Kam Chancellor's holdout from Seattle Seahawks training camp has extended to a sixth day.

The second-team All-Pro strong safety was absent from camp again Wednesday as he continues to seek a new contract from the team. Head coach Pete Carroll said it's an issue of concern for both sides. Carroll said he has not had any communication with Chancellor in a few days.

"Here we have to keep moving, and he knows that's what we are called to do and so we're going to do that," Carroll said. "But it's a very difficult time for him, I think."

His daily fines have reached $180,000 with an additional $150,000 kicking in for his sixth day missed.

Foster's injury detailed

Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster has a groin injury, coach Bill O'Brien verified Wednesday after practice.

The second-year head coach said Foster is still being evaluated but that he would miss time, although how much was unspecified.

Foster was second in the NFL in yards rushing per game (95.8) and sixth in total yards rushing (1,246) in 2014.

"I feel bad for him personally," O'Brien said. "I think he came into this offseason and he really worked extremely hard. Came back here and ran the conditioning test really, really well. Came back and he was practicing well. But as a football team, it's next man up."

The next man up is most likely second-year back Alfred Blue, who spelled Foster in 2014 and rushed for 528 yards.

Brady case judge picked

The New York federal judge overseeing the National Football League's quest for approval of its four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady is recognized by colleagues as a "famous settlement judge."

That's the way Chief Judge Loretta Preska described Richard Berman after the 71-year-old jurist was randomly selected to oversee the case filed last week over the penalty imposed on New England's Super Bowl champion quarterback by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Berman has ordered Goodell and Brady to attend a hearing next week.

Berman is the right judge to navigate the pressures of the Brady-Goodell showdown, said Judge William H. Pauley III, who presided over a lawsuit New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez brought against Major League Baseball last year over his suspension.

"Everybody's under pressure, not just Tom Brady," Pauley said. "If there's anybody on our bench who can resolve a case, it's Richard."


• The San Francisco 49ers released former Vikings cornerback Chris Cook, who underwent surgery in late October on a torn hamstring that prematurely ended his 2014 season.

• The Detroit Lions have agreed to a four-year contract extension with linebacker DeAndre Levy.

• Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin will serve as NFL Legends captains for the Pro Bowl, which will be played Jan. 31 in Hawaii.