Former Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung is returning to New England.
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The Patriots have agreed to terms with Chung, Tom Curran of CSN New England reported. The team later announced the signing.
Chung lasted just one year into a three-year, $10 million contract signed with Philadelphia last March. He was a weak link in the Eagles' secondary, failing to generate a single turnover and often getting lost in coverage.
Although he's still just 26 years old, Chung has regressed since showing signs of promise after the Patriots selected him in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Increasingly injury prone, he's missed at least four games in each of the past three seasons.
The Patriots were in the market for safety depth after releasing Steve Gregory, but Chung is unlikely to be guaranteed a roster spot -- much less a starting job.
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