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Broncos, James Casey agree on one-year deal

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The Broncos had been courting the tight end/fullback for weeks.

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The Denver Broncos have come to terms with free agent tight end/fullback James Casey on a one-year deal, John Elway announced. Casey (6-3, 240)  is a seventh-year player who has appeared in 92 regular-season games (23 starts) and five playoff contests (1 start) during his career with Houston (2009-12) and Philadelphia (2013-14).

The Broncos originally visited with Casey back in February. At the time, he was also expected to visit with the Jaguars, Bengals and Browns; he ultimately landed in Denver, perhaps because the Broncos needed someone who could fill a fullback role in Gary Kubiak's system as offseason workouts begin Monday.

Casey has that experience; he was drafted by Kubiak in 2009 and played under him until 2012. The signing serves as a reunion between Kubiak, Casey, and Owen Daniels and also as the confirmed infusion of a fullback role in Denver's 2015 offense.

Oh, and Casey reminds Cecil Lammey of Thor. Sounds good to us.

Casey is an interesting special teams and hybrid prospect who will have to fight to keep his roster spot, but if he ends up being Denver's sole fullback he has a good shot. Let us know what you think of the signing in the comments.