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James Casey | Tight End

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
College: Rice
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No. 3 TE James Casey's $3.985 million base salary becomes guaranteed if he's on the Eagles' roster as of March 16.
Casey only played 14 percent of Philly's 2013 offensive snaps, while Brent Celek handled 77 and Zach Ertz 41. Casey's role as a blocker did expand some down the stretch, but his price tag is awfully high for a theoretical third stringer. The Eagles may ask Casey to accept a sizable pay cut, or release him outright. Feb 16 - 1:19 PM

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Eagles TE James Casey has a $3.99 million base salary in 2014.

Casey saw limited playing time in an H-back role for the Eagles this season, finishing with just 168 offensive snaps. With both Zach Ertz and Brent Celek under contract in 2014, he'll likely need to take a pay cut to avoid being released. Casey will be no higher than the Eagles' No. 3 tight end if he returns.
Jan 25 - 7:10 PM

Eagles H-back James Casey has played just eight snaps in the season's first three games.

The Eagles handed Casey a three-year, $12 million contract with a $3.3 million signing bonus on the opening day of free agency. He's likely not going to see the field much unless one of Brent Celek or Zach Ertz gets injured.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Eagles H-back James Casey didn't get on the field until kneel-down time in Monday night's Week 1 win over the Redskins.

So much for Chip Kelly using multiple tight ends. The Eagles were in 11 personnel (one RB, one TE, three WR) on 67-of-75 snaps, which meant almost no work for Casey and flex tight end Zach Ertz. Brent Celek is the starter and every-down player. Casey signed a three-year, $12 million deal that included $8 million guaranteed with Philly soon after free agency opened back in March.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Eagles H-back James Casey (hamstring) resumed practicing Wednesday.

Casey is expected to be a go for Monday night's opener against the Redskins. He'll play a specialist role behind starting tight end Brent Celek. Zach Ertz is the Eagles' "move" tight end.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Eagles H-back James Casey exited Thursday night's preseason finale with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Casey has been battling injuries ever since he signed with the Eagles. He underwent a right knee scope in May but was cleared in time for camp. Entering Thursday night's exhibition, Casey had played just 45 snaps this preseason. Tight end once looked like a strength of the Eagles, but Casey is injured and rookie Zach Ertz has been battling a severe case of the drops. We'll consider Casey day-to-day. He's well off the fantasy radar.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 08:02:00 PM

Eagles H-back James Casey did not get a single snap with the starters during last week's preseason opener.

The first-team offense used more than one tight end on just 6-of-21 plays. Brent Celek was in on all 21 of those plays, but stayed in to block on 11 and posted two catches for 10 yards. Rookie Zach Ertz was used as the "move" tight end, posting two catches for 10 yards as well. Casey is far off the fantasy radar.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Eagles TE/H-back James Casey has been cleared for training camp after undergoing a right knee scope in late May.

The injury kept Casey out of mandatory minicamp, but he'll be a full-go for contact work. Eagles beat writers didn't have much of a chance to see how Casey will be employed under rookie coach Chip Kelly. Kelly's offense is decidedly run-based, but Casey will be a TE2 prospect to monitor this preseason.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Eagles TE/H-back James Casey underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out loose cartilage in his right knee.

Casey, who signed a three-year, $12M contract in March, will miss the rest of spring workouts. He is expected to be ready for training camp. It's a setback for a player trying to learn Chip Kelly's offense and competing for snaps with both Brent Celek and rookie Zach Ertz. Casey was barely on the TE2 radar anyway.
Source: USA Today
Thu, May 23, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Coach Chip Kelly referenced Aaron Hernandez twice when talking about newly signed James Casey's role with the Eagles.

Kelly plans to use Casey and Brent Celek on the field at the same time, with versatile Casey filling the "F" spot. "I thought it was just the best case for me to come here and to get an opportunity to see my full potential as a player," Casey said, hinting he's been promised a bigger role than he had in Houston. Still, the Eagles will be feeding the mouths of LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, and DeSean Jackson in Kelly's run-based offense. Casey is a poor bet for true fantasy relevance.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Eagles agreed to terms with TE/FB James Casey, formerly of the Texans, to a three-year, $14.5 million contract.

Casey, 28, posted career highs in catches (34), yards (330), and touchdowns (3) last season despite being used incorrectly by the Texans' coaching staff. 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. While we don't necessarily anticipate big fantasy stats, Casey will give Michael Vick an intriguing weapon down the seam and underneath in Chip Kelly's four-wide spread attack.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 08:03:00 PM

The Eagles have scheduled a free-agent visit with TE James Casey.

28-year-old Casey is a Swiss army knife offensive weapon capable of both lead blocking and stretching the seam at tight end. We've liked him as one of this year's top free-agent sleepers. Casey has also drawn interest from Miami.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:26:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports the Eagles and Dolphins are interested in free agent FB/TE James Casey.

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. Casey can be a lead blocker, too, so it will certainly increase his value.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak says the Texans would like to re-sign free agent FB/TE James Casey.

Casey is a valuable, movable piece to the Houston offense. 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. Casey checks in as our No. 7 free-agent tight end, but his versatility could increase his value.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 04:05:00 PM

James Casey had two catches for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Casey helped contribute to a 13-yard touchdown by Arian Foster in the third quarter, but was otherwise a non-factor. A hybrid fullback/tight end in the Texans' run-heavy offense, he'll close out the regular season with 36 receptions for 341 yards and three touchdowns. Casey made $1.94 million in the final year of his rookie contract and will become a restricted free agent in the offseason.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey