Kam Chancellor, Seahawks reportedly agree to contract extension

Kam Chancellor, the hard-hitting safety who provides the boom for the Legion of Boom in Seattle, reached an agreement on a three-year, $36 million extension with the Seahawks on Tuesday, ESPN.com reported.

The Seahawks know how serious Chancellor can be when it comes to contract demands as he held out through training camp and the first two games of the 2015 season while seeking a new deal.

Chancellor, 29, missed four games with a groin injury last season and finished with 85 combined tackles and two interceptions.

By 1970, The Fire Next Time was a relic of Baldwin’s mind. He had radicalized in those years and his points grew bolder. In an interview with the late Nabile Farès, an Algerian-born novelist, one of Baldwin’s many immortal passages was set in stone.

What is the definition of a black man, and his power? Farès asked.

I am a black man, if you will, Baldwin said. I was darkened long ago by the sun; but that’s not what makes me ‘black.’ It’s the role I play in the world.

The role Baldwin describes is a point he discussed in The Fire Next Time. He argues that black people shouldn’t be, and don’t need to be, accepted by white people. That respectability politics is a vicious disease others posit with the assumption that the marginalized will receive better treatment from those in power, if they act in accordance to the principles the majority have laid out.

It’s what Michael Vick sought to do when he lectured Kaepernick this week and insisted that his hair, his afro, was one of the reasons the NFL was keeping him out of its ranks. Though Vick Cheap Elite Jerseys explained later that what he said was not in malice, it doesn’t matter. Whether he did so consciously or Cheap Dolphins Jerseys unconsciously, the nature of his comments is what becomes bothersome.

John Lynch’s honesty provides Colin Kaepernick, 49ers a breath of fresh air

For some reason there’s a powerful, viral strain of honesty running through NFL team front offices this week. Teams suddenly are telling the truth about Colin Kaepernick, who is still unemployed on June 1, nearly three months into free agency.

Giants owner John Mara’s revelations were more on the aggravating side (not to mention disingenuous in light of his own history with supposed “problem” players). 49ers general manager John Lynch, however, was refreshing in correcting the record.

It’s another sign that Lynch’s lack of experience in the job is not going to be a hindrance, and that he’s what that team, and the NFL, actually needed. The first sign was his public undressing of the Bears on draft night. This may be even more consequential — it will have no bearing on the field for his team, but is invaluable to his and the 49ers’ integrity.

Breaking them up for any reason other than them not playing well enough anymore is foolish. Just as foolish: Failing to appreciate them for fully being themselves in a sport that goes to great lengths to suppress that.

Sherman, Wilson, Bennett, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Doug Baldwin, the leftover spirit of Marshawn Lynch … you don’t muzzle them, tame them, squeeze them into a box, tell them to walk one path in one formation.

Belichick has been accused of concussion ignorance in the past. Former Patriot Ted Johnson in 2007 claimed the coach “subjected him to hard hits” while the linebacker recovered from a concussion.

Soon after Bündchen’s claims, Brady’s agent, Don Yee, released Cheap Elite Jerseys a Cheap Flag Football Jerseys statement saying his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell echoed that when he was asked about Brady at the NFL spring meetings in Chicago.