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  NFL | Brent Celek to retire    Thu Aug 30, 09:42 PM

Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) has informed the Philadelphia Eagles that he plans to retire, and he will release a statement Friday, Aug. 31.

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  NFL | Brent Celek considering retirement    Fri Aug 17, 07:33 PM

Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) said he has received a few contract offers but is considering retirement at this time.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick for the Eagles back in 2007, Celek was one of the best blocking tight ends in the league. At 33-years old and coming off a Super Bowl championship, we could see Celek decide to hang up his cleats.

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  Lions | Detroit hosting Brent Celek    Thu Mar 15, 12:50 PM

Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) is visiting the Detroit Lions Thursday, March 15.

Footballguys view: Celek still wants to play, and the Lions may get him in the fold. He's a blocking tight end, so don't expect much from a fantasy perspective if he signs. The Lions may use Michael Roberts as their top receiving tight end in 2018.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek let go    Tue Mar 13, 02:03 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek was released Tuesday, March 13.

Footballguys view: The Eagles are in penny-pinching mode after winning it all, and this move saves them $5 million against the cap. Celek is not much of a receiver but he can still contribute as a blocking tight end.

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  Eagles | Brett Celek not ready to retire    Tue Mar 6, 04:06 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek is planning to play in 2018, according to sources. He is scheduled to make $4 million next season.

Footballguys view: Not only will he make a nice stack of cash, but the Eagles legitimately have a chance at another Super Bowl. It makes sense for Celek to ride that wave while he can.

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  Eagles | Week 15 injury report for Philadelphia    Fri Dec 15, 04:55 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OL Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and he is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the New York Giants. DE Derek Barnett (groin), TE Brent Celek (non-injury related), TE Zach Ertz (concussion), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness), S Rodney McLeod (quadriceps), DE Steven Means (illness) and LB Joe Walker (neck) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report.

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Alshon Jeffery player page
Rodney McLeod player page
Zach Ertz player page
Steven Means player page
Derek Barnett player page


  Eagles | Philly's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 14, 02:54 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Steven Means (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 14. OG Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) was limited. DE Derek Barnett (groin), TE Brent Celek (non-injury related), FS Rodney McLeod (quadriceps) and LB Joe X. Walker (neck) participated fully.

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Rodney McLeod player page
Steven Means player page
Derek Barnett player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek doesn't practice    Thu Dec 14, 01:30 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13. His absence was not injury related.

Footballguys view: He'll likely play since this isn't injury related but he's still well behind Zach Ertz, who is a TE1 start this week.

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  Eagles | Eagles expected to keep Brent Celek    Fri Feb 17, 04:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek is likely to remain with the team going into the 2017 season.

Footballguys view: The Eagles like his contributions on the field and around the facility, plus his durability. He'll count $5 million against the cap, but Philadelphia would only save $1 million by releasing him.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek expects to stay    Tue Jan 3, 09:26 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek said he expects to remain with the Eagles in 2017. His cap number is $5 million, and he would cost the team $4 million in dead cap space if he's released. Celek said he's fine with taking fewer snaps in favor of TEs Zach Ertz and Trey Burton.

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  Eagles | Wednesday injury report for Eagles    Wed Dec 21, 02:59 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Allen Barbre (hamstring), OG Isaac Seumalo (ankle) and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) fully participated in practice and are listed as questionable for Week 16. TE Brent Celek (stinger) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Eagles | Tuesday practice report for Eagles    Tue Dec 20, 04:42 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Isaac Seumalo (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 20. OG Allen Barbre (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (stinger), and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) participated fully.

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  Eagles | Monday injury report for Eagles    Mon Dec 19, 05:55 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Kenjon Barner (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Dec. 19. OG Allen Barbre (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (stinger), OG Isaac Seumalo (ankle) and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) participated fully.

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Kenjon Barner player page


  Eagles | Friday injury report for Eagles    Fri Dec 16, 07:08 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Allen Barbre (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (stinger) and LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (illness) are listed as questionable for Week 15. Barbre did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 16, while Celek and Grugier-Hill fully participated in practice. OG Brandon Brooks (illness) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek likely to go    Fri Dec 16, 11:03 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (neck) is expected to play in Week 15.

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  Eagles | Thursday injury report for Eagles    Thu Dec 15, 03:37 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Allen Barbre (hamstring), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (illness) and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 15. OG Brandon Brooks (illness) and TE Brent Celek (stinger) fully participated in practice.

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  Eagles | Wednesday injury report for Eagles    Wed Dec 14, 06:53 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Allen Barbre (hamstring) and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 14. OG Brandon Brooks (illness) and TE Brent Celek (stinger) fully participated in practice.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek will play Sunday    Sun Nov 13, 10:35 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (rib) will play in Week 10's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Eagles | Friday practice report for Philadelphia    Fri Nov 11, 05:29 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OT Allen Barbre (hamstring) and S Terrence Brooks (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 11, and they're ruled out for the Week 10 game against the Atlanta Falcons. LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) was limited in practice and is listed as doubtful, while TE Brent Celek (rib) was also limited and is questionable. TE Trey Burton (hamstring), DT Taylor Hart (ankle) and DT Bennie Logan (groin) were full participants, but are also questionable. OG Brandon Brooks (illness) did not practice Friday due to illness, but is expected to play.

