In unsurprising news, Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor has announced his retirement due to a neck injury suffered last year against Arizona.
In a statement, Chancellor said his final test "showed no healing" and put him "at risk of paralysis," calling it a sign from God "I just can't ignore."
Chancellor only played nine games after signing a contract extension with Seattle last August. His 2018 salary of $6.8 million became fully guaranteed when he was still on the roster in February.
Chancellor was named to four Pro Bowls and was second-team AP All-Pro in 2013 and 2014, the two years Seattle played in the Super Bowl. He led Seattle in solo tackles in those two playoff runs. Since he was drafted in 2010, Chancellor is one of eight players (and the only defensive back) with at least 400 solo tackles, 200 assists, and 10 interceptions.