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Jason Kelce | Center | #62

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 295
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (191) / PHI
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Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski "thinks" the Eagles will still trade C Jason Kelce before Week 1.
Kempski left the door open for Kelce to remain with the team, but the Eagles have a glut of centers and could flip Kelce to a team dealing with an injury or need. Kelce's name has popped up this week in connection with the Saints, who just lost C Max Unger to foot surgery, but New Orleans will want to get a firmer timetable on Unger before swinging a deal. Kelce turns 30 this year and is signed through 2020. Philly would certainly want a mid-round pick in exchange. May 10 - 12:31 PM

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Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com confirms the Eagles will not release C Jason Kelce.

There was speculation the Eagles might part ways with Kelce after signing Stefen Wisniewski to a three-year deal, but it looks like he's safe for now. He'll continue to start at center with Wisniewski expected to see most of his snaps at left guard. Kelce is under contract through 2020.
Mar 10 - 3:59 PM

Coach Doug Pederson expects C Jason Kelce to remain with the Eagles.

There were rumblings the Eagles could move on from Kelce, but that remains unlikely. Kelce is coming off a down year but is still one of the better centers in the league. Releasing Kelce would save the Eagles just $3.8 million.
Mar 1 - 4:34 PM

Eagles EVP Howie Roseman said he did not see "any decline in play" from C Jason Kelce.

Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice reports the Eagles will look to move on from Kelce and his $6.2 million cap hit, but Roseman had nothing but praise for his center. "He's going to the Pro Bowl. His peers have had him as a second-team alternate. That shows you the respect he's had in this league," Roseman said. "We're not talking about a guy who's 35 or 36, older than that. You see his ability to play in space, his explosiveness. Ultimate team guy." Roseman could just be talking Kelce up to maintain a trade market, but it does not sound like he will be quick to cut the long-time starter.
Jan 26 - 9:28 AM

Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice reports the Eagles "are considering moving on" from C Jason Kelce.

It would be a surprising move which ultimately would not save the cap-strapped Eagles very much money. Philly would gain $3.8 million against the cap by releasing or trading Kelce, and that number would grow to $5 million if he is designated a post-June 1 cut. Neither total seems like enough to move on from one of the better centers in the game, even if he is coming off a down year. Kelce just turned 29 in November.
Jan 17 - 9:24 AM

Eagles C Jason Kelce called the team's offensive line play a "disgrace."

"Bottom line is our defense plays good enough, our offense struggles to move the ball when we don't do our job," Kelce said. "And right now we don't run the ball when we need to, we don't pass block when we need to, and it's a disgrace right now." Sam Bradford got the offense going in the second half of the Week 4 loss the Redskins, but the Eagles struggled to run the ball after taking a 20-16 lead early in the fourth quarter and could not protect Bradford on a failed comeback drive. With LT Jason Peters (quad) and RT Lane Johnson (knee) now banged up, it is unlikely to offensive line play improves anytime in the near future.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 08:44:00 AM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (groin) is listed as probable for Week 9.

It's a big plus for LeSean McCoy's run blocking in a date with the Texans.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 01:45:00 PM

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, it's "pretty much a certainty" that C Jason Kelce (sports-hernia surgery) returns for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Speaking Tuesday, Kelce called himself a game-time decision, but he's been running with the first-team offense in this week's practices. Barring a setback, he should be active for the first time since Week 3. It's excellent timing with RG Todd Herremans battling a biceps injury.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (sports-hernia operation) calls himself a game-time decision for Week 9.

"I'm going to push it this week and see where I'm at," Kelce said after Tuesday's practice, where he ran with the first team. That would indicate that, barring setbacks, he's going to start against the Texans. Kelce's return would be another huge boost for an Eagles rushing attack that's been slowly turning itself around in recent weeks.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (sports hernia surgery) practiced in full on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Kelce isn't expected to play against the Cardinals, but is on track to resume starting in Week 9. He's going to be a major upgrade to an interior line that's struggled to run block. The Eagles are also hoping to get LG Evan Mathis (knee) back within the next two weeks.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 08:17:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (sports hernia surgery) is practicing Tuesday.

Kelce was originally targeting Week 10 for his return, but appears to be ahead of schedule. PFF's No. 1 center from a year ago will do wonders to stabilize an offensive line that is finally getting healthier. LG Evan Mathis (knee) is reportedly doing well and could be back by Week 10.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (sports hernia surgery) is expected to return in Week 10.

Kelce has "progressed well" from surgery and could end up missing only five games. His return will be a major upgrade for an offensive line that's struggled to run block. The Eagles will also get RT Lane Johnson (four-game suspension) back this week.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce needs surgery to repair a sports hernia.

It's the latest blow to a mangled Eagles offensive line. Kelce will reportedly be out 6-8 weeks, leaving David Molk to step in at center. This is a unit that was already without RT Lane Johnson (4-game suspension), RT Allen Barbre (ankle) and stud LG Evan Mathis (knee). An offensive line that was nothing short of dominant last season is now playing at a bottom-five level.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Eagles C Jason Kelce left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins in the third quarter with an abdominal injury and is done for the day.

Kelce appeared to pull his abdominal, and walked gingerly to the locker room. It's another huge concern for a battered Eagles offensive line that has already lost Evan Mathis and Allen Barbre to injury. They're not playing ay anywhere near the dominant level they were at in 2013.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Eagles signed C Jason Kelce to a six-year, $37.5 million contract extension.

Kelce had one year at $645,000 remaining on his rookie deal, so this is really a seven-year contract that takes the 26-year-old through 2020. The deal includes $13 million guaranteed and puts Kelce among the top-five centers in the league in terms of both guaranteed money and average annual salary. It's fair compensation. Kelce busted out in a big way in 2013, emerging as PFF's No. 1 center while anchoring the league's most dominant run-blocking line. Additionally, centers tend to age better than just about any position in football. The Eagles now have their entire talented starting offensive line locked up through at least 2016, which is fantastic news for LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 09:11:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Matt McGloin
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Darren Sproles
3Ryan Mathews
4Wendell Smallwood
5Donnel Pumphrey
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Wendell Smallwood
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Torrey Smith
3Paul Turner
4Bryce Treggs
5Byron Marshall
WR21Jordan Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
3Nelson Agholor
4Mack Hollins
5Shelton Gibson
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Anthony Denham
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
3Dillon Gordon
LG1Isaac Seumalo
2Allen Barbre
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
3Aaron Neary
4Tyler Orlosky
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
3Darrell Greene
4Dallas Thomas
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
3Taylor Hart
K1Caleb Sturgis