Eagles Milestones: Brent Celek can join elite company Sunday

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Eagles Milestones: Brent Celek can join elite company Sunday

The longest-tenured Eagle, tight end Brent Celek, leads off this week's edition of Eagles Milestone Watch.
Celek, now in his 11th year with the Eagles, has a chance to join some pretty elite company Sunday when the Eagles face the Bears at the Linc.
Let's dive right in!
• Celek has 4,968 career receiving yards, all in an Eagles uniform. With 32 more yards, he will become the eighth player in Eagles history with 5,000 receiving yards and only the 12th tight end in NFL history with at least 5,000 receiving yards all with the same team. The only other players with at least 5,000 yards all in an Eagles uniform are Pete Retzlaff (7,412), Mike Quick (6,464), Hall of Famer Pete Pihos (5,619) and Bobby Walston (5,363).
• Rodney McLeod has an interception in three straight games, and with an interception Sunday, he'll tie the franchise record of four straight games with an INT. Bill Bradley opened the 1972 season with an interception in four straight games.
• Carson Wentz is seeking his seventh straight game with two or more touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions. That would match the 11th-longest such streak in NFL history.
• The Eagles have rushed for 197 and 215 rushing yards in their last two games. The last time they had 190 or more rushing yards in three straight games was in 1978 when they did it against the Colts, Dolphins and Saints.
• The Eagles have held three straight opponents to less than 240 total yards of offense for the first time since 1993. If they hold the Bears to 240 or fewer yards, it would equal their longest such streak since a seven-game streak in 1954. In 1991, they held the Giants, 49ers, Saints and Buccaneers below 240 yards in consecutive weeks.

Where should Carson Wentz land on NFL's top 10 list?

Where should Carson Wentz land on NFL's top 10 list?

We now officially know Carson Wentz will be somewhere in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2018. 

We just don’t know where he’ll land. 

As far as the other Eagles on the list, the Super Bowl champions weren’t extremely well-represented: 68. Zach Ertz, 69. Fletcher Cox, 95. Lane Johnson, 96. Malcolm Jenkins. 

Before tearing his ACL and LCL on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles, it seemed like Wentz was on his way to an MVP season. In 13 games, Wentz threw for over 3,200 yards and a franchise-record 33 touchdown passes. 

Wentz is the only player in the top 10 who has never been anywhere on the top 100 list before. Can he go from off the list to No. 1?

Here’s the list of players (in alphabetical order) who will be unveiled in the top 10 on Monday night. 

  • Le'Veon Bell 
  • Tom Brady 
  • Drew Brees 
  • Antonio Brown
  • Aaron Donald 
  • Todd Gurley
  • Julio Jones 
  • Von Miller 
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Carson Wentz

In the comments below, leave your top 10 in order. We’ll see how close everyone can get. 

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Jalen Mills' charity softball game takes over Reading soon

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Jalen Mills' charity softball game takes over Reading soon

Carson Wentz held his inaugural AO1 Foundation softball game earlier this month and the event was a huge success, raising over $850,000 for charity. 

Saturday afternoon, another Eagles player has a charity softball game. 

This time, green-haired cornerback Jalen Mills will take over FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. The home run derby starts at 1 p.m. and the softball game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available.

According to the website, the game will help benefit the National Youth Foundation.

As for the list of players and celebrities, several of Mills’ current and former teammates are expected to show. 

Here’s the full list provided on the website: 

Corey Clement 
Bryce Treggs
Rashard Davis
Mike Wallace 
Alshon Jeffery
Jason Peters
Brandon Graham
D.J. Killings
Rick Lovato

Other NFL players
Terrence Brooks
Kwon Alexander
Duke Riley
Tyrann Mathieu
Jamal Adams
Steven Johnson
Leonard Fournette

Other celebrities
Musical artist Fat Boy SSE
Former Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis
Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid
Competitive eater Notorious B.O.B. 
Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus
Radio host DJ Diamond Kuts
Super fan Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni