Casey Wont Try To Cause Problems
When the Eagles signed tight end James Casey as a free agent this offseason, coach Chip Kelly praised Caseys versatility and pointed to the way the Patriots used to use Aaron Hernandez as an example of how a team could make use of such a versatile player. Fast forward to Monday night and Casey was not part of the teams offense until the game was over. The only two snaps he played on offense came in the victory formation at the end of the game as the Eagles ran out the clock, which was hardly what anyone envisioned when Casey was signed to a three-year, $12 million contract.
Casey admits hes not happy to be on the sideline, but said he understood that second-round pick Zach Ertzs arrival changed things and that he wouldnt make any waves while playing on special teams and biding his time until he gets a chance on offense.
I dont need them coming, babysitting me and telling me, Hey, its OK, its fine. Im a grown man, Casey said, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. I understand the situation. Im not gonna get mad about it or try to cause problems. Its just part of whats going on right now. The main thing is we won the game.