Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung (23) talks with cornerback Cary Williams (26) during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Chung: "I'm Glad To Be Back"

Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung (25) during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots signed safety Patrick Chung yesterday, in a move that surprised just about every Patriots fan alive. Chung played with New England for four seasons, before joining with the Eagles last year.

Chung spoke with the media yesterday via conference call. Here are a few quotes: (via Doug Kyed of NESN)

“I got the call and I was excited. I was happy, I was relieved. It was a very, very, very easy decision. It didn’t really take much.”

“I’m glad to be back, man. It’s like family here. It feels like home. I love the fans, I love the coaches, love the environment, love the city.”

On what he may have to do with New England:

“If it’s special teams, if it’s defense — whatever my role is here, I’m OK with it. I’m in the place I want to be. That’s good for me. I’m not worried about all the distractions, ‘Am I going to be playing? Am I going to be doing this?’ Whatever I can do to help the team win, I’m good.”

I personally think that Chung may not even be on the Pats roster come opening day. He will be competing with Adrian Wilson, and Tavon Wilson for the third and fourth safety spots, and I like both of them over Chung.

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  • Willy

    It would appear at first blush that the Pats have taken the “Whatever sticks to the wall” approach when it comes to the Safety position. Id be surprised if any of them make the team or perhaps I should say I dont want any of them to make the team, LOL but really, why is Bill being so wreckless with the Safety position? He doesnt seem to take the position seriously or he wouldve added better talent then Chung or wouldnt keep what we have on the roster (the Wilsons). Confusing… as there were several much better Safeties available in Mikell, Bell, Adams, Wright & Decoud but Bill didnt want to invest a little more money, why??

    • Paul V. Suffriti

      I really don’t think he will make it any further than training camp. I would be surprised if he made it through preseason and was on the roster for the regular season. His talent at the Safety position is severely lacking and would be a liability in the middle of the field. There are only 53 players on the roster and Pats need more quality depth at the DT and DE positions….O-line.