Eagles release TE Celek

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The Eagles will clear up four million dollars in cap space, which officially puts them under the cap.

The Eagles announced Celek's release on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with veteran tight end Brent Celek. His teammates and fans were sad to see the longest-tenured player go. And even though Celek recently indicated he would love to return for another National Football League season, it will be interesting to see if the veteran tight ends sticks to that decision or simply decides to call it a career by going out as a victor.

The three other Eagles tight ends now under contract - Billy Brown, Joshua Perkins, and Adam Zaruba - did not play a single regular-season snap for the team in 2017.

Celek has certainly been durable, missing just one game over his last 11 years, something that should mitigate concerns about his age.

Celek caught 398 passes for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns over his career with the Eagles.

And as the Eagles aim to situate themselves as perennial contenders, they become more appealing to veterans like Ngata. Johnson, slated to have a cap hit of over $12 million in 2018-19, will now have one just under $5 million due to Howie Roseman's magical cap structuring talents. Burton etched his name into Philadelphia lore last month for his part in the "Philly Special" during Super Bowl LII. A few teams are off the market for quarterbacks, as Drew Brees signed a two-year, $50 million deal with New Orleans, Case Keenum reportedly agreed to play for the Broncos, and Kirk Cousins agreed to a likely three-year, $84 million deal with Minnesota.



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