Eagles release TE Brent Celek, their longest-tenured player

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The $7.5 million in savings nearly gets the Eagles under the number they need to be under the cap when the new league year starts Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that the team has released tight end Brent Celek. While the situation is a sad one for the Eagles organization and fans, it was good to see Celek finish out his final season with the Eagles as a Super Bowl Champion. Although they have high hopes for Billy Brown, the Eagles will most-likely snag another tight end in the later rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

And as the Eagles aim to situate themselves as perennial contenders, they become more appealing to veterans like Ngata. He had 398 catches for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns. His role has been altered significantly with the emergence of Zach Ertz, with Celek finishing with a career-low total in catches (13) and receiving yards (130) last season.

Winter Storm Warning & More Rain & Snow on The Way
Cloudy with periods of snow, leaving a coating to an inch or two for most with slightly higher amounts possible north and east. Winds are out of the East to 10mph this morning, and will be out of the Southeast to 10mph this afternoon.

Executive VP Howie Roseman worked his magic once again, showing why he is one of the best personnel executives in the league. Finding tight-end depth will be a big need this offseason. 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.

The Miami native and former second team All-ACC player will command some money based on his past season - whether it comes from the Eagles or another team has yet to be decided, but it seems like the men in green aren't going down without a fight.

Ngata's looming arrival also illustrates that the Eagles remain open to adding veterans on one-year contracts.

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