Eagles Sign Tight End James Casey; Three-Year Deal
The Eagles agreed to terms with TE/FB James Casey, formerly of the Texans, to a three-year, $14.5 million contract.
28-year-old Casey is a versatile offensive weapon capable of both lead blocking and stretching the seam at tight end and was one of this year's top free-agent sleepers.
Casey would be a nice movable piece in just about any offense, but he sure would look good in the Eagles' spread attack under coach Chip Kelly.
In 2012, he set career-highs in catches (34), yards (330), and touchdowns (three), while also working as Arian Foster's lead blocker at times. Texans coach Gary Kubiak had said the Texans would like to re-sign Casey.
Casey was often asked to play fullback, but he is a natural tight end and terrific pass catcher at 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds and should will give Michael Vick an intriguing weapon down the seam and underneath in Chip Kelly's four-wide spread attack.
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