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Bennie Logan player page
Terrence Brooks player page
Trey Burton player page


  Eagles | Thursday practice report for Eagles    Thu Nov 10, 04:20 PM

OG Allen Barbre (hamstring) and S Terrence Brooks (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 10. TE Brent Celek (ribs), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring), DT Taylor Hart (ankle) and CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) were limited. DT Bennie Logan (groin) participated fully.

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Leodis McKelvin player page
Bennie Logan player page
Terrence Brooks player page


  Eagles | Philadelphia's Wednesday injury report    Wed Nov 9, 03:25 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Allen Barbre (hamstring), FS Terrence Brooks (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (rib) and LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 9. DT Taylor Hart (ankle) was limited during practice, while DT Bennie Logan (groin) and CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Leodis McKelvin player page
Bennie Logan player page
Terrence Brooks player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek signs extension    Tue Jan 26, 01:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek signed a three-year, $13 million extension Tuesday, Jan. 26, which includes $6 million guaranteed, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have now locked down both of their tight ends. On Monday, Zach Ertz signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $20 million in guarantees. Now, the team keep Celek around for a reasonable price. New head coach Doug Pederson is bringing the West Coast offense back to the Eagles, and both tight ends were important to the plans for 2016. Ertz will be the most fantasy relevant of the two as he's the best receiver, but Celek will continue to work well as the in-line blocker.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek productive again    Sun Nov 22, 08:52 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek had seven catches for 79 yards in a 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11.

Footballguys view: Zach Ertz left with a concussion on a scary head-first landing, so Celek could get the majority of tight end targets and be useful against Detroit on Thanksgiving.

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  Eagles | Philly using more two-TE sets    Wed Nov 18, 01:33 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has been using more two-tight ends sets with TEs Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to better suit the skill set of his tight ends and RB DeMarco Murray, which has come at the expense of the wide receivers.

Footballguys view: The Eagles has emphasized '12' personnel two-tight end sets for two straight weeks and have been rewarded with 202 combined receiving yards from Ertz and Celek.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek has 100-yard game    Sun Nov 15, 06:40 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek caught four passes for 134 yards, including a 60-yard catch in the first quarter, but had no touchdowns in a 20-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Footballguys view: The tight ends were left open too often by the Dolphins defense. Jason Witten and the Cowboys are up next for Miami, while Celek and the Eagles get Tampa.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek struggles with drops    Tue Aug 4, 09:35 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek struggled with dropped passes Tuesday, Aug. 4. Celek oddly participated in the after-practice JUGS session, which is usually reserved for younger players.

Footballguys view: The old man is going to play behind Zach Ertz, and Celek is known mostly for blocking.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek should play    Fri Dec 19, 02:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek fully practices    Wed Dec 17, 03:41 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (neck) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz needs to block better    Thu Nov 20, 09:19 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has played 143 fewer snaps than TE Brent Celek this season, and when asked why Ertz wasn't playing as much, head coach Chip Kelly pointed to Celek's superior skills as a run blocker.

Footballguys view: This is keeping Ertz from getting off the ground as a fantasy TE in this prolific offense. It could be something that caps his upside for the duration of his career with the Eagles because blocking is not his strength.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek probable    Fri Nov 14, 12:47 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek fully practices    Thu Nov 13, 02:58 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek fully practices    Wed Nov 12, 01:15 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz's role shrinking    Tue Nov 11, 12:24 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz continued to see his role shrink in Week 10 versus the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 10, as head coach Chip Kelly seems more comfortable with TE Brent Celek because of his blocking skills.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to move on from Ertz until we see more from the young tight end. Celek is the better play from this offense, and that may not change for the rest of the year. Ertz must work on his blocking moving forward.

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Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz sees limited action    Mon Nov 3, 09:43 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz played just 24 snaps in Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 2, because the team used a lot of three-receiver sets. TE Brent Celek played 64 snaps to block.

Footballguys view: Ertz has been letting fantasy owners down. It's time to find another backup tight end as we approach the fantasy playoffs. With Mark Sanchez starting at quarterback while Nick Foles is banged up, we need to see what the role is for Ertz going forward before we can recommend him for fantasy owners.

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Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 31, 12:28 PM

Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (hamstring) and WR Brad Smith (groin) are questionable for Week 9 against the Houston Texans. CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (back), OG Todd Herremans (biceps), C Jason Kelce (hernia), LB Mychal Kendricks (calf), WR Jeff Maehl (foot), LB DeMeco Ryans (groin) and CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist) are probable. All players practiced in full Friday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: Kelce is going to be a huge addition to the line, and Herremans is going to try to play through his biceps injury. Kendricks is also getting healthier and should help the Eagles defense. Allen has been a major liability in the secondary at times, so if he's out it shouldn't be a big deal for the Eagles.

