Jason Kelce Nearing Contract Extension with the Eagles, According to Report

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The Eagles are expected to soon announce a contract extension with center Jason Kelce, according to a report.

You can't say the Philadelphia Eagles aren't busy.

Early on Wednesday, the team announced a five year extension with offensive tackle Jason Peters. Later in the day, reports emerged that the Eagles are nearing a new contract for pending free agent Riley Cooper. Now, it's also been reported that Eagles' starting center Jason Kelce is in line for a new deal. Kelce is currently set to enter the last year of his rookie contract.

According to a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kelce is expected to sign a long-term extension with the Eagles soon. An announcement could come as early as Thursday morning.

With Jason Peters’ contract extension, the Eagles are expected to focus their attention on locking Jason Kelce up with a long-term deal sometime in the very near future. The announcement could come as early as Thursday morning with a press conference in the afternoon, according to sources close to Kelce.

Locking up Kelce long-term makes sense for both parties involved. Kelce is a young talent who's played well for the Eagles. While he didn't earn any official honors this year,  he did rank as the number one overall center by Pro Football Focus in 2013. He also made the USA Today "All-Joe" Team. BGN made the case for a Kelce extension earlier this offseason.

With Kelce entering the last year of his deal at the age of 26, it is imperative that the Eagles lock him up as one of the key cogs of the offense. [...] With Kelce and Johnson locked up to long-term deals, the front office can continue to build around them for the future.

A Kelce extension would be just another example of how Eagles GM Howie Roseman continues to make sure in-house matters are taken care of before the new league year begins on March 11.

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