Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Eagles release TE Brent Celek, the longest-tenured member of the team

Eagles release TE Brent Celek, the longest-tenured member of the team

According to Field Yates, the Eagles have restructured Lane Johnson's contract to save $7.5 million on their cap.

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.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with veteran tight end Brent Celek. The longest tenured Eagle will save the Birds $4 million in cap space.

Celek is now known as the longest tenured athlete in Philadelphia. Celek, who missed just one regular-season game in his 11-year career with Philadelphia, ranks fourth in team history with 175 games played behind David Akers (188), Brian Dawkins (183) and Harold Carmichael (180). He has seen his receiving role in the offense significantly shrink over the last two years, as he's totaled just 27 total catches, 285 yards and one touchdown.

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. This will likely limit interest in him as well as the value of the contract he signs, but shouldn't completely drives teams away to the point where he is not employed for the upcoming season. They cheered for the Super Bowl champ as he waved and thanked them. He finished out his long and successful run with 398 catches for 4,998 yards, and 31 touchdowns.

Executive VP Howie Roseman worked his magic once again, showing why he is one of the best personnel executives in the league.

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