Eagles players get sentimental on loss of 'true brother' Brent Celek

  • Eagles players get sentimental on loss of 'true brother' Brent Celek

Eagles players get sentimental on loss of 'true brother' Brent Celek

With the loss of Celek and now the loss of Trey Burton, the Eagles have a lot of work to do this offseason with finding a backup for Zach Ertz.

Ngata is the latest new Eagle to jump on the bandwagon, following rumors Monday that the soon-to-be-cut Ndamukong Suh wanted to join the defending National Football League champs.

The Eagles are now strapped for cap space and will stand to save $4 million with Celek's release.

"Brent Celek defines what it means to be a Philadelphia Eagle", the organization said in a statement, "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".

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that the team has released tight end Brent Celek. His 971 receiving yards that season are the second-most by a tight end in Eagles history, trailing only Pete Retzlaff's 1,190 receiving yards in 1965. 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.

Johnson, 27, is under contract with the Eagles through the 2021 season.

And as the Eagles aim to situate themselves as perennial contenders, they become more appealing to veterans like Ngata. He has led the team in receptions in each of the previous two seasons. The one-time third tight end in Philly will be paid $32 million over four years when he officially signs with Chicago.

This leaves the Jets, Cardinals and Dolphins as the few teams that may be interested in giving Philly the return they want for Foles - at least a first rounder.