TE Brent Celek - Free Agent
|6-4, 250||Born: 1-25-1985||College: Cincinnati||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2007|
2016 Week 3 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 61 / 0 rec)
Celek finally played the bigger role in the offense with Zach Ertz sidelined. Celek caught 3 of his 4 targets for 61 yards and helped pick up key third downs. Celek, normally a blocking tight end is seeing his number of targets increase but is still overshadowed by a deep group of receivers.
2015 Week 4 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
With the Eagles playing catchup, Brent Celek's snap counts were reduced to the lowest he has seen all season. Obviously, Kelly wanted to get more playmakers on the field and Celek, though consistent and a good blocker, can't compare athletically to Ertz. He did, however, bailout a scrambling Bradford by leaking into the flat, catching a forced pass and diving into the end zone.
2015 Week 5 vs NO (3 / 3 / 44 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek only has six targets on the season but leads the team in touchdown receptions. His touchdown in the third quarter was the result of an excellent play design and terrible defensive execution. Celek simply leaked off of the line and curled into an empty zone in the end zone. There wasn't a defender within five yards of him. His pass-blocking skills will create an active game script for him throughout the season, and occasionally, he'll be forgotten by the defense and left wide open.
2015 Week 10 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 134 / 0 rec)
Someone needed to step up in this game and help out the Eagles quarterbacks. That someone was Brent Celek. On their very first play of the game he turned a 10-yard catch into a 60-yard gain. It was perfect ball placement by Sam Bradford, finding Celek in space. Celek did the rest with a nice cut to the sideline and rumbled into Dolphins' territory. He contributed another big catch, this time for 20 yards, on their next series, and then a 40-yarder in the second quarter. In the end, he converted all four of his targets into his biggest yardage total since Week 2 of the 2012 season.
2015 Week 11 vs TB (10 / 7 / 79 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek led the team in targets and receiving yards in his best game of the year. He was left as the only reliable tight end after Zach Ertz was ruled out with a concussion early in the game. Mark Sanchez looked for Celek often, and when the passes were on target, he made them count by picking up chunks of yards. He had an opportunity for a big gain late in the first when he was left wide open, but couldn't hang onto the pass. Had the Eagles offense actually been effective, Celek would have likely had a monster day, but ultimately didn't see any redzone looks. Should Ertz miss any time, Celek will have a big role and it wouldn't be surprising to see nice box scores like the one he had against the Bucs.
2015 Week 12 vs DET (4 / 2 / 10 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek got the start at tight end this week with Zach Ertz sidelined. He accounted for one of two Eagles touchdowns. Early in the second quarter, on third down with the ball at the goal line, Celek was able to beat his man and dive into the endzone. Unfortunately, he was hurt on the play and slowly made his way off the field. Whether or not that had impact on how he played the rest of the game isn't clear. But with the offensive line getting smothered by the Lions pass rush, Celek was forced into a heavy dosage of pass protection, which may explain why he ended up with only two catches on the day.
2015 Week 13 vs NE (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
With Zach Ertz back in the lineup, and without much need for passing, Brent Celek's box score doesn't have much to brag about. He did secure his only target on a nice catch-and-run for 16 yards that put the Eagles in scoring position. Ertz scored the touchdown a few plays later.
2015 Week 14 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek's only noteworthy play came when had a ball ripped out of his hands by a defender resulting in an interception for his quarterback. The throw was a touch high but still in a good spot. He initially caught it and had control when the defender was able to jump the possession before Celek could come down with it.
2015 Week 15 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek secured both of his targets, the first one of which was a nice over-the-shoulder catch in tight coverage for 22 yards. His next target wouldn't come until late in the fourth quarter with Zach Ertz on the sideline.
2015 Week 16 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek was left uncovered on his one target, and turned it into a nice 18-yard gain. He also fumbled the ball as he was tackled but was able to recover it.
2015 Week 17 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek contributed 38 yards on a pair of catches. The first of which went for 14 yards on a play in which the defense forgot about him. His second catch was much more impressive - a 24-yarder in excellent coverage. Celek was able to secure the catch despite his defender having two hands on the ball. He was also concussed on the play and didn't return.
2014 Week 1 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
On Celek's first action he grabbed a 12 yard pass over the middle of the field and showed some good hands in making sure he secured the ball. Celek was targeted in the corner of the endzone but had the defender leap high above him and pick the ball off. Celek had a quick 4 yard reception for a first down.
2014 Week 4 vs SF (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He was open down field but Foles overthrew him for what could have been a big gain. Celek looked very slow on the play and just didn't have the speed to get to the ball.
2014 Week 5 vs STL (3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Celek saw his first reception since Week 1 with a 8 yard gain on a quick pass from Foles. Celek caught a 2nd pass for a 2 yard gain and showed very little after the catch but the fact that he is seeing targets at all is something worth mentioning. Celek made another 5 yard grab inside the redzone helping to move the ball to the Rams 15 yard line.
2014 Week 6 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Celek had a big 24 yard catch in tight coverage down the field and Celek showed sure hands in making the catch and bringing the ball down. Celek had his second catch on a short 5 yard dump off to the left side line. Celek saw back to back receptions of 9 and 7 yards to help set up the Eagles last touchdown of the game. Although not the quickest player down the field, Celek continues to show that he can still be a trusted asset for Foles in the passing game.
2014 Week 8 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Celek caught a 2 yard pass on the second play of the game for the Eagles, he offered very little after the catch. Celek's next catch was a 6 yard gain where he was hit as soon as he made the catch.
2014 Week 9 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Celek caught his first pass of the game with under 2 minutes left in the first half and it was for a minimal gain of just 5 yards. Celek had a 3 yard reception late in the game but did very little after the catch.
2014 Week 10 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 116 / 0 rec)
Celek got himself open for Sanchez to find him for a big 21 yard gain and moved the ball to the Panthers 7 yard line. Celek made a nice catch for a 20 yard gain over the middle of the field as he slightly pushed off the defender as he had to quickly go side to side to make the catch. Celek continued his big game with a 9 yard pickup over the middle. He followed that up on the very next drive with a fantastic catch for a 30 yard gain that initially looked to be an Eagles touchdown but his knee was down at the Panthers 1 yard line. Celek went up to make the catch and made sure to secure it in mid air and fought the ball away from the Panthers defender. Celek caught another big catch for a 37 yard gain and on the tackle at the end of the play had his ankle twisted and had to leave the game.
