Eagles work out Visanthe Shiancoe, hold off on Jeremy Shockey

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The Philadelphia Eagles continue to shop for veteran tight end help but might delay a meeting with former Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey that was initially scheduled for Wednesday.

Shockey turns 32 in August and for the first time in 10 NFL seasons, caught fewer than 40 passes last season in Carolina, where he split time with Greg Olsen. Shockey would be a second option behind Brent Celek, who caught 62 passes for 811 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. Celek is signed through 2016.

The Eagles hosted Visanthe Shiancoe, 32, Tuesday morning and he went through a complete workout for coaches and scouts. He has more experience in the West Coast offense but wasn't re-signed by the Vikings in free agency. Minnesota is set with younger options John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph on the roster.

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