“I’m glad to be back. It’s like family here,” Chung said via conference call Thursday afternoon. “It feels like home. I love the fans, I love the coaches, I love the environment, I love the city so, it’s like a blessing.”
Chung is one of several disappointing second-round picks for New England over the past several years, joining the likes of Darius Butler, Ron Brace, Terrance Wheatley, Jermaine Cunningham and Ras-I Dowling. He was selected with the first of four second-rounders back in 2009 (only
“I can’t really tell you why things didn’t work out in Philly,” Chung said. “But now that this is happening I feel it’s a better fit here. I know the system, I know the coaches and it’s a good environment. I’m back in the city that gave me a chance. I feel like it’s home.”
With Steve Gregory released, Chung will have an opportunity to compete for a spot on a safety depth chart that is rather thin at the moment.
Chung would seem to provide a better alternative on defense but will likely be in a battle to secure a roster spot.
“I have no expectations,” Chung said when asked about his potential role. “Whatever Bill [Belichick] needs me to do to help the team win I’m OK with it. Whatever my role is I’m good. I’m not worried about any distractions.”