Eagles release James Casey


The Eagles are reportedly parting ways with one of their reserve tight ends.

Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports the Eagles are releasing James Casey, whom they signed in free agency in 2013.

In two seasons with Philadelphia, the 30-year-old Casey caught a combined six passes for 90 yards with two touchdowns.  He was slated to make $4 million in 2015, per Rotoworld.

Casey’s most productive pass-catching season came with Houston in 2012, when he hauled in 34 passes for 330 yards and three TDs.

Casey’s release would leave the Eagles with three tight ends: Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and Trey Burton.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m. ET: The Eagles have announced Casey’s release.

12 responses to “Eagles release James Casey

  1. If the Eagles release you are you still the greatest, or do you have to be an active member of the Dream Team for that ?

  2. Thank you for your service Casey. Now the Eagles are looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of 22-23 million in cap space, without considering the potential releases of Todd Herremans, DeMeco Ryans, Carl Williams, or LeSean McCoy. The Eagles will now be well positioned to pursue a top flight free agent like Justin Houston or McCurry, while remaining flexible to sign capable starters and resigning or own players die for extensions.

  3. Good receiver good blocker good special teams player but there is no point in paying our 3rd string TE 4 mil. I wish him luck in finding a place to play though

  4. He won’t be unemployed long. While he’s no superstar, he’s a “swiss army knife” kind of player. Every team needs a few of those guys. But his salary was too much for that role.

  5. Not flashy but he also blocked two punts and lead the special teams with 13 tackles. Versatile player who has the knack of making an occasional big catch as well. Not getting much playing time behind Celek and Ertz is nothing to be ashamed about.
    He will be snapped up quick.

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