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Seahawks activate safety Chancellor

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks activated star safety Kam Chancellor and waived safety Dion Bailey on Saturday.

Chancellor reported to the team's facility Wednesday, ending a holdout that started when he missed the first day of training camp July 31 and lingered through the 0-2 start to the regular season.

At issue for Chancellor was his contract and having future money paid sooner. He signed a $28 million, four-year extension during the 2013 offseason but that did not take effect until a year later. The Seahawks refused to budge on restructuring a deal that had so much time remaining, believing it would lead to a stream of players seeking new deals in the early stages of their contracts. Chancellor, one of the league's top safeties and a leader of the "Legion of Boom" secondary, was scheduled to make $4.55 million in base salary this season before missing two game checks. He is scheduled to make $5.1 million in 2016 and $6.8 million in 2017.

COWBOYS: Receiver Dez Bryant has been out since breaking his right foot in Week 1 but should be ready to return for a Week 7 rematch against the Giants, team executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

Seahawks activate safety Chancellor 09/26/15 [Last modified: Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:14pm]
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