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Patrick Chung's contract extension includes $2.4 million signing bonus

The following is a breakdown of safety Patrick Chung's contract extension with the New England Patriots through 2018, via ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates:

Signing bonus: $2.4 million

2016

Base salary: $1.4 million

Per-game roster bonuses: $200,000 ($12,500 per game)

Cap number: $3,187,500 ($100,000 saved)

(No more incnetives for the deal in 2016)

2017

Base salary: $2.5 million

Per-game roster bonuses: $400,000 ($25,000 per game)

Cap number: $4.5 million

2018

Base salary: $2 million

Per-game roster bonuses: $400,000

Incentives: $600,000

Cap number: $3.8 million

ANALYSIS: Chung's second stint with the Patriots (2014-present) has proven to be more productive than his first (2009-2012), and Bill Belichick has previously discussed why that has been the case. A big part of it has been that Chung is being utilized in a way that better accentuates some of his best assets, as he's playing more in the box and has become a key matchup player against opposing tight ends. Meanwhile, Chung has talked about how he's matured and has let things come to him instead of pressing. It's been a win-win situation for both sides. Chung is also one of the team's best tacklers. This deal rewards Chung for his turnaround efforts, putting some up-front money in his pocket, while the team gets an additional year of Chung's services through his 31st birthday. The Patriots now have their top two safeties -- Devin McCourty (2019) and Chung (2018) -- locked up for multiple years.