Chung wrote in an Instagram post “it’s time to start a new life. Patriot until I die!!! Love you all.”
He also thanked Coach Bill Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the post, writing “thank you for giving me the opportunity to play for your team for 11 years. I love you. Bill for teaching me life on and off the field, I will not forget that.”
Chung went on to thank his teammates and others that are part of the organization.
Chung decided not to play during the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. He was first drafted by the Patriots in 2009. He spent one season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 before returning to the Patriots.
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