Seahawks news and notes for Tuesday: Kam will play!

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks are in a bit of a calm before the storm that is free agency and the NFL draft. Still, a bit of interesting news emanates every day about something. On Tuesday, a bit about Kam Chancellor and it is good news. Maybe.

Kam Chancellor intends to play if…

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, if Chancellor is medically cleared, he intends to play for Seattle. Of course, that is a big “if” since Chancellor suffered a potentially life-altering neck injury last year.

I say this not to sound grim, but because any neck injury in the NFL is potentially very bad.

Chancellor, of course, is owed quite a bit of money through 2019 – $12 million – and those dollars are guaranteed injury or no. It would be surprising to see him simply retire and walk away from that much money. What person would?

But if Chancellor does play and is his usual self on the field and is not putting himself in peril, this is a good thing for Seattle. Chancellor is a leader in the locker room and sets a physical tone on the field.

Seahawks have a tough schedule in 2018

According to Geoffrey Arnold of the Oregonian, Seattle will face the NFL’s fifth-toughest schedule in 2018. Seattle will play five games (two against the Los Angeles Rams and one each versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings) against teams that made this playoffs in 2017.

The Rams will also play the fifth-toughest schedule as well as – and pity them if you will – the Cleveland Browns.

More mock drafts!

Charley Casserly (a visually stimulating name to look at) of thinks that the Seahawks will take Arden Key of LSU in the first round. Casserly succinctly writes, “With questions about whether Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril will be with the Seahawks next season, a pass rusher will be needed.”

And Casserly is correct. Pete Carroll and John Schneider will look to get a pass rusher in this draft. Not only is Seattle in need with this with players on their current roster, but this year’s group of free agents is pretty weak too.

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That’s all the news for Tuesday. And go Hawks!