Free Agent TE Brent Celek Leaning Towards Retirement


Free agent TE Brent Celek said on 97.5 The Fanatic that he’s leaning towards retiring from the NFL, even though he’s received a “few” offers from NFL teams.

“I think I’m leaning more toward retirement,” Celek said, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I’ve had a few offers, but none of them are worth leaving a city that I have been in for 11 years where I won the Super Bowl in my final year. It wouldn’t feel right to put another uniform on.

When asked if he’d play for the Cowboys, Celek says there’s no way he’d sign on with Dallas.

Hell no. Do you think I would play for the Cowboys? Philly is my home,” Celek said. “If they offered me $10 million, I still wouldn’t go.”

Celek visited with the Lions several months ago and reportedly had some interest from the Chiefs, but it appears as though neither option was appealing enough for him to sign.

Celek, 33, is a former fifth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2007. He was in the final year of his four-year, $18 million contract that included $6 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2018 season when the Eagles released him this past March.

In 2017, Celek appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and caught 13 passes for 130 yards receiving and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 62 tight end out of 71 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

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