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NFL free agents: Arizona Cardinals take a look at veteran TE James Casey

The team will want some depth at tight end.

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The Arizona Cardinals reportedly are looking at veteran tight end James Casey this week.

According to Fox Sports 910's Mike Jurecki, Casey is scheduled to come in to visit with the Cardinals. Casey, age 30, was released on February 19, one year after signing a three-year, $14.6 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

In 16 games last year, he caught three passes for 59 yards, two for touchdowns.

Casey is a versatile player. He plays tight end, he can play fullback and is an H-back. Since Bruce Arians is not one to have a fullback on the team, he is exactly the type of tight end he would have on the roster. He is good on special teams and is an above average blocker.

The Cardinals currently have John Carlson, Darren Fells, Troy Niklas and Ted Bolser under contract for next season. Rob Housler will become a free agent. Carlson could end up being a salary cap casualty, as he saw his playing time diminish last season down the stretch. Cutting him would save $1.65 million in cap space, with only $50,000 in dead money. Carlson's 2014 was viewed as a disappointment.

If Carlson is released, the Cardinals will need veteran depth. Casey would provide that. He would give the Cardinals help on special teams and improved blocking.

Casey would be a good match. His name came up now because he was cut, so he can sign with any team he wants, even before the start of free agency.

He is scheduled to also meet with the Broncos on Thursday.