Chancellor against Thomas returning punts

August, 19, 2014
Aug 19
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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor made his feelings clear Tuesday when asked about free safety Earl Thomas possibly returning punts this season.

“I don’t even want him out there,” Chancellor said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “That’s my brother, so I can say whatever I want to say. If he’s not beside me on defense, I don’t want him out there.”

Chancellor said it’s OK if Thomas is with him on the kickoff team, something they did all last season, because they still are beside each other. But returning punts? Forget about it.

“It’s pretty risky,” Chancellor said. “A guy like him, he’s a competitor, so I know he’s going to want to catch everything and run everything. I don’t want to see anything bad happen.”

Chancellor said he hasn’t voiced his opinion to Thomas.

“I haven’t talked to him, not yet,” Chancellor said. “I’ll let him enjoy his moment for a second, then I’m going spit it to him. But he’s like my brother, so we pretty much know what each other is thinking.”

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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