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Carolina Panthers Workout TE/FB James Casey

The Carolina Panthers worked out fullback/tight end James Casey on Tuesday as the team could be looking to make moves this week.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Carolina Panthers worked out fullback/tight end James Casey on Tuesday.

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Casey was a fifth round pick by the Houston Texans in 2009 and spent the first four years of his career there before spending the past two years with the Philadephia Eagles. This past offseason he signed with the Denver Broncos but the Broncos released him after three games to make room for defensive end Derek Wolfe. Over his six year career, Casey has 72 receptions, 842 receiving yards and six touchdowns. With the Broncos though, he spent most of his time on special teams playing 47 snaps compared to only 20 offensive snaps, according to the Denver Post.

One of the reasons the Panthers could be interested in looking at Casey is because they are concerned with the availability of Richie Brockel. For a majority of the year he has dealt with injuries, including last week when he was limited in practice with a hamstring injury. He was inactive once again for the Panthers game against the Seattle Seahawks

Casey could be a nice addition to this group as he is a good run blocker, has a positive rating of 10.5 since 2013, and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Not to mention, he has experience on special teams and could help in this area of the Panthers' game. Another interesting wrinkle is the fact that Casey has played the past two years for the Eagles and could provide some insight into this offense, who the Panthers are facing Sunday night.

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