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October 18, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brent Celek's statistical production has declined since Chip Kelly became the Eagles coach, but the man who is most pleased with Celek seems to be Kelly. There is no player Kelly speaks about with more reverence than Celek. "When you talk about what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like," Kelly said, "Brent Celek is what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like. " Kelly called Celek "everything you want," elaborating that he is the "ultimate" professional who is "totally selfless. " From Kelly, there are few better compliments.
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December 10, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - Brent Celek sustained a concussion on the first play from scrimmage in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Celek was helped off the field after a 1-yard catch and taken to the locker room for examination. He is the third key starter on the Eagles offense to suffer a concussion this season. Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy continue to sit with lingering concussions. There was no word after the game on the severity of Celek's concussion. "For him to go out, I'll tell you it was a pretty good [hit]
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October 8, 2012 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles-Steelers game:   PITTSBURGH - Tight end Brent Celek caught a clutch, 2-yard touchdown pass to put the Eagles ahead in the fourth quarter. Earlier in the game, however, with their offensive line battered and facing a blitz-happy Steelers defense, the Eagles had to keep Celek in to block. Celek provided a lot of help for left tackle Demetress Bell against linebacker James Harrison. But with Celek staying in, Michael Vick didn't have his second-leading receiver as an option.
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November 6, 2012 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles-Saints game: NEW ORLEANS - Michael Vick's ninth interception of the season - and his second pick-six - was both his fault and that of Brent Celek. The veteran tight end ran an "out" route just shy of the goal line, and he had a slight step on the Saints defender Monday night. But Vick led Celek too much. Celek, who may have been held, half-heartedly stuck a hand out and deflected the ball into the hands of New Orleans cornerback Patrick Robinson.
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December 17, 2007 | By David Aldridge INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All season, the Eagles have been waiting for a major contribution from their tight end. If you had Brent Celek coming up with one of the top performances all season at that position, you win the pool. With L.J. Smith inactive for yesterday's game with the Cowboys, and Smith's replacement, Matt Schobel, taken out on the first series on a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit by Dallas safety Ken Hamlin, Celek was the last available tight end on the Eagles' roster. That meant a lot more offensive snaps, and it meant the rookie from Cincinnati - normally a blocker - would become one of Donovan McNabb's top targets.
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December 19, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not going to make for a good argument if the Eagles and DeSean Jackson ever hold contract extension talks, but the wide receiver could point to Brent Celek's resurgence this season for proof of his worth. Jackson's loss has been Celek's gain. The tight end had a career day as the Eagles held on to dear playoff life and trounced the New York Jets, 45-19, on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Jackson not so much. The pregame storyline on Jackson was that he needed to put on a show against the Jets' all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis with his future in Philadelphia in great doubt.
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December 7, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, Daily News Staff Writer leea@phillynews.com
EVERY SUMMER, Brent Celek and his brother Garrett, now a rookie tight end with the 49ers, get together and talk football. Now in his sixth NFL season, Brent plays the role of mentor. If he is as good a teacher as Garrett says he is, he will probably spare his brother any lessons born of this season of Eagles football. Like many of his Eagles teammates, this year has been one to forget for Celek. Whether dropping passes or absorbing bone-crunching hits, the veteran tight end has not been his reliable self in months.
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November 4, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brent Celek enjoyed a career day Sunday as the Eagles routed the Seattle Seahawks, 26-7. But even though Celek caught six passes for 131 yards in place of the injured L.J. Smith, Eagles coach Andy Reid insisted yesterday that there is no tight end controversy. When he is healthy, Smith still will be the starter, Reid said. Smith missed Sunday's game with a concussion he suffered Oct. 26 in a 27-14 win against the visiting Atlanta Falcons. "L.J. is a starter when he comes back, and hopefully it works out for him with his [concussion]
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December 1, 2009 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
DeSean Jackson, the Eagles' best wide receiver and the NFL's leading punt returner, left Sunday's game with a concussion that has made his status questionable at best for the team's Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Brent Celek, the starting tight end, has a sprained thumb that seemed to be a real problem for him during the Eagles' 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins. Brodrick Bunkley, one of the team's starting defensive tackles, is hobbled by a sprained ankle.
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February 1, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - Nick Foles and Garrett Celek are good friends. How good? When the two were roommates at Michigan State, they decided to get Chinese symbols tattooed on the inside of their left arms, just under their armpits. Tattoos often come with stories of regret, however. "I love the guy, but I kind of regret getting them," Celek said. "I need to probably get it removed one day. " Celek is a rookie tight end for San Francisco. The younger brother of Eagles tight end Brent Celek had just gotten done showing his Chinese symbols to someone during Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.
