The Eagles have made their first transaction of the off season.

The team has decided to release TE James, according to reports, which was then confirmed by the organization. Casey signed a three year, $12 million contract in 2012 and saw minimal playing time the following seasons after the addition of Zach Ertz.

The versatile Casey did have a TD in his Eagles tenure, but just six total catches and 90 yards.

Releasing Casey will save the team $4 million in cap space.

Casey was a key contributor on special teams from time to time and was productive when given his offensive opportunities, but the addition of Ertz and Trey Burton hurt his playing time.

The Eagles carried four tight ends on their roster the entire season and will likely remain that way next season.

Casey tweeted the news shortly after it was reported: