Chancellor announces NFL retirement
Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor has played his last NFL game.
The 30-year-old Chancellor suffered a severe neck injury making a tackle last season and missed the final seven games of the year.
The four-time Pro Bowl player has not received medical clearance to return to action, and he posted a series of tweets saying goodbye to the sport on Sunday.
"I've played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just can't ignore," he tweeted.
"When the doctors told me what was going on in November, I could feel my heart drop to my stomach … To walk away from the game by choice is one thing, to walk away from the game because of the risk of paralysis is another."
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— Kameron Chancellor (@KamChancellor) July 1, 2018
NFL Network clarified that Chancellor is not officially retiring, which will allow him to collect $11.4million in guaranteed salary the next two seasons.
Chancellor leaves a rich legacy as a member of the stingy 'Legion of Boom' defense that helped the Seahawks win the franchise's first Super Bowl in 2014.