Report: Patrick Chung considered retirement before signing extension

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On Wednesday, it was reported Patrick Chung and the Patriots agreed to a two-year extension keeping him in New England until the end of the 2023 season. 

But, also reported on Wednesday was the safety thought about hanging his cleats up for good before agreeing to the extension.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Chung considered retirement this offseason.

Chung, 32, has been banged up each of the last few years, but is one of the toughest players on the Patriots roster. Despite a number of different injuries, he's managed to play at least 15 games in five of the last six seasons.

The length of the contract will take him to when he's 36 years old and it's unclear if he wants to play that long. To that point, it's worth wondering if some of the later years on the deal are void years.

Chung is entering his seventh year in his second stint with the Patriots, as he played the first four years of his career with the organization before spending 2013 with the Eagles.