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Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 9/22/1984 | Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX, USA | Team: Philadelphia | College: Rice | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Eagles' tight ends very busy in blowout win


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) The Eagles got all three of their tight ends involved in the passing game Sunday night against the Giants. Top threat Zach Ertz caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Brent Celek hauled in four of his five targets for 45 yards, and James Casey scored on a 26-yard grab in the second quarter.

It was Casey's first touchdown since 2012 with Houston. Philly is on a bye Week 7.

Eagles' probables all active in Week 5


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) All of the Eagles listed as probables on the team's final injury report are active for Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Rams, including tight ends James Casey (knee) and Trey Burton (Achilles), cornerback Nolan Carroll (ankle), wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), Brad Smith (groin) and Josh Huff (shoulder), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).

Huff indicated during the week that he was healthy and ready to play despite being continued to be listed on the injury report. He'll make his professional debut on Sunday if he gets on to the field. Wide receiver Jeff Maehl, who is inactive with Huff ready to roll, played just four offensive snaps in Week 4.


Eagles mostly healthy with Week 5 game on horizon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The Eagles have issued a rather lengthy injury report for their Sunday game against St. Louis, but only center Jason Kelce and linebacker Mychal Kendricks have been ruled out. Cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring) is questionable while the rest are probable.

That designation belongs to tight ends James Casey (knee) and Trey Burton (Achilles), cornerback Nolan Carroll (ankle), wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), Brad Smith (groin) and Josh Huff (shoulder), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).


Eagles' probables suit up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) A slew of Eagles who were listed as probable are active for the game in San Francisco. They include wideouts Jordan Matthews (oblique) and Brad Smith (groin), defensive end Brandon Bair (foot), cornerback Brandon Boykin (hip), tight end James Casey (knee), defensive end Fletcher Cox (back), offensive tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).

Eagles release injury report with mostly probables


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Probables dominate the injury report released Friday by the Eagles for their game Sunday in San Francisco.

Among those with that designation are defensive ends Fletcher Cox (back) and Brandon Bair (foot), cornerbacks Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) and Brandon Boykin (hip), tight end James Casey (knee), wide receivers Brad Smith (groin) and Jordan Matthews (oblique), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).

Center Jason Kelce (hernia) and linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) will not play. Wideout Josh Huff (shoulder) is questionable.


Zach Ertz makes biggest jump among Eagles tight ends


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Eagles offensive coordiantor Pat Shurmur said the tight end group has really improved, especially second-year pro Zach Ertz.

"When you look at each guy, Brent Celek is very veteran, but he's in great shape. He looks terrific. James Casey kind of does everything we ask him to do, whether it's run block, pass block. He's really good even out of the back ield at times," Shurmur said.

"Then Ertz has probably made the biggest improvement because he's the youngest guy. I think we can use any combination of one, two or three of them at any time. Really, we train our guys. Receivers and tight ends, they're all just skill players to us."

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the tight ends, specifically Ertz, to benefit from the departures of receivers DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant.


Eagles get minor contributions from three players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) The Eagles received minor contributions from running back Bryce Brown, tight end James Casey and wide receiver Damaris Johnson Week 8 vs. N.Y. Giants. 

Brown had three carries for minus-1 yard and one catch for 2 yards. Casey had one catch for 11 yards and Johnson had one catch for 6 yards.

The Eagles are back in action Week 9 at Oakland.


Eagles clear three injured players Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Eagles tight end James Casey (groin), punter Donnie Jones (left foot) and tackle Jason Peters (shoulder, finger) were all cleared to play Week 7 vs. Dallas. All three players were listed as probable.

Three Eagles probable


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2013) Eagles TE James Casey, OL Jason Peters and P Donnie Jones are listed as probable Week 7 against the Cowboys.

Casey was able to practice in full all week. Peters did not practice Wednesday, but was able to return without limitations Thursday and Friday. Jones was limited most of the week, but was upgraded to full practice Friday.


James Casey inactive for Eagles


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Eagles tight end James Casey is inactive for the Week 6 game on Sunday at Tampa Bay. James has been limited by a groin injury and could not suit up Sunday, despite being able to practice in full Friday. He has one catch this season in five games for 12 yards and a first down. 

Casey James a game-time decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) Eagles tight end James Casey is questionable against the Buccaneers Week 6.

James has been limited by a groin injury, but was able to practice in full Friday. He was limited in practice Thursday.


Eagles OC: James Casey going to make 'large contribution for us'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Although Eagles tight end James Casey hardly played on offense Week 1 at Washington, Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Monday, "James Casey is going to make a large contribution for us." However, Shurmur added Casey will play more in some games than others.

James Casey 'not happy' about Week 1 role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Eagles tight end James Casey, who was a key offseason signing, appeared in just two offensive plays Week 1 against the Redskins -- both coming at the end of the game as Philadelphia took a knee to secure a 33-27 win.

"Of course, I’m disappointed," Casey said Tuesday, per CSN Philadelphia. "I’m not content just sitting on the sidelines, for sure. I’m not happy sitting on the sidelines, knowing you want to be out on the field, but I’m just going to keep working, keep preparing, keep practicing hard, showing the coaches what I can do and hopefully if they put me out there I’ll be ready to perform."

Eagles coach Chip Kelly explained why Casey, who missed time during the preseason due to injuries, wasn't used heavily Monday.

"A lot of times (personnel package) dictates what they do. If we're 11, they have more DBs in the game," Kelly said "That was our thought process. That was it. It has nothing to do with James' ability, what we're happy with him, not happy with him. Sometimes we're going to feature three tight ends prominently, and other times we're going to be a little bit more spread. [Monday] night, we were a little bit more spread."


