Safety Patrick Chung has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots after spending the 2013-14 campaign with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Tom Curren of Comcast SportsNet New England.
Chung returns to where he started in which he played in 50 games and started in 30 and recorded 298 tackles, seven sacks, and 19 pass deflections in four years for the Patriots.
Chung was released from the Eagles after a difficult season and the signing of former Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year deal played a big factor into his departure. Chung played in 12 games in his time in his time with the Philadelphia Eagles and started in 10 with 59 tackles, one pass deflection, and no interceptions.
After releasing Safety Steve Gregory, the Patriots were left with a vacant spot at the safety position with second-year guy Duron Harmon, third-year player Tavon Wilson, and 13-year savvy veteran Adrian Wilson to fill it. Signing Chung helps fill that vacancy but doesn’t solve it completely.
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