Casey agreed to the deal, reportedly worth $14.5 million with $6 million in guarantees, on Tuesday, the first day of free agency. He was the first of five free agents acquired by the Eagles on Tuesday under new head coach Chip Kelly, who undoubtedly has designs on using Casey in a variety of ways in his inventive offense.
Casey, 29, was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round out of Rice in 2009. A versatile player who lined up at multiple positions, he was the lead blocker for
A former minor league baseball player, Casey graduated from Rice with a triple major in economics, managerial studies and sport management with a 3.63 GPA. He went back to school after joining with the Texans to finish his degree requirements and interned in the office of Houston mayor Annise Parker.
With Casey now in Philadelphia,