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Jason Kelce | Center

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 295
College: Cincinnati
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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. Feb 27 - 9:11 AM

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The Philadelphia Inquirer wouldn't be surprised if a contract extension for C Jason Kelce is announced soon.

Left tackle Jason Peters signed a four-year extension Wednesday, ensuring he won't hit the free agent market in 2015. Look for the Eagles to execute a similar path with Kelce. He's just 26 years old and coming off a breakout season that saw him grade out as PFF's No. 1 center.
Feb 26 - 11:15 AM

CSN Philly expects the Eagles and C Jason Kelce to hammer out a long-term contract extension before the season.

Kelce is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which is currently scheduled to pay him a base salary of $645,000. After missing 14 games in 2012 with a torn ACL, Kelce came back to start all 16 games this past season and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 center. He could command $5 million annually.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 8 - 10:37 AM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (knee) has been medically cleared for full participation at training camp.

Kelce tore his ACL during Week 2 last season, one of the first dominoes to fall in the Eagles' season to forget. He may be eased in and will wear braces on both of his knees, but his health no longer appears an issue. Kelce is part of an offensive line that has a chance to make a major leap forward this season.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Eagles C Jason Kelce is "fully recovered" from last year's MCL tear and partially torn MCL.

Kelce was limited at minicamp, but has been medically cleared and will be a full-go for training camp. Now a third-year player, the Eagles believe Kelce is ascending and an ideal athletic fit for Chip Kelly's up-tempo offensive attack.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (knee surgery) and LG Evan Mathis (ankle surgery) are getting in "some" reps in minicamp.

Neither appears to be going full speed quite yet, but it's a good sign ahead of training camp. LT Jason Peters has also resumed practicing after missing time to attend to a personal matter. Slowly but surely, the Eagles are getting their injury-ravaged offensive line back to full health. That's a good thing for coach Chip Kelly, and an even better thing for Michael Vick.
Source: CSN Philly
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 08:36:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (knee surgery) isn't quite 100 percent just yet.

Kelce tore his MCL and partially tore his ACL last September, but OL coach Jeff Stoutland says he's "very close" to full health. Kelce has been limited to individual drills at OTAs, but we'd expect him to be cleared for minicamp. Kelce is expected to wear a brace this season.
Sat, May 25, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (MCL tear, partial ACL tear) is limited to individual drills at OTAs.

Coach Chip Kelly "isn't sure" when Kelce will be cleared for team drills, but he remains on pace to be ready for training camp. On paper, the athletic Kelce is a very strong fit for Kelly's high-octane offense.
Mon, May 13, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (MCL tear, partial ACL tear) to be fully cleared in a month to a month and a half.

"Not all healed up yet," said Kelce, who is five months removed from surgery. "I’m probably about a month, month-and-a-half before I am cleared for football activity. I am full-go in the weight room, full-go in the training room. On the field is the last area where I still have to go full-go." Kelce appeared to be emerging as one of the NFL's best young centers before the injury.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (torn ACL) expects to be ready for training camp.

Kelce started running three weeks ago, and he'll soon begin doing plyometrics and cutting on his surgically-repaired right knee. "Right now, the target date with how I've been rehabbing is somewhere in the minicamps," said Kelce. "The first one I might be a little bit limited, but the second one, we'll go for it."
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (torn ACL) has been cleared to resume running.

Kelce is on pace in his rehab after going down in Week 2, and should be ready for the beginning of camp. It's possible he'll spend some time on the active/PUP list, but it would be very surprising if he opened the regular season on reserve/PUP. A svelte (for a center) 6-foot-3, 282 pounds, the third-year pro should help anchor new coach Chip Kelly's fast-paced attack in 2013.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Eagles C Jason Kelce (injured reserve) underwent surgery Thursday, October 18 to repair his torn ACL and MCL.

Kelce was placed on injured reserve in mid-September after going down in Week 2. Because he tore both the MCL and ACL, doctors were forced to wait a month to perform the reconstruction so the swelling would subside. Kelce's loss has been a major factor in Philadelphia's offensive line woes. Their interior pass blocking has been pasted by defenses in the first six games.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 02:47:00 PM

Eagles placed C Jason Kelce (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

A Tuesday scope revealed that Kelce will need his ACL repaired along with the MCL. He'll be out anywhere from 6-12 months. It's a major loss for the Eagles, as they'll now have to roll with inexperienced Dallas Reynolds and fringe talent Steve Vallos at the pivot spot. They were already playing without All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters, who tore his Achilles' tendon during the offseason.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 11:25:00 AM

Eagles C Jason Kelce will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to determine the full extent of his Week 2 knee injury.

The scope is being called "minor" for now as the Eagles assess the damage to Kelce's ACL and MCL. The MCL is definitely fully torn. The team is hopeful Kelce's ACL was only partially torn. If it's determined that Kelce has fully torn the ACL, he'll require reconstructive surgery and be done for the year.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Eagles C Jason Kelce sustained a partial ACL tear and full MCL tear in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

The Eagles have not ruled Kelce out for the season just yet. He plans to get a scope and see if his knee will be ready for action in 4-6 weeks. In the meantime, inexperienced Dallas Reynolds will be making the calls from the pivot spot.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:16:00 PM

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