Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is optimistic about reaching a contract extension ahead of the upcoming season.

Chancellor is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season, but is seeking a long-term deal with the Seahawks before next summer.

“I think it’s been positive on both ends,” Chancellor said to ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “Hopefully it’ll get done any time now. Both sides have been very productive working together and just waiting to see what’s happening.”

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday that although both parties haven’t reached an agreement, he believes a new deal for Chancellor could be coming soon.

“We have looked long and hard at that,” Carroll said. “There is a lot of real positive stuff coming. We aren’t quite there yet, but I think it’s nothing but positive stuff. Hopefully we will be able to get stuff done soon.”

Chancellor is owed $6.8 million in base salary for the 2017 campaign, carrying an $8.04-million cap hit.

The four-time Pro Bowler has been an integral part of the Seahawks’ defense since joining the team in 2010 and many believe he’s the NFL’s most punishing open-field hitter.

Chancellor recorded 85 tackles, two interceptions, and a forced fumble in 12 games last season.

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