2014 Week 11 vs GB (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Celek saw his only catch of the game and he picked up 11 yards and a first down to start the Eagles drive.
2014 Week 12 vs TEN (7 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Celek's first reception came on Second-and-8 early in the first quarter. He caught the ball in space on a shallow crossing route before turning downfield for a first down. Celek didn't see the ball again until the third quarter, coincidentally on another 2nd-and-8. He caught the ball underneath by the sideline, before fighting his way forward for a first down. Later in the third quarter, Celek was the receiver on a screen play that was well blocked. He gained just six yards as his ability with the ball in his hands was limited. Early in the fourth quarter, Sanchez found Celek in traffic over the middle of the field for a first down and 12 yards. For his final reception, Celek ran behind the line of scrimmage and caught a pitch from Sanchez before running into space for a seven yard gain. Celek was a prominent piece of the Eagles offense in comparison to Zach Ertz, but he didn't show off spectacular ability to suggest he should remain a prominent piece.
2014 Week 13 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Celek had a 7 yard reception over the middle and was tackled immediately to set up a 2nd and short for the Eagles.
2014 Week 15 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Celek got the Eagles first touchdown drive going with a short 5 yard reception over the middle of the field. Celek made a great 23 yard catch over the middle of the field as he went up for the pass with confidence and made a very nice catch. Celek had another first down catch on a 10 yard reception on a 2nd and 9. Celek looked to pick up a first down on a 14 yard reception but as he was getting tackled he landed on a Cowboys defender and was stripped of the ball before he was down by contact.
2014 Week 17 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Celek managed only one catch for one yard on Sunday but lucky for him it was for a touchdown. Celek managed to get wide open in the endzone on a slow developing crossing pattern that allowed him to get sufficient separation in the back of the endzone for Sanchez to throw to. Celek wasn't involved in the passing game apart from this however as teammate tight end Ertz has taken the focus as number one tight end.
2013 Week 1 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 56 / 1 rec)
Made a nice catch to start out the game and had a tough demeanor as he broke tackles downfield. Then on a couple of plays later he missed on a pass near the sidelines that he could have put some more effort in to get to the ball. Celek had a nice 28 yard touchdown that he went in between 3 defenders to make and busted a tackle to walk it in the endzone.
2013 Week 2 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Celek was only targeted once all day and was used more as a blocker as Zach Ertz was shifting downfield to make plays.
2013 Week 3 vs KC (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Celek's first catch came in the two minute drill, a decent route over the middle. Celek was in for over 90% of the snaps, but Vick just didn't target his tight ends much in this game. Later in the game Celek was asked to stay in and help block several times because of the team's inability to stop Kansas City's pass rush.
2013 Week 4 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)
Michael Vick was using Celek as one of his favorite targets on the day targeting him 6 times as he made 3 catches. He made a nice catch and run on the Eagles second drive to get the ball down to the Broncos 35 yard line. Later in that same drive Celek dropped a bullet pass from Vick inside the 5 yard line on third down that would have kept the drive going and gave the Eagles a shot at a new set of downs to punch the ball in for a touchdown but instead had to settle for a field goal and lost a little bit of their momentum. Celek had a big 27 yard catch in the 4th quarter but it was when the score was 42-13 for the Broncos and his drop earlier in the redzone was a much bigger deal.
2013 Week 5 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)
Celek made a catch in the middle of the field early in the 3rd quarter and he ran into some Giants defenders and lost his helmet as he is never afraid to take a hit. Celek made an incredible 25 yard TD catch at the back of the endzone, stretching out and diving for the ball.
2013 Week 6 vs TB (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Celek was only targeted one time and made the most of it picking up 10 yards on a screen pass across the middle.
2013 Week 7 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Celek was wide open on his only target of the game but Foles overthrew him and missed out on a chance at a big play. On the next play Foles threw into Celek's direction again on the opposite side of the field but Celek was held by the defender and resulted in a penalty and a first down for the offense.
2013 Week 8 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
On the third play of the game Michael Vick threw a bad pass in the direction of Celek that was picked off and Celek had no chance of catching. When Matt Barkley entered the game he looked to Brent Celek on back to back plays and Celek made the catch both times and immediately turned and ran through defenders picking up additional yards.
2013 Week 9 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)
On his first target on the day he took a quick pass from Foles and ran it in for a quick 2 yard touchdown. Celek's most impressive play on the day was his 24 yard reception where he took a short pass and rumbled down the field inside the redzone and knocked over defenders as he went. He is very strong after the catch and never shys away from contact.
2013 Week 10 vs GB (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Celek was used today mainly for helping to block close to the offensive line, adding extra protection for Nick Foles. He caught one pass on the day and it was on the very first offensive play of the game for the Eagles.
2013 Week 11 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 42 / 0 rec)
On Celek's only target in the game he took a Foles screen pass and took off running for a 42 yard gain which looked to be a touchdown at the time but after review was ruled down at the 1 yard line. Celek is no longer one of the offensive threats that he once was with pass catching rookie TE Zach Ertz now on the team, but a play like his 42 yard catch shows you that he can still be counted on in the offense if he is given the opportunity.
2013 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 29 / 1 rec)
From the first offensive play of the game, the Eagles were set to use both the TE's to their advantage and Celek was thrown a 3 yard pass to start things out. On the very next play he was targeted again and couldn't make the catch. Then on the third play on offense, Foles again looked in Celek's direction and threw a nice pass over the middle to pick up the first down and Celek steam rolled forward picking up additional yards while dragging defenders with him. Celek caught a 1 yard touchdown from Foles at the end of the first half as he ran a crossing route at the goal line and freed himself up from any Cardinal defenders.
