Brent Celek TE PHI 7 Months

Brent Celek may have to accept a contract restructure to stay with the Eagles.

Celek was a valuable blocker in the Chip Kelly offense this season, consistently excelling in his prescribed role and operating as a true team leader. But he's owed $4 million in 2014, a high number for a guy that caught just 32 passes and set a six-year low in targets with 50. Blocking tight ends don't get that kind of coin. Trent Cole and Jason Avant are also candidates for restructure.

Brent Celek TE PHI 7 Months

Brent Celek caught two passes for 16 yards in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.

Celek was a coach's favorite and continued to play just about every snap in his seventh season with the Eagles, but his role changed dramatically under new coach Chip Kelly. The plodder was mostly a blocker as he saw just 50 targets, a low-water mark since he got 38 in 2008. It makes sense, as Zach Ertz was drafted to be the pass-catching tight end. With Ertz figuring to take a big leap in year two, Celek's role will be reduced even further in 2014. He won't be a fantasy option.

Brent Celek TE PHI 7 Months

Brent Celek had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Cowboys.

Celek caught a 35-yard pass and scored from 14 yards out on consecutive plays at the end of the first half. He tied Jason Avant for a team-high five times in the passing game. Celek finishes with 32 receptions, 502 yards, and six touchdowns in his first season in coach Chip Kelly's offense. He'll continue to be used in a committee with Zach Ertz in Saturday's Wild Card game against the Saints.

Brent Celek TE PHI 7 Months

Brent Celek caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Bears.

Brent Celek TE PHI 7 Months

Brent Celek caught one pass for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

Celek's lone catch and target was on a back-side tight end screen. He continues to be a blocker in Chip Kelly's scheme, ceding pass-catching duties to rookie Zach Ertz.

Brent Celek TE PHI 7 Months

OC Pat Shurmur continues to single out Brent Celek for his blocking.

Celek was an average (at best) blocker early in his career, but his embraced his new role in Chip Kelly's offense. Along with a dominant and healthy offensive line, the tight end is a big reason LeSean McCoy leads the NFL in rushing. Of course, this role has taken Celek off the fantasy radar completely as he's averaging 1.9 catches for 26.7 yards on the season. When the Eagles want to throw to their tight end, they bring in rookie Zach Ertz.

Brent Celek TE PHI 8 Months

Brent Celek caught two passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Lions.

Brent Celek TE PHI 8 Months

Brent Celek caught four passes for 29 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.

Celek's touchdown came on a goal-line play from one yard out. But when the Eagles were drawing up chunk plays for their tight ends, rookie Zach Ertz got the call. Celek is on pace for just 30 catches, 425 yards and five touchdowns heading into Week 14. He's not worth an add.

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Brent Celek caught one pass for a 42-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins.

On Celek's lone target of the day, he got a deceptive screen with blockers in front. The burly, lead-footed tight end looked like Usain Bolt as he sprinted past a pathetic Redskins defense to the house. It doesn't change the fact that Celek, who has 19 catches in 11 games this year, is a TE3.

Brent Celek TE PHI 8 Months

Brent Celek (hip) is listed as probable for Week 11 against the Redskins.

Celek has been limited in practice all week. He'll play Sunday. Celek caught a touchdown against Washington in Week 1 but is more TE3 than TE2.