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Report: Broncos to meet with TE James Casey


The Broncos will meet with former Eagles tight end James Casey after meeting with the Cardinals, according to a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Casey has developed a reputation as an outstanding special teams player and a good blocker. In addition to experience at tight end and on special teams, Casey has a history as a lead blocker as a fullback for the Texans, blocking for Arian Foster.

Casey's already quite familiar with the Broncos coaching staff having played for Head Coach Gary Kubiak, Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison and Tight Ends Coach Brian Pariani in Houston. Casey was drafted by the Texans in 2009.

Casey saw his best season to date in his six-year career under that coaching staff, logging 34 receptions for 330 yards with three touchdowns. That year he also helped running back Arian Foster, who ran for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns, often with Casey setting the blocks in front of him.

The former Eagles tight end helped the Eagles reach great highs on special teams in 2014, including ranking third in average punt return yardage, fifth in average kick return yardage. Individually, he blocked two punts in 2014, recorded the second-most tackles on the team on special teams (seven) in 2014, and led the Eagles in special teams tackles in 2013 with nine.

For his career, Casey has totaled 72 receptions, 842 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.

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