Patrick Chung declines comment on recent indictment: 'I am here to get ready for the Giants'


FOXBOROUGH -- For the first time since it was revealed Patrick Chung was indicted for possession of cocaine in New Hampshire, the Patriots safety addressed the media Monday afternoon in the Patriots locker room.

Chung declined comment on what happened when asked if he had anything important he wanted to say.

“No. I am here to get ready for the Giants," Chung said. "They have a good team. Running back is a savage, so we have to get ready for him.”

Added Chung: “My mindset is on the Giants.”

Chung pleaded not guilty on Monday and his court date has been moved to November.

Following last Thursday's game, Duron Harmon supported Chung, but the safety didn't want to talk about it.

“Honestly, I have just been here playing football," he said. "We just talk about football, so that is all I am going to talk about. Talk about the Giants.”

Chung has returned to practice without a red non-contact jersey recently as he recovers from offseason surgery.

“It feels good," he said. "It’s a little hard to practice with a red jersey on in pads. It feels good to be able to go out there and get a little physical and use my body a little bit. It’s been good.”

It remains unclear if he will play against the Giants on Thursday and more will be known on his Week 1 status next week.