Making The Opening Day Roster: James CaseyBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Thursday, June 5th, 2014
With Celek and Ertz in front of him on the depth chart, there were only so many snaps for tight-ends. Chip was public about his admiration for the way Celek blocked, an intangible that Casey was never known for during his time in Houston. Ertz was blessed with the combination of size and athleticism to be used in multiple formations that trumped what Casey could provide to the offensive arsenal.
There is talent that warranted the Eagles to target him in free agency a year ago. Is there still a chance to prove his worth? With the trust Chip has in Celek and the increase in snaps and expected production in year two of Ertz, where does Casey fit?
Emil Igwenagu would be the next name in line for the 3rd tight-end spot, and undrafted rookie Trey Burton played multiple positions in college and would come with a cheaper price tag.
A strong camp by either of these players could be enough for the Eagles to search for a trade partner; and end Casey’s tenure in Philadelphia.
Casey works hard at his craft and has proven that he can be productive at the professional level. Will his dedication and efforts earn him a roster spot with the Eagles for 2014?
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