August 8, 2010
1. Stewart Bradley 2. Brent Celek 3. Trent Cole 4. DeSean Jackson 5. Kevin Kolb 6. Quintin Mikell 7. Asante Samuel
November 19, 2013 |
"I put the Eagles offense as one of my bottom five. Why did I do it? Not that they are one of the worst five units in the NFL. It's because, 'It's going to be one of the fastest units we've ever seen. What are you going to do to stop it? . . . It's going to be unbelievable.' How is that working out? Is it just the most unbelievable thing you've ever seen?" - Phil Simms, Oct. 24 When reading the above quote, the first thing that comes to mind, aside from the irrationality of the thinking, is how much it seems Simms wanted Chip Kelly to fail, or at least for him to get his newfangled college offense handed to him for a season or two. The old guard of the NFL doesn't like to see a newbie come into its league and have immediate success, and Simms said something without much support and something he likely will regret.
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.
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.
October 7, 2009
WHEN THEY approached Susie and Brent Celek about getting involved in trying to build a Miracle Field in Northampton Township, a safe, smooth baseball surface for kids in wheelchairs, it felt like deja vu, all over again. "I grew up in Greentown, Ohio," Susie said. "On a street with five boys, four of them named Matthew. One of them was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down. "My brother Matt built obstacle courses and other games for us to play. And he always designed them so that Matthew could play, too. He'd choose the sides for balance, matched the young kids with the older kids.
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.
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.
August 12, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM - The website Twitter-Athletes.com lists 24 tweeting Birds - that is, two dozen Eagles with active Twitter accounts, from A.Q. Shipley (@aqshipley) and his 452 followers to DeSean Jackson (@deseanjackson10), with his 29,146, as of about 8:30 last night. Lots of their output tends to be a bit dry. Earnest fullback Leonard Weaver (@LeonardWeaver) let us know he was "about to attend a special teams meeting" recently, for example. Other players like to have a little fun with their 140 characters, perhaps too much fun, as left guard Todd Herremans discovered Tuesday when he lamented the "barrage of homosexuality" in the third season of the HBO series "True Blood.