Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: TE James Casey has the versatility and athleticism to make an impact on the team. The Texans didn't need another tight end, especially after drafting Anthony Hill in the fourth round. But they had Casey rated much higher than a fifth-round pick on their draft board and they couldn't pass him up. He can play at fullback. He can be a receiving option at tight end. He can line up on the outside. He also ran the "Wildcat" in college, which the Texans don't currently use. But he is capable of throwing passes and he can be a deep snapper. Eventually the Texans should find Casey's niche in their offense. A closer look at the Texans' picks: 5/152 -- James Casey, TE, 6-3, 246, Rice...The Texans expected Casey to be drafted much higher. They like his versatility. They mostly see him helping round out their group of tight ends, with an emphasis on being a receiving threat. They also see him with the potential to play fullback. - by The Sports Xchange
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10/28/13 - TE James Casey got his most significant playing time of the season. Casey played eight snaps Sunday and caught his second pass of the season.
10/16/13 - TE James Casey, who missed last week's game with a groin injury, was a full practice participant Wednesday and is expected to play this week.
10/16/13 - TE James Casey, who missed last week's game with a groin injury, was a full practice participant Friday and is expected to play this week.
09/26/13 - TE James Casey, who signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Eagles in March, has played just eight offensive snaps in the Eagles' first three games.
09/21/13 - TE James Casey played just one snap Thursday night and has played just eight snaps through the first three games.