2013 NFL Free Agency: Philadelphia Eagles Sign FB James Casey

He fits right in, Chip! - USA TODAY Sports

Former Houston fullback James Casey decides to participate in the Chip Kelly Experiment, as he opted to sign with the Eagles.

If you had fullback James Casey as the first Houston Texan free agent to sign elsewhere then you win the pool. According to Adam Caplan, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with the former Rice Owl.

This was expected, as Philadelphia was frantically trying to beat 13 other interested teams and did so with a three-year offer worth $14.5 million, according to FOX 26's Mark Berman. No matter how interested Houston was in retaining Mr. Casey, there was no way general manager Rick Smith could match those figures.

With Philadelphia, the versatile Casey will presumably line up at fullback, H-Back, tight end, and, maybe, quarterback in ex-Oregon head coach Chip Kelly's offense. If you've seen Oregon Duck football of late, and judging by this deal, you know Kelly's got some creative ways in mind to get Casey involved as a weapon - something Texans fans admit that this offense struggled to do as they kept him at fullback.

If the Texans, or any of those other teams, want a Casey replacement, there is always Rice tight end Vance McDonald.

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