Philadelphia Eagles Cleanup Duty: Battle for the Backup TE Position

August 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It is a topic generally not discussed at the water cooler, who will be the backup to tight end superstar Brent Celek, however it is something of high importance for a number of reasons.
For instance, what were to happen if Celek became injured on a freak play out was forced to sit on the sideline for an extended period of time or even just temporarily?
How about if the man simply just needs to take a break—who is the next best option to line up behind him on the depth chart?
The two leading candidates in training camp are second year man Cornelius Ingram and rookie Clay Harbor.
Cornelius Ingram is an interesting prospect who was the Eagles fifth round draft pick in the 2009 draft who's draft stock dropped significantly after suffering an ACL injury to his left knee his senior year at college.
Prior to that he was considered one of the best tight ends entering the draft who displayed great overall technique, fast for a tight ends, and had extremely s...

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