Pat Chung's Contract Details Announced

Dilip Vishwanat

Details from Mike Reiss. Contract is extremely team-friendly.

ESPN's Mike Reiss has announced the details of the Patriots contract with strong safety Pat Chung. It's a one year deal with the following economics:

$740k base

$60k signing bonus

$60k workout bonus

$240k roster bonus ($15k per game)

That $740k base represents a hair above the veterans minimum of $730k. He'll earn his real money by making the team and being active for each week.

With such a low signing bonus, it's clear that Chung is viewed as a camp body with little demand on the market. $60k is a drop in the bucket and Chung should be given every opportunity to make the roster on such a low cost deal.

The potential fallout includes the future of current special teams and fellow second round safety Tavon Wilson and veteran safety Adrian Wilson and his $1.833 million cap hit.

Chung isn't going to be handed any playing time and I look forward to him finding what once made him a great defensive player.

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