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Denver Broncos, James Casey strike one-year deal

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The Denver Broncos have added another tight end to coach Gary Kubiak's new offense.

The team on Saturday announced that James Casey has agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Terms of the contract were not announced.

Casey arrives as a solid blocker with enough ability to line up all over the field. In two seasons with the Eagles, the 30-year-old saw snaps out of the backfield, in the slot and on the edge in Chip Kelly's attack. Casey also played an NFL-high 439 snaps on special teams last season.

Still, his numbers dropped off a cliff in Philly, as Casey caught just six passes over the past two seasons after hauling in 66 balls during his four campaigns with the Texans.

There's no masking over the loss of Julius Thomas, but Kubiak is set to lean on longtime helper Owen Daniels at the position, while the Broncos also want to expand Virgil Green's role in the passing game. With Dominique Jones and Joe Duncan also on the roster, Casey will compete for time in Denver.

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