Eagles Sign Jones, Release Chung

Eagles Safety Patrick Chung on field
The Eagles re-signed punter Donnie Jones to a three-year deal just minutes after the official start of free agency, and released safety Patrick Chung.

Jones was only able to sign a minimum-salary deal prior to the start of the league year, hence why nothing was struck until now. He was highly effective in 2013, and set a team record for punts downed inside the 20 (33). The previous high was 31 by Jeff Feagles in ’93. His new contract is reportedly worth upwards of $6 million.

Chung was a disappointment. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal (with a bit over $6 million reportedly guaranteed) last offseason and  began the year as the starter opposite Nate Allen, but injured his shoulder in late September against Kansas City and was largely ineffective thereafter. He was scheduled to make $3.25 million this season ($1 million guaranteed). The contract did include offset language, per cap expert Joel Corry, so the Eagles should be able to recoup some of that money.

There are currently only two safeties on the roster — Earl Wolff and Keelan Johnson. That promises to change soon.

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  • Mike aka Wazdakka777

    “There are currently only two safeties on the roster — Earl Wolff and Keelan Johnson. That promises to change soon.” , lol Ya sooner than you can post!!!!

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Have to imagine that they aren’t done yet addressing safety position. But would need to be someone of equal caliber as Jenkins to be significant upgrade there.

    • GEAGLE

      Impossible.l.we ain’t going into the draft with only Wolff and Jenk…need to sign ATleast one more

  • TXEaglesFan

    Good appetizer information on Jones and Chung! Now onto the main course!

  • distantfires

    Unreal. Chung’s *agent* belongs in the H-O-F.

  • Joe from Easton

    Jenkins sings for 3 years, 16.25 million. 8.5 Million guaranteed.

    • Joe from Easton


      • GEAGLE

        We ain’t done signing safeties,,,who is the question..,Byrd on the surface would be an odd pairing, but Wolff will have a role whether he is 2 or 3, so you could do some crazy things in subpackages with two cover safeties like Jenkins/Byrd..although I don’t feel as confident. Mitchell? Major Wright? Revis? Talib?

        • Richard Colton

          Browns making a push for Revis. Revis & Joe Hayden? Better be able to run the ball when you play Cleveland.

    • GEAGLE

      5mil signing bonus

  • Richard Colton

    Minutes still too long for Donnie Jones.

  • JeryfromYorkPa

    Eagles sign Malcolm Jenkins!!!

  • Tom W

    Wow reports tj ward only got 5.5 mil a yr …. If that’s true eagles sure did overpay for the pupu mid level m Jenkins …. Can’t be right but if it is we really missed an opportunity to get a better player in ward than Jenkins

  • Eagles4Life

    Jairus Byrd is on his was to New Orleans for a visit.

    • Richard Colton

      diminutive accurate QB with lots of targets? check
      Two outstanding, big, talented safties? check
      See someone is copying the Seattle blueprint. Its the team that’s already won one.