Eagles TE Brent Celek, recovering from a sprained MCL in his right knee, was working out on the side field Wednesday morning, but is not ready to go yet.
“The thing he can’t do right now, he’s got to be able to cut,” HC Andy Reid said. “He’s doing ok, you saw him running the hoops over there, and he’s getting better, but it’s not quite ready to go today. We’ll see here in the next couple days how he improves. He’s taking big steps everyday.”
The injury may actually help savvy owners on draft day, as Celek's stock started to rise over the past few weeks. After a very slow start to the 2011 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.