Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
7 days ago

Celek caught one pass for 17 yards on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Signed to a three-year, $13 million contract in the offseason, Celek is one of the league's more valuable No. 2 tight ends, but it's now clear he's a distant second to Zach Ertz. Celek's role should be very similar to the one he filled last season, when he caught 27 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
7 months ago

Celek agreed to a three-year, $13 million contract to stay with the Eagles, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal reportedly includes $6 million guaranteed, which shows just how much the Eagles value the 31-year-old Celek, even though Zach Ertz has emerged as the team's primary tight end. Celek's days as a useful fantasy contributor may be numbered, but he's still an important part of the Philadelphia running game, with solid hands to boot.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
8 months ago

Celek caught two passes for 38 yards in Sunday's season-ending win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Celek finished with 58 more yards and two more touchdowns than last season, and he will likely be a fair bench tight end option for the rest of his career. But Zach Ertz established himself as the Eagles' top tight end this season, taking 16 percent more snaps than Celek, and Celek's days as a starting tight end are more than likely officially over.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
8 months ago

Celek caught one pass for 18 yards in Saturday's 38-24 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday marked Celek's fourth straight game with just one catch. He put up solid numbers for a blocking-focused veteran tight end earlier in the year, but fellow tight end Zach Ertz has asserted himself as one of the Eagles' most potent weapons. Celek's time as the team's starting tight end may be dwindling.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
8 months ago

Celek caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Celek's marginalization rolls on. He is very clearly the No. 2 tight end option in the Eagles' offense at this point, and with touches going to a stable of running backs and numerous wide receivers ahead of him on the team's hierarchy, Celek is unlikely to see another big day with quarterback Sam Bradford operating the team's offense.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
8 months ago

Celek caught one pass for one yard in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Celek continues to be pushed to the fringes of the Eagles' offense as quarterback Sam Bradford keeps gelling with tight end Zach Ertz and the Eagles' running game keeps producing. Celek is a block-first tight end who had a few big games in the middle of the season with quarterback Mark Sanchez, but Bradford likes Ertz as a target, and will likely look his way instead of Celek's as the season continues.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
9 months ago

Celek caught one pass for 16 yards in Sunday's 35-28 win over the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

In an ideal Eagles offense, Celek is not the primary target for quarterback Sam Bradford. After a few weeks of impressive production, he was tempered in the Eagles' win over New England because the focus of the offense shifted to a finally-successful run game, which is what head coach Chip Kelly wants. Whether that success will be sustained remains to be seen, but it seems as if Celek's outburst is behind him and unlikely to be duplicated.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
9 months ago

Celek made two catches (on four targets) for 10 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's blowout loss in Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Celek was relatively quiet this season until Sam Bradford suffered a concussion and AC joint sprain in Week 10, which forced Mark Sanchez into action. Including Thursday's outing, Celek resumed his connection with Sanchez, racking up 13 catches (on 18 targets) for 223 yards and one touchdown over the past three games. With Bradford expected to return in Week 13 and Zach Ertz embroiled in the concussion protocol, the duo could be active in the Eagles' next contest on Dec. 6 at New England. If that comes to pass, Celek would almost assuredly revert to the periphery of the passing attack.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
9 months ago

Celek caught seven passes for 79 yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Celek caught 79 yards' worth of passes for the second straight week, and has turned into the Eagles' most productive pass-catching weapon in the past three games. The veteran tight end has 18 catches for 292 yards in his past three games; with wide receiver Jordan Matthews and tight end Zach Ertz drawing the focus of opposing defenses' coverage, Celek has been free to pile up yards in a big way. If Ertz doesn't play on Thanksgiving, Celek could see more defensive attention from Detroit.

Brent Celek
TE PHI (4)
9 months ago

Celek caught seven of 10 targets for 79 yards in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The catch and target tallies were far and away Celek's largest of the season and, coming off of a very solid performance against Miami, the veteran tight end has now racked up 213 receiving yards in his past two games after totaling just 71 in the first eight contests of the season. Celek's larger role in Philadelphia's offense on Sunday had a lot to do with Zach Ertz leaving the game with a concussion. With Philadelphia having to turn around and play Detroit on Thanksgiving, it is hard to imagine Ertz being cleared in time. If it turns out that Ertz can't go, expect Celek to take a big chunk of Ertz's targets, which rank second on the team at over six per game.