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Jurrell Casey | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 305
College: USC
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (77) / TEN
Contract: view contract details

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Titans coach Mike Mularkey remains "hopeful" DE Jurrell Casey (foot) will play in Week 14.
Casey didn't practice on Wednesday coming off the Titans' bye, which isn't a good sign. Still, it's too early to speculate on his status for Sunday's home game against the Broncos. Casey has spent the last two weeks nursing a sprained foot. Dec 7 - 4:41 PM

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Titans DE Jurrell Casey (sprained foot) is expected to be ready following the team's Week 13 bye.

Casey's Monday MRI provided good news. Casey is in the middle of another strong season as one of the league's best 3-4 ends.
Nov 28 - 3:32 PM

Titans DE Jurrell Casey suffered a sprained foot in Week 12.

Casey went down late in the second half and didn't return. He'll scheduled to undergo an MRI next week. Casey has the Titans' Week 13 bye to get healthy.
Source: ESPN
Nov 27 - 7:02 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said the team wants to cut DE Jurrell Casey's snaps.

"He’s a high-motor, hard guy to block when he’s at full speed," Mularkey said. "I’m not talking a dramatic amount (less). But we thought after watching him and the way he plays, probably less." One of the most underrated defenders in the league, Casey is easily the best player on the Titans defense and plays a relatively low percentage of snaps compared to other top linemen. The Titans should be trying to get him on the field as much as possible.
Sep 13 - 11:03 AM

Titans DE Jurrell Casey put on about 10 pounds this offseason.

Casey added the weight in an effort to stand up better against the run. "I had to get a little heavier," Casey said. "I felt like last year I was getting moved a little easier than normal." The Titans surrendered the second most rushing yards per game last season.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Titans signed DE Jurrell Casey to a four-year, $36 million extension through 2018.

It includes $20.5 million guaranteed and makes Casey the highest-paid player on the Titans' roster. $9 million annually is a lot of dough to shell out. Casey is now the second-highest-paid 3-4 end in football in terms of annual average behind Calais Campbell's $11 million. Casey had a career year in 2013, racking up 10.5 sacks and 55 tackles. That was as a penetrating one-gap defensive tackle in a 4-3. For the sake of the Titans, we hope new DC Ray Horton will allow Casey to push the pocket instead of playing two-gap.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 05:32:00 PM

The Titans met with agent Drew Rosenhaus Tuesday to continue discussions about a contract extension for DT Jurrell Casey.

The sides have been working on an extension for months and could be close to finalizing a deal. Casey had 90 tackles and 10.5 sacks last season, grading out as a top-five defensive tackle by Pro Football Focus. He's owed $1.431 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Titans GM Ruston Webster "expects to get an extension worked out" with walk-year DT Jurrell Casey.

The sides have remained in constant communication, but have yet to make a breakthrough. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract after racking up 10.5 sacks last season, Casey has little incentive to settle for a discount.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Jurrell Casey remains in contract extension negotiations with the Titans.

The two sides have been talking for a couple months now, but there's been no breakthrough yet. The Titans may want Casey to "prove it" again after breaking out for 10.5 sacks and a top-four grade among defensive tackles from PFF. He's owed $1.431 million this season, the final year of his rookie deal.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Titans DL Jurrell Casey has dropped 15 pounds since last offseason, and will play around 290 this season.

Per the Nashville Tennessean, Casey "is expected to play outside more often" in new DC Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme. The weight loss is intended to increase Casey's quickness. 3-4 defensive ends typically play at heavier weights, not lighter. We're very interested to see how Horton employs Casey, who is a three-technique pass rusher at his best. His skill set is suited poorly to a 3-4.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 07:39:00 PM

The Titans and DL Jurrell Casey have engaged in discussions about a contract extension.

Casey is coming off a career-year that saw him rack up 10.5 sacks across 891 snaps and grade out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 defensive tackle. The former 77th overall pick out of USC is entering the final year of his rookie deal. The Titans are transitioning to a 3-4 defense, and it remains unclear if Casey will become more of a two-gap player instead of one-gap penetrator. New DC Ray Horton had trouble fitting Darnell Dockett into his 3-4 in Arizona.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Titans DT Jurrell Casey claims he will remain a one-gap penetrator in new DC Ray Horton's 3-4 defense.

We'll see. A similar player in Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett thought the same before actually playing games under Horton, and wound up two-gapping, which amplified Dockett's weaknesses and de-emphasized his pass-rusher strengths. "You’re not standing there taking on blockers," Casey claimed of Horton's scheme. "You’re striking and shedding players and getting to the ball." Horton is a Dick LeBeau disciple, and has always utilized two-gap principles. Entering his contract year, Casey can only hope Horton shakes things up.
Wed, May 28, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Titans DL Jurrell Casey has dropped 15 pounds this offseason and now weighs 290.

It's a sign Casey will play defensive end in DC Ray Horton's new 3-4 defense. There was some chatter he could play nose tackle. If we were to project the Titans' defensive line, we'd have Casey and Ropati Pitoitua on the ends with Al Woods at nose. Derrick Morgan could replace Pitoitua on passing downs. Casey, after racking up 10.5 sacks in 2013, is aiming for 18 sacks this season.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Titans DT Jurrell Casey missed the season finale with a knee injury and wasn't medically-cleared to participate in the Pro Bowl.

Casey, 24, is coming off a breakout season. He recorded new career-highs in tackles (55) and sacks (10.5), while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 defensive tackle. The knee injury isn't considered serious, and Casey should be ready for a full offseason. With new DC Ray Horton coming to town to run mostly a 3-4 defense, it'll be interesting to see where Casey fits. At 6-foot-1, 300, he doesn't have the ideal height to play end or the size for nose tackle.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:58:00 AM

The Titans do not believe DT Jurrell Casey's Thursday night shoulder injury will cost him any time.

Casey has ten days to get the shoulder right before Tennessee's Week 7 game against Buffalo. A 22-year-old unheralded stud, Casey has been the Titans' best run defender through six games. He has 22 tackles on the season.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 02:56:00 PM

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