Editor’s Picks Patriots add DE Clayborn, RB Hill, sources say The Patriots have reached agreements with DE Adrian Clayborn, RB Jeremy Hill and OT Matt Tobin, sources told ESPN.
Chung, who turns 31 in August, was referred to by Bill Belichick this past season as one of the best players in the NFL and is valued for his toughness and versatility.
He was scheduled to earn $2 million this season and have a salary-cap charge of $3.8 million.
The Patriots have some top players set for free agency in 2019, a group headlined by receivers Brandin Cooks, defensive end Trey Flowers and starting right guard Shaq Mason.
To all my olinemen, you guys deserve the credit for anything that I received credit for.
I thank you for helping make my career.
To all the trainers, team docs, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, body gurus thanks for making sure I was on the field.
To all the people who made my life easier at the facility (ops, pr, equipment staff, cafe workers, custodians) thanks and your work doesn’t go unnoticed.
The defensive back rejected the offer and accepted a one-year deal from the Houston Texans worth $6.5 million, with up to $500,000 in incentives if he plays in all 16 games.
There isn’t a substantial difference between the two figures, but more often than not, NFL players try to obtain the most lucrative deal in free agency.
Mathieu reportedly wanted to sign with a team that values defensive football, and apparently found a fit in Texans DC Romeo Crennel’s scheme.
Still just 25 years old, the former third-round selection adds a versatile chess piece to a talented Houston defense.
It was the ninth meeting between Nickal and Martin with Nickal winning six of the previous eight. Nickal and Martin did not meet in last year’s NCAA Championships with Nickal winning the title and Martin finishing fifth.
“I think about that match (freshman year) every day almost,” said Martin. “It’s something that sticks in my mind. I feel that, one of my goals was to be a four-time national champion coming to Penn State.