James Casey is taking his talents to Denver. The former Eagles tight end has signed a one-year deal with the Broncos, according to an official release from the team. No word on how much the contract is worth.
Casey was released by the Eagles on Feb. 19 after two seasons with the club. The move saved the Eagles $4 million in cap space and allowed Casey to jump the free agent market by two weeks. As it turns out, however, the extra time didn't necessarily matter because it's already been a month since free agency started.
In Denver, Casey will compete for playing time and likely continue his terrific work on special teams. The new beginnings will likely lead to more playing time for Casey, who was rarely used on offense. In two seasons with the Eagles, he had just six catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
The Eagles will likely fill Casey's spot with up-and-comer Trey Burton, who was named to the 2014 PFWA All-Rookie team. Philadelphia made some additions to their special teams unit earlier this week with the signings of E.J. Biggers and Seyi Ajirotutu.