Which Eagle needs to see less playing time in 2014?


I wrote about him last week, but I can’t resist it. Not only was Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung the biggest disappointment of 2013, but he also should see less playing in 2014.

The free agent acquisition from last offseason showed absolutely nothing that should warrant any sort of consideration for a starting job next year. And I can’t even give him the benefit of the doubt because he was injured.

When he was on the field, Chung was inconsistent — he missed too many tackles, blew too many assignments in coverage and was more of a liability out there than anything. If the Eagles had a revolving door at the position even before Chung came to town, he did nothing but spin it faster in 2013.

If I were a betting man, I’d put money on Chung not being welcomed back next year.

He only made $715,000 last season. If he was slated to get that this year, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Eagles kept him around. He’d be a depth player, though.

But he’s not — Chung will earn $3.2 million in 2014, quite the jump up from his salary in his first year with Philadelphia. His cap hit is the same as well, so there seems to be no reason why he’ll be sticking around.

If less playing time means no playing time, then Patrick Chung is the one Eagle who should see less playing time in 2014.

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