Philadelphia Eagles release veteran tight end Brent Celek

Jose Verdugo
Marcha 13, 2018

With a big chunk of cap space now open, the Eagles will likely shift their focus to Brent Celek and Vinny Curry, both of whom are candidates to be released today.

Celek, 33, played 11 seasons in Philadelphia after arriving as a fifth-round pick out of Cincinnati in 2007. For his career, Celek caught 398 balls for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns - all of those marks are second best in franchise history for a tight end behind Pete Retzlaff. His 175 regular-season games rank fourth in franchise history, behind David Akers, Brian Dawkins, and Harold Carmichael. Robinson had a breakout season with the Eagles after signing a one-year deal last spring. He was used mostly as a blocking tight end.

With the departure of Trey Burton, the Eagles now return only Zach Ertz at tight end.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to cut $9.8 million in salary and they just freed up a good chunk of that by restructuring Lane Johnson's contract. Brent embodied the City of Philadelphia's temperament and character with his toughness and grit.

"Unfortunately, in this business we are forced to make hard decisions, especially this time of year".

"This one is as tough as they come, but in our eyes, Brent will always be an Eagle".

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