Now, the official terms of the deal were released this morning. He signed a three-year deal worth $10 million dollars.
He is expected to make $4.25 million guaranteed in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. And will make a combined $2.85 million roster bonus, as well, in those two years.
This deal confirms that the Eagles expect that Chung will be a starter for the next few years. And his signing brings the Birds their best safety since Brian Dawkins left the team via free agency several years ago.
The safety position was one of the main positions that the Eagles needed to address in this free agent crop. In recent years, the safety position has been one of the worst positions on the team.
Nate Allen played well during the 2010 season. But since then, it has been downhill over the past two seasons.
It is not clear whether the struggles were due to the talent or the scheme of former head coach Andy Reid. Kurt Coleman has showed leadership skills, as a safety, in the past two years at times, but he is better off as a reserve.
Chung is already familiar with new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who was the offensive coordinator during the time that Chung played at Oregon. Chung became available to sign with the Eagles after he had a falling out with the Patriots coaching staff.
Chung is now the best safety on the Eagles roster.