The Patriots have locked up veteran safety Patrick Chung for an additional season.
The two sides have agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2021, according to ESPN's Field Yates.
The Patriots and safety Patrick Chung have agreed to a one-year extension through 2021, per sources. A key contributor who continues to play at a high level.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 13, 2019
Chung, 31, has spent all but one season of his 10-year NFL career in New England. He has been a part of three of the Patriots' Super Bowl titles (XLIX, LI, LIII). He broke his arm in the Super Bowl victory over the Rams in February and had surgery on his forearm and his shoulder this offseason.
According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Chung could earn up to $6 million with this extension.
#Patriots S Patrick Chung was set to earn a base salary of $2.4M with bonuses that would take it up to almost $3M. With his 1-year extension, he’s now set to make $6M, source said. This likely lowers his cap number, too.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2019
In 2018, Chung tallied 84 tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery in 15 games.
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