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Mychal Kendricks player page


  Eagles | Thursday practice report for Week 9    Thu Oct 30, 02:46 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FS Nate Allen (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 30. TE Brent Celek (back) and WR Brad Smith (groin) were both limited in practice. CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring), G Todd Herremans (biceps), C Jason Kelce (hernia), LB Mychal Kendricks (calf), WR Jeff Maehl (foot), LB DeMeco Ryans (groin) and CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist) all fully participated in practice.

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Jeff Maehl player page
Brandon Boykin player page
Mychal Kendricks player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek could be stuck blocking a lot     Tue Jul 8, 08:14 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek will likely spend more time blocking than running routes this year, according to Marcus Hayes of Philly.com. With OT Dennis Kelly (back) working his way back from an injury and OT Lane Johnson being suspended the first four games, Celek is more valuable to the team as a blocker.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek could be stuck blocking a lot     Tue Jul 8, 08:14 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek will likely spend more time blocking than running routes this year, according to Marcus Hayes of Philly.com. With OT Dennis Kelly (back) working his way back from an injury and OT Lane Johnson being suspended the first four games, Celek is more valuable to the team as a blocker.

Footballguys view: Zach Ertz and even James Casey could get more targets early on with this development. It helps Ertz's case for a hot start while Celek is kept in to block, and eliminates what little fantasy value Celek had.

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  Eagles | James Casey could be in jeopardy    Thu Mar 13, 10:33 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles could consider releasing TE James Casey if they want to keep four running backs and five wide receivers on the roster next season. The Eagles would only keep TEs Brent Celek and Zach Ertz in that scenario.

Footballguys view: Casey is a jack of all trades, but he's a master of none. The Eagles are set with Brent Celek and Zach Ertz at tight end. They could easily move on from Casey as he's never played up to his potential as a pro.

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Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Team likes their TE corps    Sat Jan 25, 09:11 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles like TEs James Casey, Brent Celek and Zach Ertz, and just because Casey and Celek will get raises in salary to $4 million in 2014, it doesn't mean they won't be back.

Footballguys view: The team likes the TE corps, but fantasy owners can't stand it. All three lower each others value from a fantasy perspective.

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James Casey player page
Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek's catches down, blocks up    Fri Dec 13, 03:37 AM

With just 25 catches and 348 receiving yards, Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek is on a 31-catch, 428-yard pace. Both numbers would be the lowest since his second year in the league in 2008. However, Celek is being used more as a blocking TE this year in the Eagles' No. 1 run offense.

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  Cardinals | Fast fact: Tight ends have burned Arizona's defense    Sat Dec 7, 02:40 AM

In the Arizona Cardinals' five losses, opposing tight ends have caught 11 touchdown passes, and in last week's loss at the Philadelphia Eagles, all three of the Eagles' touchdowns were scored by TEs Zach Ertz and Brent Celek.

Footballguys view: Keep that in mind if Jared Cook is an option for you this week. We like Cook as a low-end TE1 with upside in Week 14.

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Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek probable    Fri Nov 15, 12:31 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (hip) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 15, and is probable for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Celek has a desperation play worthy matchup against the Washington defense that gave up a big gam to John Carlson off of the Vikings bench last week.

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  Eagles | Thursday practice report for Week 11    Thu Nov 14, 02:56 PM

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (knee), LB Jake Knott (hamstring), T Jason Peters (quadricep, pectoral) and S Earl Wolff (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. TE Brent Celek (hip) and CB Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) were limited in practice. S Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (knee) and DE Cedric Thornton (knee) all fully practiced.

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Riley Cooper player page
Mychal Kendricks player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek limited    Wed Nov 13, 02:27 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: The team is just giving the veteran some rest here. Celek should be able to practice later in the week.

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  Eagles | Two TEs find end zone in blowout win    Sun Nov 3, 09:10 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz posted five grabs for 42 yards and a score in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders, and TE Brent Celek had three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek was affected by heat    Tue Oct 15, 04:58 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek had a 12 percent decrease in his offensive snaps in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it was attributed to the hot conditions in Tampa during the game. 'We knew that going in,' head coach Chip Kelly said. 'We were going to try to play a lot more guys in those situations.'

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz a co-starter    Tue Oct 15, 12:29 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is now listed as a co-starter with TE Brent Celek.

Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners in deep leagues here. The passing game is going to be more robust with Nick Foles under center. That should have a trickle down effect to both Celek and Ertz.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz has not seen a lot of playing time    Sat Sep 28, 11:14 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has played in only 51 of the team's 205 offensive snaps this season but understands he needs to wait his turn. Head coach Chip Kelly said TE Brent Celek has not done anything to lose his starting job at this time.

Footballguys view: The team doesn't really use their tight ends that much in this offense. They're mostly relegated to blocking for the ground game. They will run a few out routes when defenses are so focused on the run. The quick pop pass out is part of the team's inside zone read offense.

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  Eagles | Brent Celek probable    Wed Sep 18, 02:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 18, and is probable for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Celek will continue to split time and targets with rookie Zach Ertz. The tight ends aren't utilized that much in Chip Kelly's offense. That would change if Nick Foles was the starting QB.

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