The Broncos have added yet another player familiar to Gary Kubiak, agreeing to a one-year deal with fullback/tight end James Casey. Originally drafted by Kubiak's Texans in 2009, Casey played four seasons in Houston, parlaying his most productive season into a free agent deal with the Eagles in 2013.
Philly cut Casey in February; he'd been due a $4M salary in 2015 and is another street free agent who won't figure into Denver's compensatory draft choice math for 2016. The 30-year-old Rice alum visited Dove Valley in late February and reportedly met with Arizona, Cleveland, and Tennessee.
Kubiak described Joe Don Duncan as a candidate to play fullback, but Casey gives Denver a versatile option who knows Kubiak's offense and has thrived within it. In 2012, he caught 34 passes and three touchdowns, with 336 yards from scrimmage, all career highs.