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The Patriots entered this offseason with outstanding depth at their safety position. They’ll finish this offseason with even more security with this valuable position in their secondary.
On Wednesday, the Pats signed Patrick Chung to a two-year extension through 2023, a person with knowledge of the move told the USA TODAY Network. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing was not yet official. ESPN first reported the deal.
The strong safety was already signed through 2021.
Chung, 32, will receive a $3 million signing bonus with the new contract. He’ll be owed $12.8 million over the next four years. The ramifications of the move, however, extend beyond the amount of years on Chung’s contract. According to ESPN, this deal creates an extra $925,000 in cap space for the Patriots, who came into Wednesday with just $630,880 in cap room.
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