2013 Week 14 vs DET (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Celek caught the first throw from Foles on the day for a modest 2 yard gain. It was only proper for Celek to have the key play to ice the game as he took a 4th down pass from Foles for a wide first down and a would be touchdown but being the ultimate team player and sportsman, cleverly slid in the snow to help keep the clock running. It was a play that was similar to what Brian Westbrook did a few years back falling down at the 1 yard line to help the Eagles secure the win.
2013 Week 15 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Celek's only catch of the game was a short one that he ended up doing all his damage after the catch picking up 25 yards and getting ball inside the Vikings 5 yard line.
2013 Week 16 vs CHI (4 / 3 / 58 / 1 rec)
Celek got into the offensive action on the Eagles third possession and made a fantastic 24 yard catch on a low thrown ball from Foles that he had to get both hands under before it hit the ground. On the same drive it was Celek who ended it with a catch and run that he took into the endzone to help put the Eagles up 21-0. He had another big catch for 24 yards but at the end of the play was hit and the ball popped out and Celek lost the fumble.
2013 Week 17 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 71 / 1 rec)
Celek really came alive offensively for the Eagles in this game and he started his offensive play late close to halftime as he made a remarkable leaping 35 yard catch where he showed some good hands in mid air securing the ball. One the very next play Foles went back to Celek and he raced it into the endzone on the right side. Celek made all three of his catched matter as he either picked up a first down or a touchdown on each of them. Although he is used more for a blocker this year he still has shown that he can be counted on to make offensive plays.
2013 Week 18 vs NO (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
When giving the opportunity Celek seems to find a seam in the defense and he did that on his 24 yard catch from Foles. Although Celek doesn't have the speed of a receiver after the catch, he has some muscle and often picks up some big yards after the catch. On Celek's only other catch of the game he was tackled in the backfield for a loss that put the Eagles in a 2nd and long opportunity.
2012 Week 1 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek has to take some responsibility for Michael Vick's first interception. While he was likely not expecting Vick to throw him the ball on the play, Celek should have fought for position when Craig Robertson beat him to the spot to pick off Vick in the first quarter. Celek failed to react to Vick's scrambling and stay alive after the initial phase of the play. From then on he had a much better game however as he showed his ability to get down the field and make plays in open space matched up against linebackers. Celek's only limitations were when he was asked to play more in pass protection as the Eagles attempted to better protect Vick. Celek beat D'Qwell Jackson in coverage for his biggest gain of the game. Notably on the play the Eagles picked up the pass rush to allow Vick to throw from the pocket. The ball was slightly behind him but he adjusted well to make the reception without losing his forward momentum over the middle of the field.
2012 Week 2 vs BAL (11 / 8 / 157 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek will definitely steal all of the headlines from this game, but a combination of scheme breakdowns and an injury to Bernard Pollard definitely bloated his statistical prowess. Celek's first two receptions were scheme catches where he didn't have to free himself from a defender. His third reception was somewhat flattering also as he was wide open underneath as the Ravens were prioritizing deep coverage. Celek ran across the field underneath the deep coverage on third and 20 to pick up 19 yards. He gained seven yards after the catch, but wasn't shown much resilience from Cary Williams who dropped away from the bigger player instead of trying to tackle him. Celek was catching plenty of passes over the middle and it was only a matter of time before he received some punishment from the Ravens' defense. Towards the end of the first quarter, Bernard Pollard had clearly had enough and leveled Celek as soon as he caught the ball(with a legal hit). Celek held on for the reception and crouched on the ground for a moment, before bursting into a celebratory stance to rise the crowd. Pollard soon after left the game with an unrelated injury which meant Celek was often matched up with James Ihedigbo. Ihedigbo physically didn't have enough to stick with the Eagles' tight end. When he wasn't taking advantage of Pollard's absence, Celek was catching more passes when the play design freed him of coverage. He ran exactly the same route as he did for his first reception for 25 yards later in the game, and also caught a wide open pass in the flat that he turned into 23 yards(including a nice hurdle of Ed Reed). Celek was showing the athleticism to get deep down the field, but also the bravery to expose himself for the benefit of the team. However there is no doubt that the opposition will be watching for those specific plays that the Ravens failed to address during this game.
2012 Week 3 vs ARI (6 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Celek hit a speed bump in his resurgence this week. His first reception came as he found a hole in a zone, caught the ball 20 yards downfield, and gained an extra 14 yards after contact. He was open down the middle of the 2nd quarter, but was overthrown. He leapt to attempt to bring the ball down, but exposed himself to a tough, clean, hit. He was back on the field for the Eagles' next possession, though, and made a short reception on a TE screen for his final reception of the day. Vick looked in Celek's direction only twice more in the 2nd half. The first was an overturned two yard completion, and the second was an intentional grounding penalty on Vick.
2012 Week 4 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek was the second leading receiver on the Eagles and Vick looked his way often at times on Sunday night. Celek was a big target over the middle of the defense and a reliable check down option for Vick when he faced a vicious pass rush/missed block on the offensive line. Celek was able to burn the Giants deep down the middle of the field on a seam route, proving too big and fast for the coverage for a big gain. Celek hauled in another big seam route catch against a defense that was too busy trying to stop McCoy and the Eagle running game. Celek showed strong hands, patience as a checkdown option for Vick and fast enough to beat linebackers when a running game has "sucked in" the secondary of the opposing team. Celek often has big yards in games but rarely gets into the endzone as the Eagles score on the ground often and sometimes on big plays that happen before they enter the redzone which hurts the productivity of Celek. Regardless, his size and speed make him a legit threat over the middle of the field for QB Vick and provides another dimension in this offense that defenses have to respect or they will be punished.
2012 Week 5 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 9 / 1 rec)
Celek was less involved on offense than he tends to be, but still made an important contribution to the football game. His first catch was a five yard curl when he was hit immediately. His second was similarly small as he was open by scheme as he rolled out with Vick on the bootleg to make a reception for two yards. Celek couldn't beat two defenders in his area, but you wouldn't have expected him to. His most important contribution came late in the game when he caught an easy touchdown pass in the endzone in single coverage against the smaller Cortez Allen. Celek outmuscled Allen to gain position and make an easy catch.
