Broncos Sign James Casey

MONDAY, 4:13pm: Casey officially signed his contract today, per Adam Caplan of ESPN (Twitter link).

SATURDAY, 12:48pm: Casey will official sign his contract on Monday during phase one of the Broncos offseason program, according to Troy E. Renck of The Denver Post.

11:29am: Former Texans fullback/tight end James Casey will be reunited with former coach Gary Kubiak, as the Broncos have announced (via Twitter) that they have signed the 3o-year-old.

After being released by the Eagles in late February, the veteran received interest from a variety of clubs, including the Cardinals, Titans, Browns, Jaguars, Bengals and Washington. Casey visited with Denver in late February, but ultimately left without signing a contract.

A 2009 fifth-round pick out of Rice, Casey saw his snap count progressively increase during his tenure with the Texans. His best season came in 2012, when he caught 34 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns. In 2013, he inked a three-year, $14.6MM contract with the Eagles. His role was diminished while playing in Philadelphia, as his snap count decreased from 609 in 2012 to only 173 last season. Still, Casey continued his six-year run of receiving a positive rating from Pro Football Focus (subscription required).

Of course, Casey isn’t the first former Texan to be brought in by Kubiak. The new Broncos head coach also signed tight end Owen Daniels earlier this offseason.

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