Former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (that sounds weird) is visiting the Detroit Lions today, according to NFL insider Adam Caplan.
The Lions have a need at tight end after releasing Eric Ebron on Wednesday and losing Darren Fells in free agency.
The Eagles released the 33-year-old Celek earlier this week in a cost-cutting move that saved $4 million in cap space.
It would’ve been nice to see Celek retire and go out on top after winning the Super Bowl with the Eagles, but he deserves to keep playing if that’s what he wants to do. Maybe the Lions will give him that opportunity.
Celek isn’t the only Eagles veteran visiting Detroit this week. Running back LeGarrette Blount is also set to meet with the Lions.
I guess former Patriots defensive coordinator and current Lions head coach Matt Patricia liked what he saw out of these guys in New England’s loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
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In other news, the Eagles are hosting former Lions veteran Haloti Ngata on a visit in Philadelphia today. Kind of funny how that worked out for both teams.
FA DT Haloti Ngata is currently visiting with the #Eagles at the NovaCare Complex. Expectation is that he doesn’t leave without signing, but still not yet a done deal.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 15, 2018