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Report: Tight End James Casey to visit the Broncos

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The former Eagles tight end is scheduled to visit with the Denver Broncos.

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According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Denver Broncos are scheduled to visit with recently released tight end James Casey.

Casey signed with the Eagles two seasons ago but, never lived up to his contract. He only caught six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns during that span. Casey was playing behind veteran Brent Celek and Zach Ertz during his two years so he had limited opportunities on offense.

Where Casey made his living was on Special Teams. He was the Eagles best all-around special teams player in 2014. He was second on the team with 13 special team tackles and also blocked two punts.

Casey does have a history with Head Coach Gary Kubiak. He was a fifth-round selection for the Houston Texans back in 2009. His best season for the Texans came in 2012 where he caught 34 passes for 330 yards, and 3 touchdowns.

For the Broncos, he would fit in as a backup tight end who can play some fullback at times, as well. His special teams play should intrigue the Broncos too.

Tight end is an area of need for the Denver Broncos. It is looking like tight end Julius Thomas is leaving Denver this offseason, and tight ends Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme are free agents as well. Casey would give the Broncos a solid reserve tight end who can do a little bit of everything for the team.

Update:

The Denver Posts Mike Klis is reporting that the Denver Broncos will meet with Casey on Thursday.

Casey is expected to meet with the Cardinals first.