2012 Week 6 vs DET (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Michael Vick targeted Brent Celek early and often in this game, but whenever Celek went for the ball, the Lions would hit him hard, and he limped off the field a couple times and blew two scoring opportunities to finish the day with just four receptions for 33 yards. On the first drive of the third quarter Celek had a step and Vick hit him in the hands for the touchdown, but Celek just dropped it and they had to settle for a field goal. On the next drive, Vick dumped it to Celek in the end zone again for what appeared to be a touchdown, but Celek was called for offensive pass interference and the Eagles settled for a field goal again. His final catch came at the end of the third quarter, an 11 yard catch and run where he was hit hard and limped to the sideline. He was not reported as injured after the game but was cleary hurting.
2012 Week 8 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
The big tight end hauled in three passes for thirty-two receiving yards against a Falcons secondary that conceded the short and intermediate passing game. Celek caught passes of fourteen and sixteen yards, respectively, mainly running routes underneath the secondary and up the seam. Like the rest of the Eagles' receivers, he had an unimpressive day.
2012 Week 9 vs NO (9 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
It was a forgettable night for Brent Celek. Celek received his first target during his team's second drive. On a 2nd-and-Goal play from the seven-yard line, Celek ran an out-route, but the ball was thrown high, deflected off of his hands, and was returned for a touchdown. After the turnover, Vick showed confidence in Celek by completing his first pass to him for a five-yard gain. During the second half, Celek accumulated four catches for 42 yards, all while working against soft zone coverage. However, Celek lazily fumbled away a red zone reception that virtually ended the game.
2012 Week 10 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Celek caught all three of the targets that came his way against the Cowboys including the first pass of the game from Michael Vick. On the play, Celek popped off the line of scrimmage from the left side, caught the pass, and powered his way upfield for a 17 yard gain. He had another reception nullified by a holding penalty. Celek primarily ran quick outs when lined up tight to the line of scrimmage. He also occasionally split out a step from the line of scrimmage and ran a quick in route or slant to the inside. Celek was kept in line as a blocker often as well to try and help neutralize the pass rush of Demarcus Ware. Most of Celek's targets in recent weeks are coming on plays where he uses his body to make a sure catch,
2012 Week 11 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Against the Redskins, the veteran tight end played the stereotypical role of a young quarterback's security blanket. Targeted eight times on what were mostly short curls and out routes, Celek caught five passes for forty-two yards on eight targets. He was the intended target on Nick Foles' first interception of the game, a dump off pass that ricocheted off of Celek's hands and into those of Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall. The Redskins were actually content to let Celek have the middle of the field - he had one catch for twenty two yards and another for twelve yards in which he was essentially uncovered. Celek did leave the game in the fourth quarter - under his own power - with an undisclosed injury.
2012 Week 12 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek only caught a pair of passes, but both were in traffic and on both he absorbed massive hits. Celek was often asked to stay in and block, and so his upside was capped as a pass-catcher. With Nick Foles at quarterback and the Eagles' offensive line continuing to struggle, Celek will likely continue in this role for the foreseeable future.
2012 Week 13 vs DAL (8 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
Celek finished the day with seven receptions for 73 yards. His best catch came in the first quarter off off a play action pass. On the play, Celek darted to the outside from the line of scrimmage and caught the ball over his outside shoulder before turning upfield for a 16 yard gain. Celek primarily ran curls and quick outs against Dallas, finding success when the Cowboys lined up a linebacker to cover him. Celek's speed allowed him to often get away from the defender for easy short catches throughout the contest.
2012 Week 14 vs TB (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Celek caught a short reception in the opening moments of the Tampa Bay game and was hit hard going to the ground. He was ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion, which opened the door for Clay Harbor to see an increase in playing time.
2012 Week 16 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Returning to game action after a two-week absence, Celek caught three passes for thirty-nine yards through the air. The Redskins' soft zone coverage allowed Celek and quarterback Nick Foles to play pitch-and-catch in the middle of the field, and the two Eagles did so for three completions on three attempts. Celek did not see all tight end targets for the Eagles as originally anticipated, with newly signed Evan Moore getting a few looks in the end zone. Nick Foles seems to trust Celek when the chains require moving, so Celek should receive a handful of targets in the Eagles' next game against the Giants.
2012 Week 17 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek made a few nice plays for his team on Sunday but the offense around him struggled mightily under QB Vick. Celek showed some nice moves on a short screen to the outside, getting the first down. Celek then showed incredible toughness and strength on a seam route, hauling in the pass with great concentration before taking a huge hit from the defender in waiting but still managing to hold onto the pass. The play was moot however, as the Eagles could not capitalize on this or many other occasions in Giants territory. Celek did not get enough targets to become fantasy relevant as the Eagles could not put together sustaining drives. Inaccurate passes, poor pass protection and turnovers were their demise on Sunday and Celek could do little to change this.
2011 Week 1 vs STL (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Celek was pretty quiet, but was targeted in the 2-minute drill to end the half: First on a longer pass near the goal line (but the throw wasn't really close), and then again for a first down to bring the Eagles to around the 10 yard line.
2011 Week 2 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
With DeSean Jackson battling an injury and the Eagles QB's facing heavy pressure all evening; Brent Celek provided a safety valve during the game. His 7 targets were 2nd on the team and he brought in 4 of them for 43 yards. He was banged up in the 2nd quarter and took some snaps off before returning later in the contest. Celek does what is asked of him, although lately it's been less and less in the passing game.
2011 Week 3 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Celek was an afterthought in the game plan, even though two Eagles receivers were injured during the game.
2011 Week 4 vs SF (4 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Celek was a non-factor, logging only one catch. The Eagles need Celek blocking, and his fantasy numbers greatly suffer as a result.
2011 Week 5 vs BUF (5 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Celek started the game but had a rough day as he was targeted 5 times but only managed to come down with 1 of them for a 6-yard gain. Perhaps making matters worse, two of the Vick interceptions in the game came on passes that were intended for Celek although he didn't really have a chance at either of them.
