The Philadelphia Eagles released tight end Brent Celek, the team announced Tuesday.
Celek was the longest tenured player on the Eagles, who cleared $4 million from their salary cap with the move.
The 33-year-old has appeared in all but one game with the team over his 11 NFL seasons. His role has been altered significantly with the emergence of Zach Ertz, with Celek finishing with a career-low total in catches (13) and receiving yards (130) last season.
Celek's departure comes on the heels of reports surfacing that fellow tight end Trey Burton will sign a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Burton etched his name into Philadelphia lore last month for his part in the "Philly Special" during Super Bowl LII.