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Eagles Confirm Surgery For TE Casey

Posted May 23, 2013

The Eagles confirmed on Thursday morning that tight end James Casey underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee earlier this week.

On his Twitter account, Casey said that it was a "minor scope" of his right knee and that he'll be "back to full speed in two weeks." That would indicate Casey will miss the remainder of the spring OTAs, but return in time for the start of Training Camp.

Casey was signed by the Eagles on the first day of free agency this offseason after four years with the Houston Texans. Casey was coming off his most productive NFL campaign, one in which he caught a career-high 34 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Casey has 66 career receptions for 752 yards and four touchdowns in 61 games (20 starts). The Eagles signed Casey to be a chess piece as he has experience lining up as a fullback, H-back, in-line tight end or receiver.

With Casey sidelined and rookie Zach Ertz unable to participate due to the NCAA graduation rule, the Eagles have Derek Carrier, Brent Celek, Clay Harbor, Emil Igwenagu and Will Shaw working at tight end.

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