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Eagles' Mack Hollins rolls into NFL Week 1 wearing Brent Celek jersey

Eagles' Mack Hollins rolls into NFL Week 1 wearing Brent Celek jersey

Mack Hollins gets it.

The wide receiver was ready for Week 1 as he rolled into Lincoln Financial Field rocking the perfect attire.

Yup, that's a kelly green Brent Celek jersey. Much respect.

"Eagles legend!" Hollins said.

Hollins was a rookie on the Eagles' Super Bowl team, which of course, marked Celek's final NFL season as the beloved tight end went out on top.

Celek never played for another team in his career. He suited up in more regular-season games (175) with the Birds than anybody in franchise history who never played for another team.

"I'm so excited for my team, this organization, but man, I'm so excited for these fans," Celek said on Feb. 4, 2018, the night the Eagles won the Super Bowl. "I can't wait to get back to them and party."

The Eagles' next Super Bowl quest began Sunday. Hollins knew how to get it started.

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Eagles troll Patriots and Cowboys in London

Eagles troll Patriots and Cowboys in London

Philadelphia doesn’t just limit their Super Bowl trolling and hatred of the Cowboys to U.S soil, it turns out. 

It appears that there is a massive Eagles bus riding around London on Friday that pokes fun of some pretty momentous sacks from last season. 

On the bus decorated with the text “God Save the QB” is a huge photo of Brandon Graham’s strip-sack of Tom Brady shortly before the Eagles were crowned world champions. On the other side is Derek Barnett’s sack of Dak Prescott in the Cowboys-Eagles game last year. It’s simply beautiful.

Check out the bus in all its glory for yourself below. 

 

Riding around on the bus is none other than Jon Dorenbos and Brent Celek, leading the way on trolling through the city while stopping at different landmarks and meeting fans. 

 

In these instances, it looks like nothing could save those quarterbacks. Either way, we’ll take every opportunity possible to make fun of the Cowboys and Patriots. 

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Newly-retired Brent Celek gives his take on 2018 Eagles

Newly-retired Brent Celek gives his take on 2018 Eagles

Thursday night is going to be a little weird for Brent Celek. 

The newly-retired tight end will be watching the Eagles take on the Falcons in the 2018 season opener. But Celek, who officially retired last Friday (see story), will be watching as a fan. 

"I'm happy with the decision," Brent Celek said to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Marc Farzetta this afternoon. "I think I've been good with the decision for a little bit now. To be able to be a fan for the first time and watch these guys play, I'm excited." 

Celek, 33, played 11 seasons with the Eagles and decided to retire as a Super Bowl champion instead of joining another team to continue his career. 

In those 11 seasons, Celek missed just one game. Back in 2012, Celek missed a game with a concussion on a short week. That makes this the first time in nearly six years the Eagles will play a game without Celek. 

But he'll be watching. 

So what does Celek think of the 2018 team? 

"I think they're going to be a good team," he said. "I think, like any team, they're going to have some struggles here and there. I'm sure everyone will think the sky is falling when they do have a few struggles. But I think these guys are tough dudes, their strong-willed and they're going to be good."

Celek, who once took a young Zach Ertz under his wing, is happy to see Ertz pass that on to talented rookie Dallas Goedert. 

Celek admitted that rookie seasons for tight ends can be tough, but thinks Goedert can be productive with so much attention on Ertz. 

As for Carson Wentz's not playing in Week 1?

"I just didn't know," Celek said. "Honestly, the kid is a beast. Rushing him into a situation like that, probably not the smartest. It's probably a good decision not to do it. I know everyone wants him out there and I would love to see him out there as well. But this is the reason you got Nick Foles, for situations like this."

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