The Broncos released tight end James Casey on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chroniclereports.
Casey was active for three games this year but did not record any statistics. He was removed from the roster to open up a spot for Derek Wolfe, who is returning from a suspension.
The Broncos signed free agent tight end/fullback James Casey to a one-year deal on Saturday, reuniting him with coach Gary Kubiak, per ProFootballTalk.com. Casey spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Texans under Kubiak, registering 752 receiving yards and four touchdown in 61 games (20 starts). He caught six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns his final two seasons with Philadelphia.
Free-agent tight end James Casey is scheduled to visit the Jaguars Wednesday, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Casey has reportedly met with Tennessee, Cleveland, Denver and Arizona and also had visits scheduled with Cincinanti and Washington. He was released by the Eagles in February, saving the team $4 million.
Free-agent tight end James Casey is scheduled to visit the Cardinals later this week, reports 910 AM in Phoenix.
Casey is also scheduled to visit the Broncos on Thursday, reports The Denver Post.
Casey was recently released by the Eagles. In 2014, he caught three passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns.
The Eagles announced the team has released tight end James Casey on Thursday. Casey confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he'd been "fired" by the Eagles.
The move will give the Eagles some salary cap flexibility. Casey was slated to earn $4 million in 2015, and his entire salary is non-guaranteed, meaning it will all count as cap savings.
Casey played in all 16 games for the Eagles last season, starting two. He had three catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns.
Eagles tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek combined for 78 yards during Sunday's victory over the Titans in Week 12.
Ertz made a brief trip to the locker room with an oblique injury before being cleared by the medical staff to return to the game in the second quarter. He was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 30 yards. Celek five of the seven passes thrown in his direction for 48 yards.
Meanwhile, the No. 3 tight end James Casey came down with a 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. It was his only catch of the game in a 43-24 victory.
The Eagles got all three of their tight ends involved in the passing game Sunday night against the Giants. Top threat Zach Ertz caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Brent Celek hauled in four of his five targets for 45 yards, and James Casey scored on a 26-yard grab in the second quarter.
It was Casey's first touchdown since 2012 with Houston. Philly is on a bye Week 7.
All of the Eagles listed as probables on the team's final injury report are active for Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Rams, including tight ends James Casey (knee) and Trey Burton (Achilles), cornerback Nolan Carroll (ankle), wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), Brad Smith (groin) and Josh Huff (shoulder), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).
Huff indicated during the week that he was healthy and ready to play despite being continued to be listed on the injury report. He'll make his professional debut on Sunday if he gets on to the field. Wide receiver Jeff Maehl, who is inactive with Huff ready to roll, played just four offensive snaps in Week 4.
The Eagles have issued a rather lengthy injury report for their Sunday game against St. Louis, but only center Jason Kelce and linebacker Mychal Kendricks have been ruled out. Cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring) is questionable while the rest are probable.
That designation belongs to tight ends James Casey (knee) and Trey Burton (Achilles), cornerback Nolan Carroll (ankle), wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), Brad Smith (groin) and Josh Huff (shoulder), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).
A slew of Eagles who were listed as probable are active for the game in San Francisco. They include wideouts Jordan Matthews (oblique) and Brad Smith (groin), defensive end Brandon Bair (foot), cornerback Brandon Boykin (hip), tight end James Casey (knee), defensive end Fletcher Cox (back), offensive tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).
Probables dominate the injury report released Friday by the Eagles for their game Sunday in San Francisco.
Among those with that designation are defensive ends Fletcher Cox (back) and Brandon Bair (foot), cornerbacks Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) and Brandon Boykin (hip), tight end James Casey (knee), wide receivers Brad Smith (groin) and Jordan Matthews (oblique), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).
Center Jason Kelce (hernia) and linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) will not play. Wideout Josh Huff (shoulder) is questionable.
Eagles offensive coordiantor Pat Shurmur said the tight end group has really improved, especially second-year pro Zach Ertz.
"When you look at each guy, Brent Celek is very veteran, but he's in great shape. He looks terrific. James Casey kind of does everything we ask him to do, whether it's run block, pass block. He's really good even out of the back ield at times," Shurmur said.
"Then Ertz has probably made the biggest improvement because he's the youngest guy. I think we can use any combination of one, two or three of them at any time. Really, we train our guys. Receivers and tight ends, they're all just skill players to us."
The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the tight ends, specifically Ertz, to benefit from the departures of receivers DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant.
The Eagles received minor contributions from running back Bryce Brown, tight end James Casey and wide receiver Damaris Johnson Week 8 vs. N.Y. Giants.
Brown had three carries for minus-1 yard and one catch for 2 yards. Casey had one catch for 11 yards and Johnson had one catch for 6 yards.
The Eagles are back in action Week 9 at Oakland.
Eagles tight end James Casey (groin), punter Donnie Jones (left foot) and tackle Jason Peters (shoulder, finger) were all cleared to play Week 7 vs. Dallas. All three players were listed as probable.
Eagles TE James Casey, OL Jason Peters and P Donnie Jones are listed as probable Week 7 against the Cowboys.
Casey was able to practice in full all week. Peters did not practice Wednesday, but was able to return without limitations Thursday and Friday. Jones was limited most of the week, but was upgraded to full practice Friday.
Eagles tight end James Casey is inactive for the Week 6 game on Sunday at Tampa Bay. James has been limited by a groin injury and could not suit up Sunday, despite being able to practice in full Friday. He has one catch this season in five games for 12 yards and a first down.
Eagles tight end James Casey is questionable against the Buccaneers Week 6.
James has been limited by a groin injury, but was able to practice in full Friday. He was limited in practice Thursday.
Although Eagles tight end James Casey hardly played on offense Week 1 at Washington, Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Monday, "James Casey is going to make a large contribution for us." However, Shurmur added Casey will play more in some games than others.
Eagles tight end James Casey, who was a key offseason signing, appeared in just two offensive plays Week 1 against the Redskins -- both coming at the end of the game as Philadelphia took a knee to secure a 33-27 win.
"Of course, I’m disappointed," Casey said Tuesday, per CSN Philadelphia. "I’m not content just sitting on the sidelines, for sure. I’m not happy sitting on the sidelines, knowing you want to be out on the field, but I’m just going to keep working, keep preparing, keep practicing hard, showing the coaches what I can do and hopefully if they put me out there I’ll be ready to perform."
Eagles coach Chip Kelly explained why Casey, who missed time during the preseason due to injuries, wasn't used heavily Monday.
"A lot of times (personnel package) dictates what they do. If we're 11, they have more DBs in the game," Kelly said "That was our thought process. That was it. It has nothing to do with James' ability, what we're happy with him, not happy with him. Sometimes we're going to feature three tight ends prominently, and other times we're going to be a little bit more spread. [Monday] night, we were a little bit more spread."
Injuries during the preseason limited Eagles tight end James Casey's reps and opened the door for speculation he might have cost himself a significant role in Chip Kelly's offense. Whether that is the case or not remains to be seen, but as for his role Week 1 at Washington, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been noncommittal, according to The Philadelphia Daily News.
"He's doing a good job. Most likely he's going to be active and we'll use him," Shurmur said. "The one thing about our roster, I think on offense, anybody that's active is preparing to play the whole game, so we'll just have to see how many of the position or personnel groups that we use involve him . . . He's very multiple. He can play our wide spot. He can play our 'A' spot."
Shurmur wouldn't say if rookie Zach Ertz has moved ahead of Casey on the depth chart.
"I think you have your starter [Brent Celek] and then you have your guys who are role players. I wouldn't say that," Shurmur said.