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October 29, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
TOMORROW afternoon, Sonny and Christie Acho will occupy the same seats they always do when they attend Arizona Cardinals' home games, in the players' family section at University of Phoenix Stadium. They shouldn't prove difficult to spot. Just look for the only parents wearing midnight green and Cardinals red. "I haven't decided [what to wear], but definitely the Eagles will be represented, maybe in the shirt and Arizona maybe in the hat," Sonny Acho said by phone the other night.
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October 18, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brent Celek's statistical production has declined since Chip Kelly became the Eagles coach, but the man who is most pleased with Celek seems to be Kelly. There is no player Kelly speaks about with more reverence than Celek. "When you talk about what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like," Kelly said, "Brent Celek is what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like. " Kelly called Celek "everything you want," elaborating that he is the "ultimate" professional who is "totally selfless. " From Kelly, there are few better compliments.
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October 17, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IT WAS MIDNIGHT in the locker room after the sixth game of the season. An Eagles tight end had scored two touchdowns in a shutout of the Giants. You would have thought Brent Celek scored both. He scored neither. "Hey, congratulations!" Celek hollered at James Casey, who had a football tucked under his arm - the football he caught for a touchdown that might otherwise have been Celek's. "See him?" Celek asked, unprovoked, pointing at another teammate. "He made unbelievable catches all night tonight.
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October 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Eagles' best unit this season did not disappoint on Sunday. The special teams, which had four touchdowns in the first five games, appeared similarly potent against the New York Giants. Chris Maragos blocked a second-quarter punt to give the Eagles their third blocked punt in three games. Darren Sproles unleashed a 43-yard punt return. Punter Donnie Jones pinned the Giants inside their own 10-yard line, and kicker Cody Parkey remained a threat on field goals and kickoffs. Sproles has been a significant upgrade as a punt returner.
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October 13, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy was ready. It was late, the game was on the line, and he wanted the ball. But his number wasn't called, and he seethed. "Yeah, I was hot. I mean, who wouldn't want the ball?" McCoy said. "I wasn't [angry], but I thought I was getting it. " While the running back's reaction may seem like a reversal from statements he made this past week, the pivotal moment in question wasn't the Eagles' late-game decision to go with Darren Sproles over McCoy against the Rams last Sunday.
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September 30, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Turns out, there IS a limit to how much the universe will let you get away with. The Eagles have come back and won three times already this season. In the process, they have overcome large imperfections. They have strained credulity many times, but yesterday, credulity bowed its neck and said "enough," with a minute and 50 seconds remaining in a 26-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. The Eagles, with five first downs and no offensive points to their name when they started a drive on their own 9, 6:26 remaining, somehow reeled off a 15-play masterpiece that took them just inside the 49ers' 2-yard line, third-and-goal, somehow given two chances to win a game they richly deserved to lose.
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September 25, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
AS THE Eagles' left tackle, Jason Peters is charged with protecting Nick Foles' blind side. It's a task that the six-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All Pro usually performs better than any other left tackle in the business. But sometimes, stuff happens. Stuff happened Sunday with 10:07 left in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 37-34 win over the Redskins. It started with that errant pass by Foles that sailed over the head of tight end Brent Celek and into the arms of Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
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September 23, 2014
THIS DEFIES BELIEF. Eagles players keep reciting a tiresome refrain about "Next Man Up," and, given the militaristic nature of the NFL, distilling remarkable feats into a nonsensical chant follows the logic of the league. Wade Smith, however, has not been in green long enough to be completely brainwashed. In his 12th NFL season, Smith realizes what the Eagles have done in the first 3 weeks is amazing. In the first three games of the season, they have played nine offensive linemen, and played them extensively.
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September 19, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Position-by-position grades for the Eagles after their 30-27 win over the Colts on Monday, spotlighting one player at each spot. OFFENSE: B   Quarterback: C+ Nick Foles had an OK outing Monday and, most important, came home with a win. There were missed receivers again, but he cut down on the turnovers and made some nice throws and reads. His numbers were slightly skewed by the large amount of successful screen passes. Foles hit Zach Ertz for 27 yards on the first drive.
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September 8, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Eagles run The Eagles had the NFL's best rushing offense last season, and the only major change was replacing Bryce Brown with Darren Sproles. Allen Barbre, a solid run blocker, is filling in for Lane Johnson at right tackle for the first month of the season. But the central figures are back, with LeSean McCoy running the ball and an offensive line that includes Pro Bowlers Jason Peters and Evan Mathis on the left side. The Jaguars ranked No. 29 in rushing defense last season.
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