Eagles Ink “Captain” Celek to a 6-Year Deal

Tight end Brent Celek should be wearing Eagles green for years to come after signing a six-year contract extension with the Birds.

The deal was worth $33 million with $11 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

Celek, 24, emerged as one of Donovan McNabb’s favorite targets this season hauling in a team-high 54 passes for 601 yards and five touchdowns.

The reliable tight end became a fan favorite for being tough to drag down. At least a few times this season he has run over a would-be tackler -- a reputation that got him the loudest applause of any player introduced last Sunday against the Skins.

But, Celek upset the NFL gods when he posed like Captain Morgan after scoring against the Cowboys on national TV last month. He was reprimanded but not fined by the league after it was revealed that Celek was posing as the Captain as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign that raised money for former players. Maybe he was just trying to make a name for himself as “Captain” Celek.

Celek was the Birds fifth round pick out of Cincinnati in the 2007 NFL Draft.

The deal keeps the 6-foot-4, 255-pounder in Philly through 2016.

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