Chapman has signed a contract extension with the Bombers.
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Essendon veteran Paul Chapman has agreed to a contract extension with the Bombers, ending speculation of a breakdown in contract talks over money.
The Bombers confirmed the 33-year-old has agreed to terms on a one-year extension with the club.
Despite the Herald Sun yesterday reporting that talks had broken down between the two parties, the Bombers were always confident of re-signing the ex-Cat and sent out a statement yesterday to pour cold water over the report.
Chapman said he was excited to get the opportunity to play another year with the Bombers.
“I’m really excited to be playing on for another year with the Bombers,” Chapman told the club’s website.
“After playing 20 games this year, my body and mind still feel really good. I felt I had a really productive first year at the club and hopefully the coaches felt that I played the role they needed me to.
“I’m looking forward to going around again with the boys and getting stuck in to the pre-season.”
Chapman played 20 games in his first year at the Bombers after 251 appearances with Geelong between 2000 and 2013.