GM John Schneider: Kam Chancellor 'absolutely' a Seahawk in 2016

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Last week, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor posted a message on Instagram, alerting fans that he's not going anywhere.

GM John Schneider was asked Tuesday about the post.

"Kam is an extremely prideful, spiritual person," Schneider said. "There's a lot of family things that stay in house. That's one of them. I can't speak more highly of a guy. It was a tough, tough thing for everybody to go through last year, so I'm glad he feels that way."

Schneider was asked if there's any question that Chancellor won't be with the team in 2016.

"Yeah, he's a Seahawk, absolutely," he said.

Last summer, Chancellor carried his holdout into the regular season, missing the first two games -- both Seahawks losses. He played in 11 of the remaining 14 regular-season games.

A four-time Pro Bowler, Chancellor turns 28 in April and is currently signed through two more seasons. He is due base salaries of $5.1 million next season and $6.8 million in 2017, but none of that is guaranteed, according to OverTheCap.com.

Asked about his philosophy regarding restructuring deals that have two or more remaining years on them, Schneider said, "Probably the best way to answer that is it's case by case. But obviously when you have a guy that has one year left on his contract, there's a little bit more urgency involved because that player's going to hit free agency quicker."