Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce is set to retire after the team's playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to three anonymous sources who informed The Associated Press.

The decision, not yet public, was made known to teammates in the postgame locker room, where Kelce, 36, became visibly emotional.

He has considered retirement for several seasons and did not speak to reporters after the loss. 

Eagles coach Nick Sirianni expressed admiration for Kelce, describing him as special and indicating a place for him in the team even after retirement.

Kelce, a sixth-round pick in 2011, played 13 seasons with the Eagles, becoming the franchise's all-time leader in games played.

As a 7-time Pro Bowler, he was a key figure in the team's dominant offensive line, contributing to the Eagles' Super Bowl win in 2017. 

Kelce is known for his off-field contributions, such as singing the national anthem and delivering a memorable speech at the 2018 Super Bowl parade. 

He is the older brother of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and both gained popularity through their "New Heights Podcast."

Despite the disappointment of the playoff loss, veteran defensive lineman Brandon Graham expressed his desire for a farewell tour in Philadelphia for his final season.

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