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Eagles TE Brent Celek Says He’s Not Retiring

Brent Celek said that he plans to keep playing football and that has no plans yet to retire from the NFL, John McLane of Phildaelphia Inquirer.

“Yeah, I wanna play,” the Eagles tight end said Tuesday via text message.

Celek, the longest-tenured Eagle, finally won a Super Bowl in his 11th season last month. He said last year that he would wait until after the season to make a decision on his future. The 33-year-old Celek, who has one year left on his contract, also said that he expects to remain with the Eagles.

He is slated to earn $4 million in base salary in 2018. The Eagles would be on the hook for only $1 million of Celek’s $5 million salary-cap number if they were to release him. Celek signed a three-year, $12 million contract before the 2016 season, but he took a pay cut in 2017 when he agreed to a restructured deal. It is possible that the Eagles, who are currently $10 million or so over the cap, will ask him to take less once again.


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