Jurrell Casey, DT

Five-time Pro Bowl DL Jurrell Casey retires

Former Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey is retiring after 10 seasons and five Pro Bowl selections.

Casey, 31, who played his final season with the Denver Broncos in 2020, scheduled a press conference on Thursday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville to announce his decision.

“My career, it was amazing, just to have the opportunity to play this game. It was beautiful,” Casey told the Titans’ team website. “I always tried to play to the best of my ability, and always considered it an honor.”

Drafted in the third round in 2011 out of Southern California, Casey started 137 of his 139 games with Tennessee from 2011-19. He made the Pro Bowl in each of his final five seasons there before making three starts last season in Denver, which released him in February.

Casey posted 51 sacks, 117 quarterback hits, 15 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in 142 career games (140 starts).

He was also twice nominated for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award during his time in Tennessee.

“This is a proud day for Jurrell, his family and the Titans family,” Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a news release. “There is no greater model for what a player can achieve both on the field and in the community than Jurrell.”

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Jurrell Casey (99) in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos release DE Jurrell Casey

The Denver Broncos released five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jurrell Casey, the team announced Thursday.

Casey spent one season with the Broncos after being acquired from the Tennessee Titans in March for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The 31-year-old Casey recorded 14 tackles while starting three games in 2020 before sustaining a torn biceps that ended his season.

The move to part ways with Casey will save the Broncos $11,874,750 in 2021 salary cap space and $13.85 million in 2022, per Spotrac.

Casey started 137 of his 139 games with the Titans from 2011-19 since being selected by Tennessee with a third-round pick in 2011.

Casey’s career totals through 142 games (140 starts) include 507 tackles, 117 quarterback hits, 51 sacks and eight forced fumbles.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Jurrell Casey (99) in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Broncos DT Casey (biceps) out for season

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Jurrell Casey will miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps, multiple outlets reported Monday.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection sustained the injury during the first series of Sunday’s 28-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned to the game and played 48 snaps on defense and five on special teams.

The Denver Post and NFL Network both said the 30-year-old Casey is done for 2020.

The Broncos acquired Casey from the Tennessee Titans in March for a 2020 seventh-round draft pick.

A third-round pick by Tennessee in 2011, he started 137 of his 139 games with the Titans from 2011-19. He made his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl last season with 44 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries in 14 starts.

Casey’s career totals through 142 games (140 starts) include 507 tackles, 117 quarterback hits, 51 sacks and eight forced fumbles.

–Field Level Media