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James Casey, former Eagles tight end, will visit Cardinals and Broncos

The former Eagles tight end is already drawing some interest on the market.

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James Casey might not be out of work for long despite being "fired" last week by the Philadelphia Eagles. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, Casey is set to visit two teams out west this week: the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos.

Casey played two seasons in Philadelphia after signing a three-year, $12 million contract at the start of free agency in 2013. He barely played on offense due to the strong player of veteran Brent Celek and emerging young stud Zach Ertz, but he was a very good special teams player. The emergence of 2014 rookie Trey Burton allowed the Eagles to feel comfortable parting ways with Casey. It also didn't hurt that Philadelphia was able to shed his entire $4 million salary in 2015 without any penalty.

Les Bowen reported last week that there wasn't any discussion about Casey returning to the Eagles at a reduced salary. Casey, who turns 31 in September, wants to play for a team where he'll have a bigger role. Perhaps the Cardinals or Broncos can offer that opportunity to him.

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