October 14, 2014 |
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.
October 13, 2014 |
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.
November 4, 2008
1. Smith 2. Brent Celek 3. Matt Schobel 4. Todd Herremans
September 7, 2014 |
The draft had just ended, and Trey Burton was fielding calls like most of the rookies who just missed out on being selected. He knew the Eagles were interested. The feeling was mutual. But the post-draft scramble for undrafted rookies is a free-for-all, and while Burton's multiposition four years at Florida might have lowered his draft stock, it would certainly make him an appealing addition to any training camp. The Eagles had more in mind than just a camp body, though, and Burton envisioned as much, because of his familiarity with Chip Kelly's offense.
December 3, 2013 |
Zach Ertz grasped the pass with both hands and touched his pair of black cleats inbounds. A two-handed shove from an Arizona defender sent the tight end spiraling out of the end zone. It was the rookie's second career touchdown and the 6-yard strike was nearly perfect, giving the Eagles a first-quarter lead in Sunday's 24-21 win. The lone flaw was the photograph of tight end James Casey - not Ertz - that flashed across the stadium's pair of 96-foot-wide jumbotrons. Ertz and Brent Celek combined for 97 receiving yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles targeted the league's worst defense against tight ends.
June 16, 2010
The Eagles on Tuesday signed fourth-round draft picks Mike Kafka, a quarterback, and Clay Harbor, a tight end, to four-year deals. Kafka, out of Northwestern, is likely to be the third-string quarterback this year behind Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick. Harbor, from Missouri State, figures to battle with Cornelius Ingram for the job backing up Brent Celek. The Eagles have signed nine of their 13 draft picks, all from the fourth round or later. - Jonathan Tamari
December 19, 2012 |
TIGHT END Clay Harbor has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-back contusion, the Eagles announced Tuesday. Harbor, 25, has 25 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns this season, all of which are career highs. With Harbor out, Brent Celek and Emil Igwenagu are the tight ends on the active roster. Celek is due to return after missing last week's game with a concussion. Igwenagu, who also plays fullback, made his NFL debut last week.
February 1, 2013 |
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.
January 27, 2010
You can add Eagles coach Andy Reid and tight end Brent Celek to the head table for the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's annual awards dinner on Monday night. Reid will be one of the featured speakers, along with Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. Celek will be honored as the outstanding Philadelphia pro athlete for 2009. Tickets for the 106th annual affair, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, N.J., are $75, and can be purchased online at www.pswa.