Eagles HC Chip Kelly confirmed that starting C Jason Kelce will in fact undergo hernia surgery.
- According to Eskin, Philadelphia is already in the process of looking for replacement.
- Jeff McLane confirms that Kelce is likely undergo surgery in the coming days and adds that he could be out 6-8 weeks and possibly more.
Kelce, 26, signed a six-year contract extension that brings his deal to $40.11 million in total and includes $13 million guaranteed. Philadelphia paid him a $6 million signing bonus, which leaves him with a reasonable base salary of $1.398 million for the 2014 season.
Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 center in league this season and was especially good at run-blocking.
We’ll have more updates regarding Kelce’s status and possible replacements as the news is available.