Brent Celek
TE FA
9 months ago

The Eagles have released Celek, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow tight end Trey Burton slated to sign with the Bears, the Eagles will need to add dept at the position, but Zach Ertz -- who caught 74 passes in 14 games in 2017 -- does at least remain with the Super Bowl champs. Celek caught just 13 passes for 130 yards and a TD this past season, but the 33-year-old figures to catch on elsewhere, where his blocking prowess could remain an asset.

Brent Celek
TE FA
9 months ago

Celek, who has a cap hit of $5 million for the 2018 season, doesn't intend to retire, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Celek has missed just one game in his 11-year career, but his salary and associated costs to the Eagles' financials forecast a restructure of his current contract with fellow tight end Trey Burton set to explore unrestricted free agency in the offseason. Nearly seven years Celek's junior, Burton's receiving ability will be valuable on the open market after striking for five touchdowns last season. Celek's veteran status certainly is valuable within Philadelphia's blocking schemes, but a pay cut may be required to remain with the only organization he's ever known.

Brent Celek
TE FA
10 months ago

Celek finished the 2017 regular season with 13 receptions on 24 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old took a pay cut before the season to remain with Philadelphia and it paid off big time with a Super Bowl win. Unfortunately, with Zach Ertz and Trey Burton ahead of him in terms of target share, the Cincinnati product's numbers also took a hit. Celek has a year remaining on the three-year deal he signed in 2016 and could be in line for an uptick in production if Burton leaves in free agency, but it is Ertz's health alone that will determine whether any other tight end on this team is relevant in 2018.

Brent Celek
TE FA
12 months ago

Celek wasn't targeted while playing 23 of the Eagles' 68 offensive snaps (34 percent) in Sunday's 34-29 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Both Celek and Trey Burton logged over 50 percent snap shares in last week's victory over the Rams while Zach Ertz (concussion) was sidelined, but the former two players unsurprisingly saw their usage decline Sunday with Ertz back in the fold. While Celek was able to score his first touchdown of the season against Los Angeles while getting targeted three times, he worked almost exclusively as a blocker this week with Ertz and Burton representing the team's clear top two receiving options at tight end. It's hard to envision Celek having a meaningful role in the Eagles' passing attack the rest of the way so long as his competition remains healthy.

Brent Celek
TE FA
1 year ago

Celek caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

With Zach Ertz and Carson Wentz's rapport evident since late last season, Celek is more of a blocking tight end for the Eagles at this point in his career. It is worth noting that the eight-year veteran saw more snaps and targets than Trey Burton, who had surpassed Celek as a receiving option last season. Nevertheless, Celek probably won't contribute much to fantasy teams this season.

Brent Celek
TE FA
2 years ago

Celek agreed to a decrease in his 2017 base salary from $4 million to $3 million, CSN Philly reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move opens up more cap space for the Eagles, and the 32-year-old remains with the only NFL team he has ever known. Although listed as the number-two tight end on the Eagles' depth chart, Celek was surpassed as a receiving option last season by third-year TE Trey Burton, who was targeted 60 times compared to Celek's 19. Barring injury to starter Zach Ertz, Celek's 2017 role should mostly come as a blocker.

Brent Celek
TE FA
2 years ago

Celek had one catch for nine yards on two targets in Sunday's 27-13 win over Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Celek hasn't seen much action this season as the third pass catching option at tight end for the Eagles, behind Zach Ertz and Trey Burton. In what was his 10th season, Celek finished with 14 catches on 19 targets for 155 yards and no touchdowns, all career lows.

Brent Celek
TE FA
2 years ago

Celek secured all three of his targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 24-19 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end, once one of the NFL's better receiving options at the position, has seen a considerable downturn in recent seasons. However, he was a relevant part of the passing game Thursday, albeit in modest fashion. The three catches actually equaled a season high that Celek had established way back in Week 3, while the 27 yards served as his second-highest total in that category this season. Primarily a blocker and secondary target these days, Celek is tallying career lows in receptions (10) and yards (119) this season, and will finish a campaign without a score for the first time in his 10-year career if he's unable to get into the end zone against the Cowboys in the season finale on New Year's Day.

Brent Celek
TE FA
2 years ago

Celek caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Both Zach Ertz and Trey Burton sit ahead of Celek on the pass-catching pecking order at tight end, making him fairly irrelevant in most fantasy formats.

Brent Celek
TE FA
2 years ago

According to Eagles coach Doug Pederson, Celek is expected to play Thursday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Celek suffered a stringer in Week 14 but was able to play in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, catching his lone target for five yards. After that involvement, news that Celek is slated to suit up again Thursday comes as no surprise.