The New England Patriots are not only busy preparing for tomorrow's Divisional Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, they are also busy doing business. According to ESPN Boston's Field Yates, the team has extended the contracts of strong safety Patrick Chung and running back/special teamer Brandon Bolden:
Chung's 3-year extension looks as follows:
Source: the Patriots have signed starting S Patrick Chung to a 3-year extension through 2017 worth up to $8.2M, with $3.4M guaranteed.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 9, 2015
Chung, a former second-round pick by the Patriots (2009), re-joined the team this year after having spent the 2013 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. On the season, Chung has registered 89 tackles and 1 interception.
Bolden's contract, on the other hand, is a 2-year deal:
Source: the Patriots have signed RB Brandon Bolden to a 2-year, $2.32M extension through 2016. A top special teamer for them.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 9, 2015
Bolden, who is with the Patriots since 2012, was set to enter restricted free agency after this year. He joins Jonas Gray, LeGarrette Blount, James White and Tyler Gaffney as the running backs under contract in 2015.