Eagles release Celek, reportedly add 2 free agents, lose 2 others

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The Eagles started creating salary cap room for the start of the NFL jerseys new league year on Wednesday by releasing one of their most beloved and longest-tenured players in tight end Brent Celek.That move, and a few others, including losing at least two of their own free agents, will reportedly enable the zach ertz jersey to add a free agent on the defensive line as well as a linebacker.ESPN first reported Tuesday that the Eagles are expected to sign veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to a one-year contract to provide depth behind starters Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan. They are also reportedly signing former Broncos linebacker Corey Nelson, as reported by ESPN Philadelphia Eagles .

Ngata, 34, has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career, most of it spent with the Baltimore Ravens.That was a role filled the last four seasons by Beau Allen. But Allen, who's a free agent as of Wednesday, sidney jones jersey posted on his Twitter account that he won't be returning. He's not the only one. There were reports Tuesday that tight end Trey Burton, who threw the famous 1-yard touchdown pass known as the "Philly Special" to quarterback Nick Foles in the Super Bowl, will sign with the Chicago Bears.The Eagles were more than $10 million above the NFL's salary cap, and they have to get under it by 4 p.m. rasul douglas jersey Wednesday, the start of the new league year. nick foles jersey The Eagles were able to do that in part by releasing Celek, their longest-tenured player. That saved them $4 million off the cap.

Celek was the Enelson agholor jersey' fifth-round draft pick in 2007, and he is currently ranked fourth in team history in receptions with 398 and eighth in receiving yards with 4,998. Celek, remarkably, mack hollins jersey missed just one game in his 11 seasons with the Eagles.“Brent Celek defines what it means to be a Philadelphia Eagle," the team said in a statement. "His dedication to his profession and this organization is unmatched and he will go down as one of the best tight ends in franchise history. philadelphia eagles Brent embodies the City of Philadelphia’s temperament and character with his toughness and grit. He has been a huge part of everything we have been building over the last decade and it is only fitting that he was able to help us win our first Super Bowl last season."Unfortunately, in this business we are forced to make difficult decisions, legarrette blount jersey especially this time of year. This one is as tough as they come, but in our eyes, Brent will always be an Eagle."

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