2011 Week 6 vs WAS (9 / 4 / 42 / 1 rec)
Celek, too, dropped his first pass and had his second knocked away on a excellent defensive play. His fortunes changed with 6:55 left in the first quarter as the Eagles called a brilliant play-action TE screen and Celek executed the play to perfection. Once he faked his block and released, it was an easy catch and saunter into the end zone. A near drop in the 2nd quarter turned into a highlight reel catch. Vick hit the tight end across the middle and the ball glanced off of Celek's hands high, but he used impressive body control to tip the ball back to himself and then secure the ball as he fell to the ground. While the rest of his day wasn't as impressive he was still prominent in the Eagles plans to diffuse the pressure being applied by Washington.
2011 Week 8 vs DAL (9 / 7 / 94 / 1 rec)
Celek had a nice game against the Cowboys, using his athleticism to create mismatches in the middle of the field that helped keep Michael Vick from absorbing too much pressure. Celek also did an excellent job blocking in the running game to help spring LeSean McCoy for a number of large gains. Celek's touchdown came when he lined up to the right side of the line, ran up he seam, and cut to the right for an easy score at the back of the end zone. Celek's footwork and route running is helping to get him open against slower linebackers and he continues to be an effective outlet for Michael Vick.
2011 Week 9 vs CHI (9 / 7 / 60 / 0 rec)
The reemergence of Brent Celek is complete. Celek has not only returned from oblivion, he's come all the way back to be Michael Vick's favorite target. Some of this can be attributed to the lack of time Vick has in the pocket but it should also be mentioned that no one looked steadier catching the ball for Vick in big spots. Five of Celek's seven receptions went for first downs and three of those were on third down. Celek wasn't doing anything special in the route running department, but he was catching the ball when Vick threw it his way for the most part. He did his fair share of running after the catch as well, one time beating a Bears linebacker one-on-one for 4 extra yards to get to the marker.
2011 Week 10 vs ARI (7 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
Celek was targeted a lot early on as Vick seemed to be using the short passing game almost exclusively at the start. On one play, he was wide open, but Vick was unable to get him the ball accurately from the opposite side of the field. Celek did a fine job after a short catch, of bruising his way downhill for a 20 yard pick up. On another play, he tried a finesse move and that didn't work too well. For most of the game, he was Vick's most reliable target, but he did have a bad drop in the final minute.
2011 Week 11 vs NYG (6 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)
Celek was a nice security blanket for QB Young, catching everything that came his way and repeatedly moving the chains. It is important to note, though, that the Giants were playing with mostly rookie LBs, and had a great deal of their defenders committed to stopping RB LeSean McCoy and covering the receivers deep, so the middle of the defense was open most of the game.
2011 Week 12 vs NE (6 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)
While he didn't have the amount of passes thrown his way that DeSean Jackson or Jason Avant did, Celek was the most reliable target for quarterback Vince Young. Celek hauled in all but one of the balls thrown his way, using his body to block out or separate the defenders from the ball. Celek has been a consistent presence in the offense since week six and Sunday was no different. He is a difficult match-up for defenses, though not to the extent that the Patriots tight ends are.
2011 Week 13 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Celek seemed to get more targets with Vince Young tonight only amassing 4 total and dropping one of them didn't seem to help. On his long of the night for 11 yards caught the ball cleanly and really fought for extra yardage. For owners expecting another productive game from Celek have to be disappointed.
2011 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
He gobbled a couple receptions on the last drive of the 1st quarter going into the 2nd quarter that helped lead to Philly's 1st touchdown of the day. He caught a couple of shorter passes but started shedding tacklers and managed to know Vontae Davis out of the game for some time and Celek was dishing out punishment to anyone that tried to tackle him. He had a couple more receptions but after Vick threw an interception aimed in his general direction, that was the last target of the afternoon for him as Philly was content to run the football and not turn the ball over.
2011 Week 15 vs NYJ (6 / 5 / 156 / 1 rec)
Celek had an amazing day, as many tight ends do against the Jets. He made several very good catches, including his 26 yard touchdown near the end of the first quarter. On the play, Celek found a seam which allowed him to get open and Vick hit him with a rocket. Celek caught the ball, stumbled momentarily, and rumbled his way through a couple of would-be tacklers for a touchdown. Celek also had an outstanding catch and run for 73 yards. On the play, Celek once again found a way to get between the Jets defenders to open space. Vick delivered the ball and Celek caught it in stride and headed up the field with three Jets in pursuit. It looked like a sure touchdown until Jets S Brodney Pool brought him down just shy of the end zone. Celek hasn't seen as much use as expected this season, but showed with his speed and route running on that catch that he can be a big factor for this offense.
2011 Week 16 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 52 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek wasn't heavily involved in this offense on Saturday but had two big plays that made his fantasy day as a TE. Celek ran by a LB near the red zone and QB Vick fitted the touchdown pass in-between two defenders and Celek easily scored on a deep seam route. Celek also was able to rack up big yards on a screen play from QB Vick. Celek caught the short pass, enjoyed some nice blocking with several big bodies leading the way and scurried downfield to set up PHI nicely in Dallas territory. Celek was somewhat invisible for the rest of this game as PHI had the game well in hand late in the game and PHI never had to press hard or throw a lot, which hurt every Eagle player from a fantasy perspective.
2011 Week 17 vs WAS (10 / 6 / 86 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek is officially dispelling the notion that Vick does not throw to TE's and is regaining his once lost form as a PHI Eagle. Celek was used heavily in the short passing game and on numerous screen passes. Celek caught several short passes from QB Vick and used his blocking well to power his way forward successfully for first downs time and time again. Celek even scored a touchdown on a mis direction screen play. QB Vick started rolling to his left but then threw back across the field to his right as the defense bit on the fake from Vick and Celek strolled into the endzone quite easily. Celek was also open deep down field on a go route and was able to haul in the pass. He was also wide open on the sideline and showed some speed getting as many yards as he could before going out of bounds. He is a legitimate redzone threat and arguably the biggest target for Vick which could mean bigger things for Celek in 2012.
2010 Week 1 vs GB (4 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek was shut out on the stat sheet for the first half against Green Bay but later was able to add two short catches in the second half. Celek had to stay in to help block more often with the offensive line struggling but he was able to grab two passes from backup quarterback Michael Vick in the second half. Look for Celek and the Eagles to rebound next week in Detroit.
