Eagles TE Brent Celek, a fifth-round pick out of Cincinnati in 2007, became one of QB Donovan Mcnabb's go-to receivers after replacing injured L.J. Smith in the 2nd half of the 2008 season. He caught 3 passes, including 1 for a TD, in the Eagles' playoff-clinching, 44-6 win over the Cowboys in Week 17.
Celek is doing everything he can to make sure he's up to the task. He has spent much of the offseason in the weight room and the film room, and will be joining McNabb and the other receivers in Arizona for their pre-training-camp passing camp.
"I've lowered my body fat," he said. "I've put on some weight. I got stronger. I'm around the weight I want to be [about 260] and I'm going to keep working to get stronger."
In the film room, Celek has watched hours of tape of some of the league's top tight ends, particularly the Cowboys' Jason Witten and the Redskins' Chris Cooley.