Celek agreed to a three-year, $13 million contract to stay with the Eagles, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. The deal reportedly includes $6 million guaranteed, which shows just how much the Eagles value the 31-year-old Celek, even though Zach Ertz has emerged as the team's primary tight end. Celek's days as a useful fantasy contributor may be numbered, but he's still an important part of the Philadelphia running game, with solid hands to boot.
Celek caught two passes for 38 yards in Sunday's season-ending win over the Giants. Celek finished with 58 more yards and two more touchdowns than last season, and he will likely be a fair bench tight end option for the rest of his career. But Zach Ertz established himself as the Eagles' top tight end this season, taking 16 percent more snaps than Celek, and Celek's days as a starting tight end are more than likely officially over.
Celek caught one pass for 18 yards in Saturday's 38-24 loss to Washington. Saturday marked Celek's fourth straight game with just one catch. He put up solid numbers for a blocking-focused veteran tight end earlier in the year, but fellow tight end Zach Ertz has asserted himself as one of the Eagles' most potent weapons. Celek's time as the team's starting tight end may be dwindling.
Celek caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Cardinals. Celek's marginalization rolls on. He is very clearly the No. 2 tight end option in the Eagles' offense at this point, and with touches going to a stable of running backs and numerous wide receivers ahead of him on the team's hierarchy, Celek is unlikely to see another big day with quarterback Sam Bradford operating the team's offense.
Celek caught one pass for one yard in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Bills. Celek continues to be pushed to the fringes of the Eagles' offense as quarterback Sam Bradford keeps gelling with tight end Zach Ertz and the Eagles' running game keeps producing. Celek is a block-first tight end who had a few big games in the middle of the season with quarterback Mark Sanchez, but Bradford likes Ertz as a target, and will likely look his way instead of Celek's as the season continues.
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