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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