2010 Week 2 vs DET (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Celek had another respectable game (in PPR terms, at least) and was targeted two more times than in Week 1. What you don't see on the stat sheet is how well Celek blocked for many of running back LeSean McCoy's bigger runs. Vick obviously has been looking Celek's way the past two weeks and it is worth noting that one of Celek's targets came within the red zone (but was incomplete).
2010 Week 3 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek get more in the mix than he had been with Michael Vick as the starter, this time catching four of six targets against Jacksonville in Week 3. Celek did suffer a hard hit on his longest catch of the day, a 21-yard seam route in the first half, but he was able to return. Celek and Vick are still working out the bugs in their relationship but both will be relying on one another in Week 4 as Philadelphia hosts the Redskins.
2010 Week 4 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek's involvement in Week 4 against Washington was kept to a minimum as the Redskins covered the intermediate routes fairly well against the Eagles. Kevin Kolb loves to target Celek so it was a surprise that he was not more involved in the contest once Kolb came in for Vick. Celek was able to get open in the end zone late in the fourth quarter over the middle for a touchdown catch. Expect his numbers and production to increase if Kolb remains the quarterback in the near future.
2010 Week 5 vs SF (9 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek managed to catch three balls for 47 yards and a touchdown, but he left a lot of production on the table in Week 5. Celek dropped several passes including two deep balls down the seam that were very well thrown by Kevin Kolb. He also had a chance for a key catch late in the game that would have locked up the win on third down but failed to reel it in. The positive play was that he did not quit on a failed block in the Red Zone, staying in the play and working to get open inside the San Francisco five-yard line where he caught the ball and fought his way into the end zone.
2010 Week 6 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek continues to struggle despite QB Kevin Kolb looking often in his direction. The only interception of the day for Kolb came on one of Celek's targets but the ball was tipped well in front of Celek as he had no chance to make a play on the ball - it was just well defended by the Falcons. Celek did drop an easy target once again in Week 6. Celek did end his day with his longest catch of the day, racking up 24 yards over the middle to set up David Akers' field goal in the final period.
2010 Week 7 vs TEN (5 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek continues to disappoint this year with just two catches and eight yards despite five targets against Tennessee in Week 7. Celek was covered well and despite his number getting called early either he or Kevin Kolb could not make the play. Last week Celek reeled in a nicely designed pass where Celek started on the right side of the formation and crossed the field behind the linebackers and then ran up the left seam as Kolb rolls out to the right. Normally throws across the field are discouraged (takes too long, easier interceptions) but the play was very successful last week against Atlanta. When Philadelphia went to that well again the ball was well off target and fell incomplete. Celek will have to work more with both Michael Vick and Kolb to get ready for Indianapolis in Week 9.
2010 Week 9 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek had zero catches in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts but he had a few chances to score a touchdown against the Colts. Once on a Red Zone possession Celek was intended to be the target on a short pass from Michael Vick but Celek was held up before he could release into the end zone. The biggest play for Celek was a 56-yard touchdown reception where Celek easily walked into the end zone but the play was called back due to a penalty. Despite the touchdown chances, Vick is clearly looking at his wide receivers first and not Celek, greatly limiting his upside.
2010 Week 10 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Celek continues to be an afterthought in the Eagles offense as long as Michael Vick is behind the center. He caught a couple of dump off passes for 8 total yards in week 10. Look elsewhere for TE production at this point. The skills are there, but the #'s are not. Washington
2010 Week 12 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek finally had a decent fantasy game, highlighted by a gorgeous 30-yard throw between four Chicago defenders by Michael Vick down the middle of the field at the goal line for a touchdown. Celek was targeted early and often, especially down at the goal line, where he was open for a possible touchdown in the first half and then was the intended target on a shovel pass at the goal line that fell incomplete. Celek's eight targets was a high point with Michael Vick but time will tell if it was a one-week anomaly.
2010 Week 13 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Casual observers of Brent Celek's Week 13 numbers (four receptions, 55 yards) would say that he finally had a good night, but the truth is that he left far more on the table against Houston. Celek had two Red Zone targets that could have gone for touchdowns, including a dropped ball at the goal line on third-and-goal just before halftime. The Eagles had to settle for a field goal instead of the touchdown. Celek made up for it later in the game with two strong plays, first as a receiver where he picked up a big first down on 3rd-and-19 where he caught a 15-yard pass and was able to reach out to get the ball across the Houston five yard line, a play than needed a challenge by head coach Andy Reid to get the fresh set of downs. Celek then made a key (legal) pick on Houston's linebackers that freed up fullback Owen Schmitt for a five-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to extend Philadelphia's lead to 10 points. Celek's strong end to an up and down week bodes well for his involvement against Dallas next week.
2010 Week 14 vs DAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Celek did not record a reception on Sunday, most likely owing to the fact that Michael Vick did not have to pass the ball much in beating the Cowboys. He did have two targets but both were well defended. The first was tipped away by the defender on a short route and the second, a deep pass down the seam, was picked off by Gerald Sensabaugh.
2010 Week 15 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 72 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek was targeted just three times in Week 15 against the Giants, but he was able to pull down one of them over the middle in the fourth quarter and elude New York safety Kenny Philips and then easily race the rest of the way for a career-best 65-yard touchdown. Michael Vick has been forcing the ball in his direction more in an attempt to get the big target more involved in the passing game but the current passing game is in need of Celek more as a blocker than as a receiver. His big play ability is still there, but the concern remains the limited targets. Until the Eagles improve on the offensive line, Celek's upside remains limited.
2010 Week 16 vs MIN (12 / 10 / 97 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek was one of the few bright spots for the Eagles in a Week 16 loss to Minnesota as he caught 10 of 12 targets for a career best in receptions and targets. Celek racked up 97 yards on several 10-20 yard catches over the middle throughout the contest as a pressured Michael Vick looked his way often all night long.
2010 Week 17 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek was active in Week 17 but rested on the sidelines all afternoon during the meaningless regular season finale against the Cowboys. Celek was active only in case of an emergency or an injury to TE Clay Harbor, but fortunately for the Eagles they bought Celek a week of rest in preparation for the playoffs.
