Philadelphia Eagles: Brent Celek will always be a legend to fans

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Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Celek was due to count for $5 million against Philadelphia's 2018 salary cap.

Celek, 33, was the longest-tenured member on the Eagles team.


Robinson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2010 and spent five years with the team before playing a season each with the then San Diego Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Eagles this offseason. While the situation is a sad one for the Eagles organization and fans, it was good to see Celek finish out his final season with the Eagles as a Super Bowl Champion.

Don't be surprised if a few other Eagles' players help the team move money around - like Jason Peters - so the team can add a few more Ngata-like players as they look to build on last year's depth and injury-versatility. Celek would likely be relegated to a passing-down only player moving forward, which makes his skill set even more niche.


Celek finished with 398 catches for 4,998 receiving yards and 31 receiving touchdowns in his 175 games with the Eagles. During that decade-plus in the league, Celek has missed just one out of a possible 176 games, which is an incredible feat. His role has been altered significantly with the emergence of Zach Ertz, with Celek finishing with a career-low total in catches (13) and receiving yards (130) last season. Prior to the 2016-17 season, the Eagles and Johnson agreed to a six-year, $63 million contract with over $35 million guaranteed. His dedication to his profession and this organization is unmatched and he will go down as one of the best tight ends in franchise history.


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