Michael Bennett says Seahawks should give Kam Chancellor raise

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Strong safety Kam Chancellor was the story of the Seattle Seahawks' early season as he held out through training camp and the first two games looking for a raise.

Teammate Michael Bennett let America know he thinks Chancellor deserves more money following the Seahawks' 13-10 victory over theDetroit Lionson Monday Night Football.

Chancellor popped the ball out of Lions receiverCalvin Johnson's grasp as he lunged for the end zone late in the game. The play resulted in a controversial touchback and sealed the victory for the Seahawks.

After the game, Chancellor was being interviewed on the sideline when Bennett interrupted, shouting: "Pay him! Pay him!"

A three-time Pro Bowler, Chancellor signed a four-year, $28 million extension after the 2012 season, but the deal didn't take effect until 2013. The Seahawks refused to budge on restructuring a contract that had three years remaining, asserting that it would lead to a stream of players seeking new deals in the early stages of their contracts.

ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia contributed to this report.

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