Zach Ertz makes biggest jump among Eagles tight ends
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/1/14) Eagles offensive coordiantor Pat Shurmur said the tight end group has really improved, especially second-year pro Zach Ertz.
"When you look at each guy, Brent Celek is very veteran, but he's in great shape. He looks terrific. James Casey kind of does everything we ask him to do, whether it's run block, pass block. He's really good even out of the back ield at times," Shurmur said.
"Then Ertz has probably made the biggest improvement because he's the youngest guy. I think we can use any combination of one, two or three of them at any time. Really, we train our guys. Receivers and tight ends, they're all just skill players to us."
The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the tight ends, specifically Ertz, to benefit from the departures of receivers DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant.
"When you look at how many offensive plays that you have over the course of the season, there’s a lot of opportunities to spread the ball around, get people involved," Roseman said. "I don’t think you have to look further than when you look at the Denver Broncos and how many options they have in their passing game and how big of an advantage that is when you have guys all around the field and you can get different personnel groups and that’s what we’re looking to do. We're looking to be an explosive, dynamic offense and when you talk about the skills that he has, Jeremy, certainly he adds to that group."
Maclin was the latest to sign when he inked a one-year deal Saturday.
Brent Celek exits Wild Card loss with neck injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (1/4/14) Eagles tight ends Brent Celek was forced out of Saturday's Wild Card game at home against New Orleans with a neck injury.
Celek sustained the injury in the fourth quarter and was unable to return despite being ruled probable for return. He caught two of three passes thrown his way for 16 yards in a 26-24 defeat.
Eagles tight ends make big impact Week 17
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Eagles tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz made their presence felt Week 17 at Dallas. Celek caught three passes for 71 yards, including a 35-yarder and a 14-yard touchdown. Ertz hauled in three receptions for 43 yards.
Each tight end was targeted five times, tied for the team lead with receiver Jason Avant. Celek has scored in consecutive weeks entering Saturday's playoff game vs. New Orleans.
Brent Celek paces Eagles in receiving
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/23/13) Eagles tight end Brent Celek caught three passes for a team-high 58 yards in the win over Chicago, including a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was Celek's fifth score this season.
Celek drew four targets, third most on the team. He'll visit the Cowboys in Week 17.
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Brent Celek is no longer a must-start Fantasy tight end, but he can be a bye-week replacement when needed. It will just depend on how much of an impact Zach Ertz makes this season. We view Ertz as the best tight end for the Eagles, but Celek played well in 2013 given his role with 32 catches for 502 yards and six touchdowns, which were his best total since scoring eight in 2009. You're not going to draft Celek in the majority of leagues, but if he's playing well and the matchup is right, he could find his way into your lineup if needed in deeper leagues.