Free agency is the major focus in the NFL right now, but the Denver Broncos just picked up a steal on the trade market.
Denver has acquired veteran defensive tackle Jurrell Casey from the Tennessee Titans, according to multiple reports. The price for Casey, a five-time Pro Bowler, is only a seventh-round pick.
Casey is the second major piece Denver has added via trade this offseason. The first was cornerback A.J. Bouye, who was plucked from the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this month.
At first glance, this seems like a salary dump by the Titans. Casey is under contract through the 2022 season after signing a four-year contract extension worth over $60 million in 2017. His cap hit for 2020 is nearly $12 million.
While Casey isn't cheap, he's incredibly productive. A second-team All-Pro in 2013, the onetime third-round pick out of USC has made the Pro Bowl the last five seasons.
He's incredibly durable as well. In eight professional seasons, Casey has missed just six games.
In 2019, Casey started 14 games for the Titans, recording 44 tackles and five sacks. He's reached at least five sacks in each of the last seven seasons.