the 29-year-old's salary is now on the books for next season, there is still no clarity on if he will be able to continue his NFL career due to a neck injury. He suffered the injury on Nov. 9 against the Arizona Cardinals and has not since taken the field while continuing to undergo several more tests to determine the condition of his neck to see if he can get back on the field.
The three-year, $36 million extension that Chancellor inked last offseason stipulated that his salary for the 2018 campaign was to become guaranteed this past Friday, which is the fifth day of the new season waiver period.
Apart from Chancellor, $4.9 million of quarterback Russell Wilson's $15.5 million salary becomes guaranteed, as well as $2 million of $10 million for linebacker Bobby Wagner and $4.5 million of $8.25 million for wide receiver Doug Baldwin.