James Casey TE PHI 23 Days
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.
James Casey TE PHI 1 Month
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.
James Casey TE PHI 6 Months
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.
James Casey TE PHI 6 Months
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.
James Casey TE PHI 7 Months
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 six of their 21 plays. Brent Celek was in on all 21 of those plays, but stayed in to block on 11 of them 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.
James Casey TE PHI 8 Months
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.
James Casey TE PHI 10 Months
James Casey underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out loose cartilage in his right knee.
Casey, who signed a three-year, $12M contract with the Eagles 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.