HC Andy Reid gave an optimistic, though lightly detailed on his starting tight end after Brent Celek had January surgeries to repair a sports hernia and torn labrum in his hip:
“He’s actually doing very well,” Reid said. Celek has been on the field for some drills, and will participate in at least some of the OTAs that begin May 22, Reid said. “We’ll take it easy with him and see how he does.
Asked if Celek could participate in full, Reid said, “we’ll just see how he does,” but said he wasn’t worried about the tight being ready for the start of the season.
After a very slow start to the season (9-73-0 on an average of 4.2 targets in the first five games), Celek came on strong, posting 53-738-5 in the next 11 games on a healthy 7.0 targets per game. That projects to 77-1073-7 over the course of a full season. Those are TE3 numbers.