October 17, 2014 |
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.
October 29, 2014 |
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.
November 4, 2008
1. Smith 2. Brent Celek 3. Matt Schobel 4. Todd Herremans
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.
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.
November 22, 2010
LeSean McCoy has just one rushing touchdown in the last five games. The Eagles failed to score a touchdown on their first possession for just the second time in the last six games. The Eagles have outscored opponents in the first quarter this season, 86-28. Asante Samuel's second-quarter interception ran the Eagles defense's streak of consecutive games with at least one interception to 13, dating to last season. Prior to last night, tight end Brent Celek had been targeted 48 times this season and had just 23 receptions.
October 8, 2012
5.8 Average yards per carry for Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall. 10 The Eagles' longest rush of the day was by LeSean McCoy for 10 yards. 106 The Steelers were flagged for nine penalties for 106 yards. The Eagles had five penalties for 35 yards. 67 The Eagles were 2 for 3 in the red zone for 67 percent efficiency. The Steelers were 1 of 4 for 25 percent. 74 Over his last 16 games, Eagles tight end Brent Celek has 74 receptions for 1,062 yards and six touchdowns.
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.