The Seahawks' first game of the regular season is next week, and Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor is nowhere to be found.
Seattle could face the Rams in Week 1 with a gaping hole in their secondary if Chancellor stays true to his holdout.
Talks between Earl Thomas' running mate and the Seahawks organization remain gridlocked, according to ESPN.
Source: “Nothing has changed in the status of talks between the #Seahawks and Kam Chancellor, at this moment."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 5, 2015
I'm also told Kam Chancellor has not been informed of any interested trade partners at this time. #Seahawks.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 5, 2015
It may also be wise for a new team to "make sure Chancellor’s contract was in order first."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 5, 2015
If the two sides are unable to work out a deal, a trade might be in the best interest of both parties, as Anderson alludes to.
There are "rumblings" about a possible trade, according to multiple reports, one being Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. But Chancellor hasn't been granted permission to speak to other teams.
Rumblings among NFL execs and agents about Kam Chancellor perhaps seeking a trade. He hasn't been granted permission to speak to other clubs— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 5, 2015
In a related event, the Seahawks acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, and it cost them a fifth-round pick.
McCray, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, fits the mold of the long-limbed defensive back Seattle is fond of. While he has no starting experience, McCray should provide insurance in case the defending NFC champs are forced to play without Chancellor.
The New York Giants have 'serious interest' in Chancellor, according to a report from the Newark-Star Ledger on Saturday.