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January 25, 2016

Eagles sign Zach Ertz to five-year contract extension

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Zach Ertz is rich.

The Eagles locked up Zach Ertz through 2021 this morning after signing him to a five-year extension, the team announced. Ertz caught 75 passes for 853 yards and two touchdowns in 2015. The money totals, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:

Ertz's career numbers through three seasons:

 YearRec Yards YPC TD 
 201336 469 13.0 
 201458 702 12.1 
 201575 853 11.4 
 TOTAL169 2024 12.0 

Ertz closed the season with excellent numbers, as he racked up 35 catches for 450 yards in his last four games.

 OpponentRec Yards YPC TD 
 Bills98 19.6 
 Cardinals78 9.8 
 Redskins13 122 9.4 
 Giants152 16.9 

With Ertz now making more than $8 million per season on average, it's going to be difficult to carry longtime Eagles tight end Brent Celek at $5 million this season. Expect the Eagles to ask Celek to take a pay cut, or part ways with him.

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