2010 Week 18 vs GB (4 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Celek had a quiet game...until the end. He got open in the back of the endzone on a 2 point conversion and came down with the ball for what would have been 2 points, making it a 3 point game. But replays showed that Celek had stepped out of bound just prior to making the reception, which disallowed the TD. Those 2 points would cost Philly dearly later, and rob us fans of getting to see the new overtime rules in action.
2009 Week 1 vs CAR (7 / 6 / 37 / 1 rec)
Very quietly, Brent Celek had a very productive game. Celek started for the Eagles and played the entire contest, unlike several others who left in the second half with the outcome decided. His participation for four quarters should not be viewed as a lack of his importance, however, as he scored the first offensive touchdown of the game for the Eagles. It is much more likely that Celek was kept in the game once Kevin Kolb entered to both solidify the offensive line in front of the backup QB and also afford Kolb a solid target over the middle for short passes. Celek was able to get open underneath the secondary and settle 5-10 yards from the line of scrimmage as a nice check down target all game.
2009 Week 2 vs NO (11 / 8 / 104 / 0 rec)
Celek had a great day in Week 2 as Kevin Kolb looked for his good friend and roommate often. Celek moved the chains with regularity with several grabs over the middle and towards the sideline as it often took two or three Saints to get him to the ground. His 104 yards, eight catches and 11 targets led all Eagles in Week 2 in each category as Celek was a nice big target for Kolb in his first NFL start. His stock should continue to rise as long as he sees this type of workload and continues to produce in the Philadelphia version of the West Coast Offense which loves to rely on a strong TE if one is available.
2009 Week 3 vs KC (9 / 8 / 104 / 1 rec)
Celek had an outstanding game once again for the Eagles, grabbing nearly every ball that came his way (8 out of 9 targets). Celek is a sizeable target and takes a great deal of punishment when he catches the ball over the middle, but it takes big hits to bring him down. Celek had his second consecutive 100+ yard game, closing his performance with a 35-yard grab down the middle of the field for a touchdown. Celek is a favored target in the Eagle offense and should continue to see numerous targets even when Donovan McNabb returns in Week 5.
2009 Week 5 vs TB (5 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)
Celek continued his breakout season in Week 5, racking up another batch of catches and big plays against Tampa Bay in Week 5. Celek's highlight of the day was a 38-yard catch over the middle that he took up the left sideline and leapfrogged over Ronde Barber to avoid his would-be tackle. Celek added three more catches for a combined 20 extra yards to up his total to 26 on the season to lead all Eagles this season. Celek's value was questioned by some who thought that Celek would not see as much of a workload without his friend Kevin Kolb at quarterback but his Week 5 performance should stifle those concerns.
2009 Week 6 vs OAK (7 / 4 / 75 / 0 rec)
Celek is a solid fantasy tight end and continues to get his workload even when the Philadelphia offense struggles. Celek had a strong catch over the middle in the fourth quarter, breaking tackles after catching a ball and plowing forward for 42 yards. Celek was the only non-RB that caught more than half of his targets (4 of 7) in Week 6 in a frustrating loss for the Eagles in Oakland.
2009 Week 7 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
Celek didn't do much in this game because the Eagles didn't put together any long sustained drives, and they went conservative with a big lead in the second half. He caught a few passes close to the line of scrimmage, but couldn't create anything after the catch.
2009 Week 8 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 61 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek had another productive game in Week 8, finding the end zone on one of his four grabs against the Giants. The underrated tight end's third score of the year was the first time Donovan McNabb had connected with his starter since Week 1. Celek originally scored on a seven yard pass but lost that scoring play due to penalty, only to collect a similar pass from 17 yards two snaps later down the middle on a nearly identical route. Celek remains a solid fantasy starting tight end going forward as he gets plenty of targets in a strong Philadelphia passing attack.
2009 Week 9 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek had a relatively quiet night against Dallas in Week 9, snagging just three balls for 39 combined yards. Celek did well to get open down the middle of the field for a 20-yard gain in the second quarter, his longest catch of the night. In the Red Zone Celek worked towards the back of the end zone and got open at the back corner, waiting for Donovan McNabb to finally deliver an 11-yard strike for the score. Look for Celek to do much better next week against San Diego, a team that struggles against tight ends.
2009 Week 10 vs SD (11 / 6 / 47 / 1 rec)
Celek continued his breakout season with another 47 yards and a score, with much of his damage coming late in the game as the Eagles furiously tried to play catch-up. Thirty-six of his yards and the lone score came in the fourth quarter, with the touchdown being a tough grab in traffic with a defender right on him. It is clear at this point that McNabb has plenty of weapons at his disposal, and just as obvious is the fact that in the red zone there is nobody he trusts more than Celek.
2009 Week 11 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
TE Brent Celek was held in check for the most part in week 11 as the Bears defense seemed committed to slowing him down. Despite the extra attention Celek went right to work from the start getting the first few targets of the game. McNabb targeted him in the end zone in the 1stquarter as well, but overthrew him in the corner. Celek finished with his 2nd lowest production game of the season.
2009 Week 12 vs WAS (9 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek had a poor day in Week 12 despite his four catch, 33-yard performance. Many catchable balls were either drops or bounced away from his body and arms. Celek led all Eagles with nine targets and remains a big favorite of Donovan McNabb at all areas of the field, so expect him to rebound from this weak performance and step it right back up next week against Atlanta.
2009 Week 13 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek continued to have problems catching the ball due to his bad thumb as he dropped a potential touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb. He later made up for it with a scoring reception from Michael Vick in the fourth quarter on a well-designed misdirection pass intended for the tight end. Celek should put up even better numbers next week against the Giants, who were just torched all day long by Jason Witten in Week 13.
2009 Week 14 vs NYG (8 / 5 / 64 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek had another productive game in Week 14 against the New York Giants, this time converting eight targets into five catches, 64 yards and a touchdown. Celek's score punctuated the game's opening drive on an eight yard grab from Donovan McNabb. Celek worked the middle of the field all game and continues to rack up solid fantasy numbers week after week.
