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Brent Celek | Tight End | #87

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (162) / PHI
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Eagles signed TE Brent Celek to a three-year, $13 million extension through 2018.
The deal includes $6 million guaranteed. There was some speculation Celek would be cut after the Eagles locked up Zach Ertz to a big extension Monday, but he only had to wait a day to get his new deal. The two signings point to how important the tight end position will be in new coach Doug Pederson's offense. The Chiefs consistently used two tight ends while Pederson was in Kansas City, and Travis Kelce was a focal point of the passing offense. Ertz should be the pass-catching weapon in Philadelphia with Celek putting his blocking skills to work as the in-line option. Jan 26 - 1:02 PM

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Brent Celek caught both of his targets for 38 yards in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Giants.

The veteran made a huge grab on the sideline late in the second half. Celek had a couple big games Weeks 10 and 11, catching 11 balls for 213 yards in those two contests. Other than that, he was the wily veteran who caught a pass here and there and handled blocking duties. Celek will turn 31 later this month and has one year left on his contract. He's scheduled to earn $4.925 million in 2016, but the Eagles can save $5 million by cutting him. It's possible Celek will be asked to take a pay cut.
Jan 3 - 9:59 PM

Brent Celek caught his lone target for 18 yards in the Eagles' Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

The Eagles' primary blocking tight end, Celek has been a non-factor with Zach Ertz healthy this season. Celek played fewer than half of the snaps Ertz did on Saturday night, and has caught two or fewer passes in five straight games.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Brent Celek caught 2-of-4 targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 12 loss to the Lions.

Celek tweaked his hip fighting for the goal line on his first quarter score, but remained in the game. Although he's come alive a bit the past two weeks, Celek's TE2 candidacy is still flimsy as best. He won't be a DFS consideration with Zach Ertz (concussion) likely to return for Week 13 against the Patriots.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Brent Celek secured 7-of-10 targets for 79 yards in the Eagles' Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers.

Celek has now turned in back-to-back stat lines of 4-134 and 7-79, and he could continue to see an expanded role in the passing game if Zach Ertz (concussion) doesn't receive medical clearance ahead of Thanksgiving Thursday.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Brent Celek caught 4-of-4 targets for 134 yards in Philadelphia's Week 10 loss to the Dolphins.

The outburst nearly doubled Celek's 2015 yardage total. 60 of his yards came on a first quarter catch where the Dolphins looked like they had never heard of him. The Eagles have been running more two-TE sets in recent weeks, but Celek remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Brent Celek caught his lone target for six yards in the Eagles' Week 1 loss to the Falcons.

Celek is only in the lineup for his end-of-the-line blocking skills.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:17:00 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News said there is a "good chance" Brent Celek leads the Eagles' tight ends in snaps this year.

Just as he has every year since 2009. Chip Kelly reportedly loves Celek, and he offers the Eagles more in the running game than Zach Ertz. Recovering from groin surgery, Ertz may not even suit up early in the season, and when he finally gets back on the field it will again be in a backup role to Celek. Ertz is nothing more than a TE2 flier at this point.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 11:21:00 AM

According to Philly Mag’s Sheil Kapadia, "it's impossible to overstate" how much Chip Kelly loves TE Brent Celek.

That's high praise for a player who contributed just 32 catches last season. It's also not what Zach Ertz owners wanted to hear. Ertz has 1,000-yard potential but is losing out on snaps because of Celek's superior run-blocking. Ertz's ceiling may not be as high with Celek in the mix, but he’s a still player to watch in fantasy, especially with starting quarterback Nick Foles returning from a collarbone injury. Celek will continue to eat up snaps as a blocker in 2015.
Source: Philly Mag
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Brent Celek caught one pass for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win.

It was Celek's first touchdown of the season. Relegated to a strict blocking role, he finishes his fifth NFL season with just 32-340-1. Celek will still likely be back at his $4.725 million salary because he's a valuable on-field piece outside the box score.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Brent Celek was held without a catch in the Eagles' Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.

Celek drew only one target. He enters Week 15 the owner of a 26/272/0 receiving line.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Brent Celek had one catch for seven yards in Week 13 against the Cowboys.

Celek continues to play ahead of Zack Ertz, but wasn't a factor in the pass game. He's yet to score a touchdown this season, and has just 26 catches for 272 yards.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:25:00 PM

Brent Celek caught five passes for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Titans.

Celek picked up a few extra looks as Zach Ertz battled an oblique issue. He remains a team leader and high-snap player due to his blocking, but runs like a Mack truck with a bad engine and has zero touchdowns on the year. Leave him on waivers even in a plus matchup against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Brent Celek caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Green Bay.

Hopefully, you didn't chase Celek's fluky 5-116-0 line from Week 10. He's a blocker in this scheme and now has 20 catches in 10 games.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Brent Celek (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 11 game at Green Bay, as expected.

Celek dinged his ankle late in the Monday night win over the Panthers, the game in which he went off for a 5-116-0 fluke. He'll be fine for his usual blocking role Sunday. There are no surprises in the Eagles inactives: QB Nick Foles, S Earl Wolff, CB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, T Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DE Taylor Hart.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:59:00 PM