Both players were instrumental in their Super Bowl win.
The past month has been a busy one for the Seattle Seahawks as they've had to make some pretty big decisions involving their franchise. Back in April, the team signed franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to a 4-year, $140 million contract which made him the highest paid player in the league. Now, the Seahawks are parting ways with two of the franchise's most important players.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin and safety Kam Chancellor played for the Seahawks during their Super Bowl run in 2013/2014 and were there in 2014-2015 when they made it back to the big game. Chancellor missed all of 2018 due to a lingering neck injury, while Baldwin was in an out of the lineup with various ailments.
“The Seahawks have made the difficult decision to terminate/failed physical Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on the team's website. “These are two of the most iconic players in franchise history and both were instrumental in establishing our championship culture, great examples of competitiveness and leadership on the field and in the community. These legendary players will always be a part of our Seahawks family.”
Based on the statement, it is clear that their physical states are why they were both cut from the team. It is an unfortunate day for Seahawks fans who have held these two players in high regard for the better part of a decade now.