The Denver Broncos released long-time Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey on Thursday, saving themselves more than $11 million against the salary cap with the move.
The roster move was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Broncos released DT Jurrell Casey, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2021
Casey was acquired by Denver last off-season in exchange for just a seventh-round draft pick, as the Titans jumped Casey last March to free up salary cap space.
Casey, 31, suffered a torn biceps tendon and played in just three games for the Broncos, with one of those being the season opener against his former club.
While it might not be impossible to see the Titans having interest in a reunion with Casey at a low price, it would not appear likely either, given that Casey said last year after the trade that the Titans “threw me away like a piece of trash” while speaking on former teammate Jason McCourty’s podcast.
Casey was originally a third-round draft choice of the Titans in 2011 and went on to make five Pro Bowls as a member of the Titans.
Casey has 51 career sacks – all as a Titan – and had his best season in 2013 when he recorded 10.5 sacks for Tennessee as well as one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go with 55 tackles.