2009 Week 15 vs SF (6 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek played well in Week 15 despite scares that he might struggle due to his thumb and limited practice schedule leading up to the game against the 49ers. Celek had a big 43-yard gain in the second quarter where he ran clear across the field after catching the pass over the middle and then turned up the left side of the field. Celek helped to close out the victory as he caught the final Donovan McNabb throw of Week 15 for a 15-yard gain and a first down that set up three kneeling plays in Victory formation to seal the game.
2009 Week 16 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 121 / 1 rec)
Brent Celek caught four balls in the first half for 121 yards - exactly half of Donovan McNabb's 242 passing yards prior to halftime. Celek was getting wide open and exploiting the Denver secondary, catching a 31-yard pass in the first quarter and following that up with gains of 39 yards and 47 yards in the second quarter with the longest of the three big plays going for a touchdown. Denver left Celek wide open on the scoring pass, giving him nearly half of the field to quickly dash all the way to the end zone. Celek also contributed by clearing out the defense in the end zone on DeSean Jackson's score. Celek is a true TE1 and is a good play against Dallas next week.
2009 Week 17 vs DAL (9 / 7 / 96 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek was the top receiver for the Eagles against Dallas in Week 17, leading Philadelphia in catches, targets and yardage against the Cowboys. Dallas dropped coverage back to account for DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, leaving underneath routes open for Brent Celek. Celek was a huge contributor last year in the postseason for the Eagles and Philadelphia hopes that the trend continues starting Saturday in Dallas.
2009 Week 18 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)
Celek took a huge hit (drawing a penalty) early in the game. He wasn't heard from again until a broken tackle gave the Eagles a nice gain to open the second half. He padded his stats with some catches on the last drive of the game, but like the rest of the Eagles passing game, Celek had little effect on the final score.
2008 Week 1 vs STL (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Came into the game during the fourth quarter when the other starters left. He had a good rapport with Kolb and caught two medium range balls for a total of 15 yards.
2008 Week 4 vs CHI (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Celek did what he was asked to do in fill in work for injured TE L.J. Smith on Sunday, catching three of his four targets for 21 yards.
2008 Week 5 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Celek dropped his only target in the first half. He was hit just as the pass arrived.
2008 Week 8 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
The rarely used Celek was targeted twice and made the most of his limited touches by catching them both for 28 yards. He made a nice catch on a seem route.
2008 Week 9 vs SEA (6 / 6 / 131 / 0 rec)
With fellow TE L.J. Smith out with injury, Celek was given the chance to start at TE, and he made the most of it. He was QB Donovan McNabb's most reliable target, and he announced his presence fairly early as he raced downfield for a 44 yard reception in the second half of the first quarter. On his next reception he took a dump-off at the line of scrimmage and bounced down the field for 27 yards. Celek continued his heroics in the second half, and on consecutive receptions in the third quarter racked up another 54 yards (a 39 yard streak down the middle and a 15 yard screen pass). In the end, Celek had the best day of his short career and proved he is more than capable of filling in for Smith.
2008 Week 10 vs NYG (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Celek's only target of the game came in the fourth quarter.
2008 Week 11 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Though he didn't start, Celek nearly managed to match fellow TE L. J. Smith in targets, and actually ended the game with more yards. Unfortunately, QB Donovan McNabb spent much more time looking for his WRs than his TEs, and, as such, Celek really never had much of an opportunity to shine.
2008 Week 12 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
While he received the start, Celek didn't see any of his five targets until the second half when QB Kevin Kolb took over for Donovan McNabb. At that point he seemed to become one of Kolb's two favorite targets, along with WR DeSean Jackson. Celek appeared to be assigned the role of Kolb's security blanket as he ran primarily short to medium routes, so while he finished second on the Eagles with three receptions, he amassed only 26 yards.
2008 Week 15 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Celek split time with L.J. Smith at tight end and was fairly quiet on the night, ending up with only nine yards on two catches.
2008 Week 16 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Celek who had a run of decent games lately was held quiet with only eight yards.
2008 Week 17 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 30 / 1 rec)
Celek scored his first touchdown on the season and contributed 30 yards on three catches. He was playing in place of regular TE L.J. Smith.
2008 Week 18 vs MIN (6 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)
Celek put up respectable numbers as he filled in for L.J. Smith as he caught all six balls thrown his way for 56 yards. Three of his receptions resulted in first downs.
2008 Week 19 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 12 / 1 rec)
Celek was targeted five times and finished with just three receptions for 12 yards, but came through with a big fourth quarter play for Philadelphia when he caught a one yard touchdown pass to start the fourth quarter to extend the Eagles lead to 9.
2008 Week 20 vs ARI (11 / 10 / 83 / 2 rec)
Celek had a career day and set a Philadelphia playoff record ten receptions and became a favorite target for McNabb when Arizona blitzed. On several grabs either linebackers, safeties, or both hit Celek very hard but he always managed to hang on.
2007 Week 4 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Celek was the primary receiving tight end since L.J. Smith did not play. Celek caught all three balls thrown his way.
2007 Week 6 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Celek was targeted three times in the game, catching two of them for a total of 14 yards.
2007 Week 10 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Celek was open on his one target but McNabb led him too far.
2007 Week 13 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Celek made the most of his only opportunity by catching a pass over the middle and gaining a first down.
2007 Week 15 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Brent Celek, normally the Eagles third tight end, found himself starting for them in this one. With LJ Smith injured, Matt Schobel started the game. But once Schobel was forced from the game with a head injury, Celek got a shot at extended playing time. Though underwhelming athletically, Celek made the most of his opportunity catching three of his four targets for 50 yards. His biggest play of the game came on a target down the deep middle of the field for 29 yards, eventually setting up an Eagles field goal.
2007 Week 16 vs NO (3 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Celek received the start due to injuries to the other tight ends on the roster. He made the most of his start by being involved in the offense early. He caught the first two passes thrown his way, but was not able to make any more catches later in the first half.
2007 Week 17 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 18 / 1 rec)
The rookie from Cincinnati caught McNabb's two yard TD pass in the first quarter. He played the entire game and finished with three grabs for 18 yards.