Reports: Tight end Brent Celek to meet with Lions

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

After releasing Eric Ebron on Wednesday, and seeing Darren Fells sign with the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions could stand adding a tight end or two to the roster.

According to multiple reports, the team is meeting with veteran Brent Celek on Thursday.

Celek, an 11-year veteran, has spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was released by the team this week, saving the cap-strapped Eagles more than $4 million in space.

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Highly durable, the 33-year-old Celek has missed just one game in his career, but has seen his role shrink in recent years following the emergence of Zach Ertz. In the past two seasons, Celek has recorded just 27 receptions for 285 yards and one touchdown.