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 Eagles announced Celek's release on Tuesday.
OT Cordy Glenn Traded to Bengals; Bills Swap 1st-Round Draft Picks
The Bills had been looking to unload Glenn and the Bengals were in desperate need of an upgrade at the offensive tackle position. He signed a six-year contract extension with the team in 2016, but injuries limited him to just six appearances last season.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released tight end Brent Celek after 11 seasons. His teammates and fans were sad to see the longest-tenured player go. Philly drafted him in the fifth round in 2007 and spent his entire 11-year National Football League career with the team. His 971 receiving yards that season are the second-most by a tight end in Eagles history, trailing only Pete Retzlaff's 1,190 receiving yards in 1965. He was used mostly as a blocking tight end. The 6-4, 255-pound tight end caught 398 passes for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns during his career with the Eagles.
Celek finished with only 13 catches for 130 yards and one touchdown last season.
Kyrie Irving (knee) won't play Wednesday for Celtics
If Smart is sidelined for an extended period of time (potentially into the playoffs), it would be a big hit to the Celtics. Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will not play in Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards because of a knee injury.
Johnson, 27, is under contract with the Eagles through the 2021 season. But when looking at how much he's been through since coming on board in 2007, both good and bad, Celek deserves all of the credit in the world for sticking it out with Philadelphia, as he's always been one of the most respected players in the locker room.
Once again, the thinking seems to be that Philly's investments paid off in 2017 with a Super Bowl title, so they'll try to replicate them in 2018. A few teams are off the market for quarterbacks, as Drew Brees signed a two-year, $50 million deal with New Orleans, Case Keenum reportedly agreed to play for the Broncos, and Kirk Cousins agreed to a likely three-year, $84 million deal with Minnesota.
BJP adds dramatic twist to Rajya Sabha elections by adding fourth candidate
Goyal said the BJP delegation informed the EC about?irregularities? in nomination forms of Rathwa and also Valera. The official also accepted the nomination of Independent candidate P.