Jaguars Sign Former Colts First-Round DE/OLB Bjoern Werner, Cut DB Chance Casey

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Wednesday that they’ve signed former Colts first-round pick DE/OLB Bjoern Werner to a contract.

  • Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Werner’s contract includes no guaranteed money and is essentially a “prove it” deal.
  • The Jaguars also waived DB Chance Casey to make room for Werner.

This is the first reported interest in Werner since he became available several months ago, which shows just how fall he’s fallen in the eyes of NFL teams since he was a top-25 pick a few years ago.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Werner to a contract won’t factor into the Jaguars’ 2017 compensatory picks.

Werner, 25, was taken with the No. 24 overall pick during the 2013 NFL draft by the Colts. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.896 million rookie contract when he was released in a move that freed up $1,481,781 in available cap space for the Colts.

In 2015, Werner appeared in 10 games for the Colts and registered just 13 tackles and no sacks. In total, Werner played just 152 snaps for the Colts last year.

Casey, 25, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor back in 2013. He lasted just over a year in Oakland before he was waived and later signed to the 49ers’ practice squad.

Casey returned to the Raiders briefly and played for the Colts and Browns before signing a contract with the Jaguars back in February.

In 2014, Casey appeared in two games and recorded seven tackles and a pass defense.

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