Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) is interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Chancellor, however, denied the claim on his own Twitter, the day the report was released:
In the latest development, on Tuesday, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport confirmed that the surgery did indeed occur about a month ago.
Chancellor had 99 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble on last season’s Super Bowl-winning Seahawks.
He has been an integral part of the Legion of Boom since his rookie year in 2010. In his four seasons, Chancellor has played in all but one game.
His surgery is not being reported as a serious one, but the Seahawks may be wise to look into picking up a safety in Thursday’s draft just in case Chancellor is not 100 percent when the season starts.
The Seahawks did keep Jeron Johnson by giving him the second-round tender this offseason, and he will most likely be Chancellor’s backup when the season starts.