BOSTON (CBS) – First a Patriot, then an Eagle, now a Patriot once more, safety Patrick Chung will remain in New England for the next three seasons.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots inked Chung to a 3-year extension through 2017 worth up to $8.2 million, with $3.4 million guaranteed.
Source: the Patriots have signed starting S Patrick Chung to a 3-year extension through 2017 worth up to $8.2M, with $3.4M guaranteed.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 9, 2015
Chung was drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft (#34 overall) by the New England Patriots after spending his college days in Eugene, Oregon at the state university as a member of the Ducks.
After his rookie deal was up, Chung signed with Philadelphia on March 12, 2013 and spent just one season with the Eagles and former college coach Chip Kelly. He was released on March 11, 2014.
After his release from the Eagles, Chung re-signed with New England on April 3, 2014 and has had a renaissance of sorts in his second stint with the the Patriots.
In 16 regular season games in 2014, Chung totaled 85 tackles (54 solo and 31 assisted), seven passes defended as well as one interception.
Chung’s Patriots hope to advance to the AFC Championship game, but first they’ll have to defeat the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
Tune in to Saturday’s Patriots-Ravens AFC Divisional Round playoff game on 98.5 The Sports Hub — the flagship station of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins at 1:30pm with Patriots Preview, and stay tuned for three full hours of postgame coverage following the game.
On the TV side, tune in to a special edition of Patriots GameDay on WBZ-TV at 11:30am on Saturday, with Patriots 5th Quarter on myTV38 immediately following the game.
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