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Jason Kelce | Center

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 295
College: Cincinnati
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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. Oct 5 - 8:44 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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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

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.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 11:15:00 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
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 10:37:00 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

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QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis