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Seattle Seahawks great Kam Chancellor announces retirement

The long time Seahawks safety announced his retirement on social media.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks will look a lot different in 2018, as they have officially lost another one of their Legion of Boom.

Kam Chancellor, their physically imposing leader of their defense has announced via social media he is retiring.

The 29 year old Chancellor announced that due to lingering neck issues, he would have to walk away from the game.

Chancellor was a four-time Pro Bowl safety and the tone setter on one of the most physical defensive units in NFL history.

Chancellor, a fifth round pick out of Virginia Tech, has struggled with health the last half of his career.

The eight-year vet has not played a full 16 games since 2013 and only played in 11, 12 and nine regular season games the last three seasons.

It is a monumental loss for the Seahawks because Chancellor was a unique, Adrian Wilson type of leader and player on the defense.

Moreover, it's a huge loss for the NFC West and Arizona Cardinals fans to see one of the most physically imposing safeties in the NFL have to hang it up early.

Despite playing on a rival, watching Chancellor and Earl Thomas play the safety positions every Sunday was appointment viewing.

Best of luck and health to Chancellor in his retirement.