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Eagles jump into the mix, sign James Casey

Four-year veteran caught 34 passes with Houston last season. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This March 12, 2013, 08:34 PM EST

It’s been an interesting 2013 offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the team has spent the majority of their time cleaning up the mess created from the organization’s free agent spending spree of 2011.

But after parting ways with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on Tuesday, the Eagles changed gears and started spending. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia has come to terms on a three-year deal worth $14.5 million with tight end/fullback James Casey.

A four-year veteran out of Rice, Casey brings versatility to Chip Kelly’s new offense. The 28-year-old recorded 66 receptions for 752 yards and four scores during his four-year stint with the Texans.

While it’s not the splash Eagles fans were probably hoping for, the relatively quiet first day of free agency for Philadelphia possibly shows that the team is taking a new approach in the post-Andy Reid era.

Update: The Eagles have also come to terms with safety Patrick Chung (three years), defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga (three years), linebacker Jason Phillips (two years) and cornerback Bradley Fletcher (two years).

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