Chung is the sixth Patriots’ player to sit out the 2020 season.
Chung, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He spent four years in New England before departing for a three-year deal with the Eagles in 2014.
Chung lasted just a year in Philadelphia before being released and later re-signed by the Patriots. He’s signed multiple extensions with New England.
Chung was set to make base salaries of $2.9 million and $1.9 million over the next two years when he signed a two-year extension through the 2023 season with the Patriots this offseason.
In 2019, Chung appeared in 13 games for the Patriots and recorded 51 tackles, no sacks or interceptions and three pass defenses.