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Kam Chancellor had hip surgery

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm with 20 Comments »
May 6, 2014 4:48 pm

UPDATE: The Seahawks have confirmed that Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor had hip surgery a month ago. It’s unknown if he’ll be ready for preseason. Mandatory mini-camp begins June 17. The first preseason game is August 7.

John Clayton first reported that Chancellor was going to have “minor” hip surgery in the offseason.

When I directly asked Seahawks general manager John Schneider last week if Chancellor had surgery, he said he did not want to discuss that.

Ian Rapoport first reported that Chancellor had hip surgery.

Chancellor, who has been in the VMAC during voluntary workouts, which began Phase II yesterday, initially contradicted Clayton’s report by taking to Twitter and saying he had not had surgery.

Chancellor’s injury could mean a safety — like Washington State’s Deone Buccannon –could be high on the Seahawks’ radar at No. 32 overall. Seattle needed to improve its safety depth even without Chancellor having surgery. It re-signed Jeron Johnson and also can look at DeShawn Shead as an option.

Bucannon worked out for the Seahawks on April 21. It was one of 23 workouts/meetings with NFL teams he made. The Seahawks also spoke to Bucannon at the NFL combine.


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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Time to draft that safety from WSU?

  2. yankinta says:

    GeorgiaHawk,, that Safety will go in the top of round 2. We’d have to draft him with 32nd overall. I don’t think that will happen. lol

    I’m still hoping we trade down and pick up 2015 2nd round pick and 2014 3rd round pick. :)

  3. freedom_X says:

    So much for all those here who ridiculed John Clayton when he reported it originally.

  4. SandpointHawk says:

    Bottom of round one is only one pick from top of round two…SMH :)

  5. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Wonder why it was such a big secret that Kam had surgery?

  6. FleaFlicker says:

    For all the predictions, I think the key thing some observers have pointed out is how the QBs land on the top end of the draft. That determines everything else. If Houston goes Clowney or Mack, it’s almost a given they’re gunning for a QB at pick #33. Anybody else still needing a QB will need to cut the line. I’d love to see us get picks 2,3, and 4 from a team like Jax, Cleveland, or Oakland in exchange for pick #32.

    If Todd is right on our first round desires (future DT to replace Cliff A), that is a sneaky and savvy prediction. A true “insider” call!

    Regarding Kam’s surgery last month, that still gives him five months (about the same time required for Percy to rehab from a big procedure) to be ready for the season. Here’s hoping. Kam has been a rock. Let’s keep it that way!

  7. Dukeshire says:

    freedom_X – I was thinking the same thing.

  8. FleaFlicker says:

    If anybody knows a UDFA that might fit on the team, please pass along this flyer:

    That’s real! Linked from a story on

  9. Dukeshire says:

    What a great link. Thanks for passing that along.

  10. pabuwal says:

    Thanks for the link. The NFL Mobile app crashed when I clicked on the NFL Mobile notification about the flyer.

  11. blocis says:

    Unless the surgery was a disaster, I would be surprised if the Seahawks went safety in round #1.

    I know many here are hoping for a WR in round #1, but with Sidney, Harvin, Baldwin, Kearse, Lockette and Chris Mathews on the roster, makes more sense to go WR later in the draft.

    My guess is best available DE, DT, OT or OG in round 1.

  12. rramstad says:

    Mike, I’d turn it around. Why would the Seahawks get any advantage from telling anyone about Kam’s surgery? The answer is, they get no advantage. So, there’s no good reason to do it.

    They might actually have three or four safeties ranked on their board and if other teams think it’s a need position, who knows, someone might trade up in front of us to take one, or just take one in the normal course of doing business but a little earlier knowing that we’re in the market.

  13. BobbyK says:

    I think we knew much of what was in that link, but it was nevertheless cool to see it in print. I do love how they are willing to dump picks for better players.

  14. edstang45 says:

    I’m ready if needed, I may be slow, old, and have no skills but Kam is one of my favs so I’m ready baby to fill in!!!

  15. freedom_X says:

    On the other hand, what did Seattle and Chancellor have to gain by hiding the surgery information (and the other rumored surgeries for other players?) Other than to keep people from pestering them about it (specifically the players themselves.)

    It has a bit of the aroma of Belichick about it.

    I wouldn’t consider Lockette and Matthews “solutions” to the WR problem. Rice is a bit of an outside shot as well. If Rice is back to his 2012 physical condition though he’ll be a significant boost.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    Chuck can likely confirm or deny this, but I believe there are restrictions on what teams can or cannot reveal regarding player medical procedures. Regardless, to suggest this is something along the lines of a coverup is absurd.

  17. jawpeace says:

    Always compete with Pete. More than a slogan, it is reality.

  18. CDHawkFan says:

    Every team keeps injury information to themselves and only offers it up if they have too (really in all sports, MLB, NHL, NBA, etc).

    Why should the Hawks be any different? Why do people think this is only a Hawks issue?

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Because their special? Lol.

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Unlike my spelling.


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