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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reports that Seahawks S Kam Chancellor will return to the team Wednesday. Seattle reportedly has made no adjustments to his contract and said it will not forgive the fines he racked up by holding out all of August and through the 1st 2 games. The 2 sides could negotiate some reduction, though. We can't expect Chancellor to be fully ready for action after nearly 2 months away from the team, but we'll see what further reports say about his condition. IDP owners should keep an eye on Chancellor for now, but don't go chasing him too hard unless you play in a deep league. He finished 2 of the past 3 seasons outside the top 40 fantasy DBs (depending on your scoring system) and 2013 around DB25. Chancellor's return can only help a Seahawks D that has done nothing special while helping the team start 0-2.

The Seahawks on Wednesday activated S Earl Thomas from the PUP after the veteran passed his physical. He had been a question mark for the preseason and start of the regular season after offseason surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder. We'd still be surprised to see Thomas much -- if at all -- in exhibition games, but the timing of his return should put him on track for the real contests. He's fine to draft as you normally would in your IDP league (where you should wait on DBs).

CB Byron Maxwell told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Sunday, "I'm going to Philly." There had been reports of a 5-year agreement worth a little more than $50 million. Maxwell ranked 45th among 108 CBs in overall Pro Football Focus grade last year. He also finished 39th in coverage, 1 spot behind Cary Williams, whom the Eagles released earlier this offseason. Maxwell did, however, rank 16th overall and 13th in coverage in 2013. A weak CB crop on the free-agent market and a shaky rookie class at the position undoubtedly helped to make him money this offseason. We'll see if the deal works out for the Eagles.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas reportedly had surgery Tuesday to repair a completely torn labrum, which he played through in the Super Bowl. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in February that Thomas faced a 6-8 month recovery. The short end of that would put Thomas back on the field on August ... though ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported that the team expected him back in time for training camp. We'll see what Thomas' recovery timeline looks like as we get into summer. Don't be surprised if he's slow to get into action come training camp, though. We'll check the reports then to see how we need to adjust his fantasy football outlook for IDP owners.

The Seahawks on Friday signed DE Cliff Avril to a 4-year extension. Avril has been a more valuable player on the field in Seattle than he has to IDP owners. His low-volume tackle production makes him risky, and the mere 13 total tackles over the past 2 seasons aren't enough to make him worth the gamble most weeks. Avril does at least present matchup opportunities, though. We'll see if he can enhance his fantasy profile going forward. His continued presence certainly doesn't hurt Seattle's team-D outlook at least.

Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner heads into Sunday's Arizona matchup with a "probable" tag and is expected to return after 5 weeks way. Wagner had his injured foot in a cast for 2 weeks after tearing a tendon and then needed 3 weeks of rehab to prepare. We wouldn't bet on him returning to his full role right away and would try to sit him for a week to see what happens. As soon as Wagner regains full-time status, though, he should find his way back into IDP lineups.

Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner returned to the practice field Wednesday, though HC Pete Carroll said he's not sure how much Wagner will be able to do in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. IDP owners probably can't use Wagner in that game, but a return to action would give us back a star defender for the stretch run. It's worth noting that Wagner's returning from a more serious injury than originally though. According to Pro Football Talk, Wagner tore the ligament that connects his big toe to the bottom of his right foot and broke his sesamoid bone. He said he expected to miss 8 weeks originally, so his return comes encouragingly soon. We'll see how long it takes Wagner to become a full-time player again.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said during his Monday radio show that MLB Bobby Wagner might return to practice Wednesday and has a chance to play Sunday against Arizona. Wagner has missed the past 5 games with turf toe. We'll certainly keep an eye on the IDP stud's status throughout the week.

