The Seattle Seahawks secondary has taken another major hit.
After losing cornerback Richard Sherman to a torn achilles last week, Seattle will be without safety Kam Chancellor, as well.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Chancellor is expected to be out for the rest of the 2017 season due to a neck injury.
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Chancellor has not practiced this week and Garafolo notes the neck injury he suffered is serious enough to shelve the ‘Boom” in Legion of Boom for the rest of the season.
The loss is massive as Chancellor is not only the starting strong safety but he’s also the leader of the Seattle defense that ranks 12th in total defense and 13th against the pass.
The Seahawks recently resigned cornerback Byron Maxwell to attempt to fill the void of Sherman and will turn to rookie third round pick Delano Hill to try to step up in place of Chancellor.
Seattle currently sits at 6-3 but has a tough schedule ahead of them that includes a Monday Night game followed by games against Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas and Arizona.
That includes four teams in the top 15 in the league in passing.