Friday January 9th, 2015

The New England Patriots signed starting safety Patrick Chung to a three-year contract extension worth up to $8.2 million, reports ESPN.com's Field Yates.

According to the report, Chung will receive $3.4 million in guaranteed money. 

This season, Chung was third on the team with 85 total tackles while playing all 16 games. He also had seven passes defended and one interception.

Chung, 27, spent his first four seasons with the Patriots after being drafted by the team in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

He played one season with the Philadelphia Eagles before being released last March and re-signing with the Patriots. In six NFL seasons, Chung has 383 tackles and eight interceptions. 

The team also signed Patriots running back and special teamer Brandon Bolden to a two-year, $2.32M extension through the 2016 season, according to Yates.

The Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the AFC Divisional Playoff.

- Scooby Axson

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