Pete Carroll Speaks

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The Seahawks have been without starting safety Kam Chancellor for 48 days and aren’t expected to have him Sunday against the Packers.

“He needs to come back in,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters Wednesday. “We need to get him in.” 

I’m just disappointed — like I know he is and everybody is — that it hasn’t found a way to get him here. That’s all.”

Chancellor likely won’t return to the team this week, meaning he’ll forfeit a second game check of $267,647. Rookie Dion Bailey will start against the Packers and MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. 

“Can’t coach the guy that’s not here,” Carroll said. “Can’t do anything about it.”

Chancellor, a three-time Pro Bowler in five pro seasons, is holding out for a new contract even though he’s already one of the NFL’s highest-paid safeties. Chancellor is in the second year of a four-year, $28 million contract.

Teammate Earl Thomas is the league’s highest-paid safety and Chancellor would like to get the same $10 million per season that Thomas receives.

Chancellor’s demand comes after the team gave big-money deals to linebacker Bobby Wagner and quarterback Russell Wilson.

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