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Week 8 Outlook
Patriots safety Patrick Chung has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Chung won three Super Bowls with the Patriots as a valuable and versatile defender for Bill Belichick. The 33-year-old was a second-round draft choice back in 2009.
Patrick Chung will not play in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Chung joins five other Patriots (including Brandon Bolden and Dont'a Hightower) in choosing to opt out of this season. Those three players were integral to the Patriots' defensive prowess in 2019 and the team will certainly take a huge blow playing without them in 2020.
Patriots S Patrick Chung has agreed to a two-year extension with New England through 2023 that will pay him $3M to sign and $12.8M over the next four years.
Chung has played a total of 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 with the Patriots and one year with Philadelphia in 2013. He’s combined for a total of 778 tackles and 11 interceptions over the course of his career. The 32-year old is now signed with the Patriots through 2023 and will to provide stability in the secondary for a team that consistently puts a good defensive unit on the field each and every season.
Patrick Chung (heel) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Redskins.
Chung will miss his first game of the season. The Patriots defense should be able to handle the Redskins offense without one of their top safeties.
Patriots safety Patrick Chung is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of cocaine possession in Belknap, New Hampshire next Wednesday. He was indicted on the charge, a Class B felony that carries a sentence of 3.5 to 7 years in prison, on August 8th.
Jim Murray of 98.5 The Sports Hub tweeted that, according to a source, on June 25th "Patrick Chung’s home in Meredith had an alarm tripped for a B&E. Police show up to check on the home, have probable cause to enter the home, and ultimately end up finding cocaine, leading to the investigation and indictment." Chung, who signed a contract extension in April, will surely face league discipline.