The Seahawks have already ruled LB Bobby Wagner out for Sunday's game at Kansas City. It's not surprising, considering that Wagner just started running this week in his return from turf toe. HC Pete Carroll said he hopes his MLB will return to practice next week, according to S Kam Chancellor, meanwhile, has returned to full practices this week and should be on track to return Sunday after missing 2 games with a groin injury.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said on his Monday morning radio show that MLB Bobby Wagner will begin running on land (as opposed to in the pool) this week as he continues to work through turf toe. That doesn't bode well for his chances of playing at Kansas City on Sunday. Look to Week 12 as the target date for Wagner's return to action, and we'll keep an eye on his status in the meantime.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said after Sunday's win that he expects S Kam Chancellor to return for the Week 11 trip to Kansas City. Chancellor missed the past 2 games with a groin injury and will remain a risky IDP option for the Chiefs matchup.

The Seahawks announced Tuesday that HC Pete Carroll said MLB Bobby Wagner is "improving quickly" in his recovery from turf toe but that the star defender won't play in Week 10. That'll make a 4th straight missed game for the IDP stud, but it sounds like Wagner could return for the Week 11 game at Kansas City. If you've hung on to him this long in your IDP league, then you should continue to do so. And Wagner's among the few fantasy defenders worth clinging to wherever possible through injury. We expect top-10 LB production after he returns, though a month away might mean limited snaps for his 1st game back. K.J. Wright will start in his place again Sunday and carry significant IDP upside against the Giants.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Friday that S Kam Chancellor will be a game-time decision for Sunday's meeting with the Raiders, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. It appears Chancellor may have suffered a groin injury in practice this week. He didn't appear on the injury report Wednesday or Thursday but then missed Friday's workout and turned up questionable on the final report. The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff makes it tough to wait on Chancellor for your IDP lineup, and thus not worth it in most cases.

The Associated Press reports that Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner will miss at least a couple of weeks with the turf toe he suffered in Sunday's loss to Dallas.  HC Pete Carroll announced Wednesday that Wagner will miss Sunday's trip to St. Louis, and the reported timeline would also keep him out for at least the Week 8 trip to Carolina.  We'll see if Wagner misses any games beyond that.  He's worth keeping on your roster if you play in an IDP league deep enough to stash such players on your bench.  K.J. Wright figures to slide over and start in Wagner's place, with Malcolm Smith likely to step in on the outside.

Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN reports that Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner came away from Sunday's loss to the Cowboys with turf toe.  "Not sure on severity or time for return," she tweeted Monday night.  Missing Wagner for any game time could prove a significant blow to a defense that has already shown some recent cracks.  IDP owners will need to see if Wagner takes the field at all this week, but secure a Week 7 insurance option in the meantime.  LB K.J. Wright has slid over from the outside to the middle in Wagner's absence before.

Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell suffered a calf strain in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.  The injury might prove less serious than the initially feared high-ankle sprain, but a calf strain has caused Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks to miss the past 4 games.  Maxwell's expected to miss at least most of the practice week and looks highly questionable for Sunday's trip to St. Louis.  IDP owners shouldn't be scrambling to replace a fringe option, but the injury could help Rams QB Austin Davis a bit for his Week 7 matchup.

HC Pete Carroll says Seahawks S Kam Chancellor is a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with Dallas because of a hip injury, according to the Seattle Times.  The injury is reportedly to the opposite hip from the one that required offseason surgery.  Chancellor missed both days of practice this week in the short turnaround after Monday night's win over Washington.  The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday will make it tough for many IDP owners to wait on Chancellor in a high-upside matchup.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas will enter the season as the team's primary punt returner.  It's no surprise, because Thomas filled that role this summer.  But it's certainly noteworthy that the team would make such a decision after giving Thomas a big contract extension this offseason.  The role certainly adds value to Thomas' IDP stock in fantasy football leagues that count return yardage.  It would also seem to add at least a little injury risk.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor began training camp on the sideline, but HC Pete Carroll told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that his starting SS should be back soon.  "Kam Chancellor is really close and ready to go," he said. "He's chomping at the bit to go. ... Both went through walkthroughs so they're close. We expect them back soon."  Chancellor's recovering from reportedly minor offseason hip surgery, so his field absence to start camp came as no surprise.  We don't love Chancellor as a fantasy option, but he has some upside beyond his standing in our 2014 IDP rankings.

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