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Brent Celek has been a dropping machine in training camp, and this continued in the preseason game against New England where he recorded yet another drop. But Celek has seemingly been able to get open much of the time.
He is still the most experienced tight end on the roster, a good blocker and should still be the starter, at least going into Week 1.
Zach Ertz has shown a great deal of promise in training camp. That, combined with his high draft selection, should guarantee him a roster spot as the backup. Kelly has stressed versatility this offseason. A player like James Casey cannot be simply discarded. Expect him to also make the team.
Clay Harbor, unfortunately, may be out of luck. The Eagles have been trying him out at linebacker and now at wide receiver. They clearly like him as a player. He is a good blocker, is a fairly good route runner and has capable hands. But he is simply not the athletic threat that both Ertz and Celek are.
He likely lacks the speed to play wide receiver, so don't expect Harbor to return.
The rest of the tight ends should all be cut, there just isn't enough space on the roster.
Brent Celek: Start
Zach Ertz: Keep
James Casey: Keep
Clay Harbor: Cut
Derek Carrier: Cut
Emil Igwenagu: Cut
Will Shaw: Cut