Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor intends to play in 2018, reports the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. His return to the game will depend on being medically cleared from a neck injury that ended his 2017 season prematurely.
Chancellor, 29, incurred the injury during a Week 10 game with the Arizona Cardinals. He was officially placed on season-ending injury reserve on Dec. 16.
Last month, the Virginia Tech product hinted at retirement with an Instagram post that featured a drawing of Chancellor apparently walking away from the game.
A native of Norfolk, Va., Chancellor signed a three-year extension with the Seahawks last off-season worth $36 million ($25 million guaranteed).
Rapoport notes that his $6.8 million salary for 2018 became fully guaranteed on Feb. 9.
Taken in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Chancellor has appeared in 108 games over eight seasons for the Seahawks and is a four-time Pro Bowler.