Casey gets ex­ten­sion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL/NFL -

NASH­VILLE, Tenn. — The Ten­nessee Ti­tans have agreed to a mul­ti­year ex­ten­sion with two-time Pro Bowl de­fen­sive tackle Jur­rell Casey.

The team an­nounced the ex­ten­sion Fri­day as the Ti­tans went through their con­di­tion­ing test.

Casey still had two sea­sons re­main­ing on his cur­rent con­tract. ESPN re­ported Casey re­ceived a four-year, $60.4 mil­lion ex­ten­sion.

Gen­eral Man­ager Jon Robin­son said it’s rare to do an ex­ten­sion this early, but called Casey some­one they want to keep around for years.

The Ti­tans drafted Casey in the third round in 2011. He has missed only two games, play­ing in 94 with 33 sacks, 41 tack­les for loss and 106 quar­ter­back pres­sures. He is the team’s first back-to-back Pro Bowl de­fen­sive player since Al­bert Haynesworth in 2007-08.

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