Normally making a preseason debut wouldn’t mean much to an all-pro like Kam Chancellor.
But when he takes the field on Thursday, for the first time his half-brother Keenan Lambert will be wearing the same uniform as him.
Bob Condotta wrote a story about the two for the Seattle Times. Lambert, three and a half years younger than Chancellor, is a free agent safety trying to make the Seattle Seahawks. The two have never played on the same team.
“It’d be a dream come true,” Lambert said. I always wanted to play with him because I always looked up to him as a father figure, a role model, everything.”
He was in training camp with the Seahawks last season, but got cut while Chancellor was holding out. Lambert then signed with the Raiders for five games before being cut. After not making it through 2016 rookie mini-camp with the Giants he found his way back to Seattle.
Chancellor said in the story he sees progress in his brother from last year, specifically playing looser because he knows where to be on the field.
Whether Lambert makes the team or not, he has recorded two tackles in the preseason, it would be nice to see the brothers share the field at home against the Cowboys. The NFL is a very cutthroat business. It would be nice, since the game is an exhibition, to see the two men share a moment, get a picture they can frame, and have a night they can discuss for the rest of their lives.