Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung (23) sits on the bench after the game against the New Orleans Saints during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign Patrick Chung

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung (23) looks down during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

According to Tom Curran of CSNNE, the New England Patriots have signed safety Patrick Chung.

I honestly don’t get this move. Yes, the Pats are lacking depth at the safety position, but Patrick Chung is not a good football player. Duron Harmon is a much better option at this point, even though he is only in his second year in the NFL. Harmon has shown that he can cover well, hold up against the run, and more importantly, he has picked up the Patriots defensive system fairly quickly. Chung is a physical guy, which is nice, but that is the only positive trait he brings to the table. As of right now, Chung would be the fourth safety on Bill Belichick’s defense, sitting behind Devin McCourty, Harmon, and Tavon Wilson.

In his five year career, Chung has totaled 202 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks, and one defensive touchdown.

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  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    I was happy when they let him walk. He has little value and I cannot understand this move…..one less spot on the roster for a good depth player (DT,DE) Unless he gets cut during training camp….I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    • Cyrus Geller

      100% agree. I don’t get this move at all.