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Brent Celek Released by Eagles, Will Enter Free Agency

Brent Celek Released by Eagles, Will Enter Free Agency

"Brent Celek defines what it means to be a Philadelphia Eagle".

The Eagles are now strapped for cap space and will stand to save $4 million with Celek's release.

Robinson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2010 and spent five years with the team before playing a season each with the then San Diego Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Eagles this offseason.




Celek, the Eagles' longest-tenured player to that point, was set to cost $5 million against the Eagles' salary cap for 2018. Philadelphia employed this somewhat unusual strategy to bring LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long and others into the fold previous year. Pro Football Focus (via Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton) ranked Celek just 57th out of 69 qualifying tight ends as a run blocker for the 2017 season. He has just 27 receptions for 285 yards and one touchdown in 32 games since 2016.

Celek, 33, is one of the best tight ends in Eagles history. His role has been altered significantly with the emergence of Zach Ertz, with Celek finishing with a career-low total in catches (13) and receiving yards (130) last season. But when looking at how much he's been through since coming on board in 2007, both good and bad, Celek deserves all of the credit in the world for sticking it out with Philadelphia, as he's always been one of the most respected players in the locker room. He had 398 catches for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Numerous players who battled alongside Celek in 2017 to win Super Bowl LII shared glowing thoughts about their now former teammate.


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