Patriots News: New England signs safety Patrick Chung to contract extension

The New England Patriots have signed starting safety Patrick Chung to a contract extension - a three-year deal that will keep him with the team through the 2017 NFL season.

Per Field Yates of, the deal "could be worth up to $8.2 million and includes $3.4 million in guarantees, according to a source."

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A second-round draft selection of the Broncos in 2009, Chung returned to the Eagles for the 2014 campaign after spending 2013 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

As a part of his extension, Chung received a $2.4 million signing bonus, and will receive base salaries of $1 million in 2015, $1.4 million in 2016, and $1.8 million in 2017. In addition, Chung will earn $200,000 each season for playing 60 percent of the team's defensive snaps, $500,000 for 70 percent, and $900,000 for 80 percent.

He will also receive a roster bonus of up to $200,000 per season (paid on a per week basis for being on the team's 46-man gameday roster),

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