James Casey already falling out of favor in Philly?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Injuries during the preseason limited Eagles tight end James Casey's reps and opened the door for speculation he might have cost himself a significant role in Chip Kelly's offense. Whether that is the case or not remains to be seen, but as for his role Week 1 at Washington, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been noncommittal, according to The Philadelphia Daily News.

"He's doing a good job. Most likely he's going to be active and we'll use him," Shurmur said. "The one thing about our roster, I think on offense, anybody that's active is preparing to play the whole game, so we'll just have to see how many of the position or personnel groups that we use involve him . . . He's very multiple. He can play our wide spot. He can play our 'A' spot."

Shurmur wouldn't say if rookie Zach Ertz has moved ahead of Casey on the depth chart.

"I think you have your starter [Brent Celek] and then you have your guys who are role players. I wouldn't say that," Shurmur said.


James Casey 'most likely' to play Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Thursday tight end James Casey will "most likely" play Monday against the Redskins. Casey suffered a hamstring injury in their team's last preseason game.

James Casey exits with hamstring injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Eagles tight end James Casey left Thursday's preseason finale with a hamstring injury. Casey suffered the injury in the first half of the game and did not return. The Eagles will travel to Washington for Week 1 on Sept. 9.

Breaking down the Eagles' tight ends


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/13/2013) Eagles tight end James Casey did not play a snap with the starters during the first preseason game against the Patriots, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Brent Celek played all 21 snaps and was all over the place and from four of five formations either blocked or ran pass routes. He started eight plays lined up as a halfback. Four times he started from the traditional tight end spot to the left or right of the tackle. And he also lined up four times in the slot, three times split wide and twice he started in the backfield to the left of the quarterback in the shotgun.

The report said as much as rookie Zach Ertz will be a part of the offense, his development as a blocker will probably keep Celek as the No. 1 tight end. 


Potential fallout from Jeremy Maclin injury


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2013) The Jeremy Maclin leg injury sounds pretty serious. It's terrible because the Eagles receiving corps isn't exactly rich with established talent and Maclin himself was poised to work hard in a contract year. Drafting him is a mistake until we know more about his situation. 

In the event his injury is season-ending, expect tall receiver Riley Cooper and speedster Damaris Johnson to see a lot of work in his place (Arrelious Benn would also be a factor except he, too, is battling an injury). These receivers shouldn't be drafted outside of deeper leagues but could be useful off waivers once byes kick in. 

Another move the Eagles could do is lean on tight end-heavy formations. For now Philadelphia has three intriguing tight ends in Brent Celek, James Casey and rookie Zach Ertz. All have had time with the first-team offense in the early days of camp. It wouldn't be a shock to see two of the three, if not all three, on the field at the same time. The Eagles could then look for mismatches in the quick-hitting passing game. 

Of the three tight ends, Casey is the one with the most upside, especially after a report last week suggested Casey was one of two receiving tight ends while Celek was more of a blocker. 


James Casey, Zach Ertz ahead of Brent Celek in Fantasy importance?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2013) Tight ends have long been important in Chip Kelly's offenses, being involved in a dozen plays per game or more over Kelly's tenure at Oregon. So knowing the roles for Brent Celek, James Casey and Zach Ertz in the Eagles offense this season is pretty important. 

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Celek is considered a blocker while Casey and Ertz will battle for work as pass catchers. That's a bit of a surprise considering Celek has 280 career catches in the pros while Casey and Ertz have combined for less than 200 in their respective times in college and the pros.

But the thinking is that Celek is the least athletic of the three and might be the easiest to cover in space, making Casey and Ertz both deep sleepers this summer. There's also a decent chance both Celek and one from Casey and Ertz will play a lot in two-tight end sets. Kelly has even hinted at using three tight ends at once. 

This is an interesting spot to watch in training camp, particularly if Casey comes alive. He's a giant with some good speed and could be a mismatch nightmare for opposing defenses -- not to mention a boon to whoever is quarterbacking the Eagles this year. He's on the deep sleeper list. 


Report sorts out Eagles tight ends


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2013) The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles tight end Brent Celek is considered a blocker for the time being while James Casey and rookie Zach Ertz will compete for playing time as pass catchers. Celek has 280 career catches in the pros while Casey has 66 and Ertz had 112 over his three years at Stanford.

Jason Kelce, James Casey cleared for training camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/23/2013) The Eagles have cleared tight end James Casey and center Jason Kelce for training camp, reports the Delaware News Journal.

Casey has knee surgery


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/23/2013) USA Today reports that Eagles tight end James Casey will undergo arthroscopic surgery to clean out loose cartilage his right knee and will be out of action for the rest of the spring. A team spokesman said Casey should be ready to go by the start of training camp. Casey signed a three-year deal with $14.5 million as one of the first additions for the Eagles in a busy opening few days in free agency. The former Texans fullback/tight end is expected to play a key role in coach Chip Kelly's offense.

Kelly has plans for TE Casey


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2013) The Eagles quickly moved to sign Texans fullback/tight end James Casey in free agency, and coach Chip Kelly quickly explained why he liked him. "Extremely versatile, and one of the qualities we really liked about him," Kelly said, talking up his former work as a baseball player and lining up at six different positions while at Rice University. " ... [A]s a coach it's almost like you kind of got a new toy when there's a lot of different spots you can put him in because he's got a background in it and he's extremely smart, extremely intelligent. ... [A] guy that can really come into our program and have a big effect on what we're going to do."

Eagles sign Casey


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/12/2013) The Eagles made their first 2013 free-agent signing official Tuesday night, announcing that they have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with tight end James Casey. The Eagles announcement specifically identified Casey as a tight end, and that's significant since he was used as a fullback in Houston.


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