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Breaking: All-Pro safety gets huge extension

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Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Kam Chancellor has signed a three-year contract extension worth $36 million. 

The 29-year-old out of Virginia Tech has played in seven NFL seasons, racking up 557 tackles and 12 interceptions. He's won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks (XLVII), earned four Pro Bowls (201120132015) and two Second Team All-Pro honors (2013-2014). 

The deal includes $25 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN.

Chancellor indicated on Monday that the two sides were close to finalizing a deal.

"I love this team," Chancellor said. "They gave me the first opportunity and the only opportunity, and I would love to retire here."

Chancellor, 29, started 12 games last year and played at a high level with two interceptions, a forced fumble and 85 tackles. He wanted a new contract before the 2015 season and held out through the first two games.

Per ESPN, Chancellor is widely considered the leader of the Seahawks' defense. He'll now be under contract with the team through 2020.

He was asked Monday how much longer he wants to play.

"As long as the wheels let me," Chancellor said. "Until the wheels fall off. Can't really put a time frame on how long I want to play. However long my body holds up, however long the Lord allows me to. It's never up to me.

"I'm not the same rookie I was seven years ago. It's a lot different. Everything is going to change. It won't stay the same forever. So it's going to change here and there."

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