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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Celek vows not to complain about contract

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

For a third-year player out of Cincinnati who was drafted in the fifth round, $11 million in guaranteed money is pretty heady stuff. But if Eagles tight end Brent Celek continues on his current pace, this six-year, $33 million contract extension might look like the ultimate bargain in a few seasons.

The Eagles have had players with long-term deals complain in the past (see Sheldon Brown and Lito Sheppard), but Celek said Tuesday that he would never be one of those players.

"I'll tell you right now that I'm set and I'm happy with my deal," Celek said. "I can promise you that I won't be up here complaining about my deal [in a few years], because they put trust in me by signing me early and giving me financial security for the rest of my life. I owe it to them to play out my deal."

Now there's something you don't hear every day. I think it also helps that general manager Tom Heckert and Celek have a great relationship.