Tight end Brent Celek was not only the longest-tenured member of the Philadelphia Eagles, but he was also beloved by teammates and fans alike.
Quarterback Carson Wentz joined Chris Long and Zach Ertz with Twitter shout-outs to Celek, who was cut Tuesday to free cap space.
A true leader on & off the field. Brent Celek is one of the greatest teammates I’ve ever played with. Selfless, talented, respected, hard-working, caring, and a true CHAMPION. Unbelievable teammate and happy to call you a great friend. Much love my brotha! pic.twitter.com/fesEQ0y0f6
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) March 13, 2018
Thank you, @BrentCelek! pic.twitter.com/W5V04t9fGj
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) March 13, 2018
I’ve had very few better teammates than @BrentCelek . I knew it from the outside but this year confirmed it for me: Celek is a philly legend! 11 year run, so loved. So much respect for you as a player and teammate. Brother 4 life!!
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 13, 2018
Celek played 11 seasons in Philadelphia and was valued for his toughness and blue-collar approach to the job. He missed just one regular-season game during his time with the Eagles, and that was because he couldn’t pass the concussion protocol on a short week in 2012.
He attended the Philadelphia 76ers’ home game on Tuesday night and was given a standing ovation by the crowd.
Brent Celek was released after playing his entire 11-year career with the Eagles.
Tonight he got a standing O from Philly fans. pic.twitter.com/1v25h0yHJJ
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 14, 2018