The Philadelphia Eagles have quickly taken care of some contract business this week, signing tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to contract extensions. Both were signed through the 2016 season, and will now spend all or the bulk of their careers in Philadelphia.
There was already some fan discussion about whether or not Chip Kelly might look to convince Trent Baalke to consider a deal for Ertz. That would seem to be off the table entirely at this point. Ertz signed a 5-year, $42.5 million deal that will keep him under Philly control through 2021. The deal makes Ertz the fourth highest paid tight end in the league. He had a strong finish to the season, but that will still drive up the market for some of the more talented tight ends on the market.
Celek has spent his entire career with the Eagles, and will likely finish it up there. He signed a 3-year, $13 million extension that will keep him in Philly through 2019. He and Ertz are likely to be big factors in Doug Pederson's offense moving forward.
The San Francisco 49ers have one free agent among their tight ends, Garrett Celek. He is Brent's brother, for those wondering. He got extra opportunities with Vernon Davis traded, and could find some bidders on the open market. I don't see him getting a huge deal, but it will be interesting to see if the 49ers try and bring him back. They have Busta Anderson coming off IR, and Blake Bell is likely to get significant opportunities next season.