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Free Agent TE James Casey Visiting With Cardinals & Broncos

Update:

ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that former Eagles TE James Casey will visit with the Denver Broncos once he’s done meeting with the Arizona Cardinals this weeks.

  • Caplan mentions that are other teams that would like to meet with Casey as well.

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Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix reports the Cardinals will bring in former Eagles TE James Casey for a visit at some point this week.

The Eagles cut Casey loose last week in a move that freed up $4 million in available cap space for the Eagles. It wasn’t a surprise that Casey was cut, seeing as he played a limited role for them, and there had been talk that he could end up being a cap casualty this offseason.

Philadelphia probably did him a favor by releasing him well before the start of free agency, so he can meet with prospect teams before the market is open for business.

The Cardinals could probably use some depth at tight end, as Rob Housler will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.

Casey, 30, signed a three-year, $12 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed with the Eagles back in 2013.

Last year, he appeared in all 16 games and caught three passes for 59 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 173 snaps last year to go along with a solid rating as a run-blocker.