Jurrell Casey Reportedly Released by Broncos After 1 Season with Team

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 25, 2021

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) stands on the field against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Justin Edmonds)
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The Denver Broncos have made another move to clear cap space by releasing defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post added the Broncos will save $11.87 million against the 2021 cap. 

The move comes two weeks after the Broncos released veteran cornerback A.J. Bouye to save $11.7 million against the salary cap. 

Denver projects to have around $48 million in cap space once Casey's release becomes official, per Spotrac. That number could go even higher if the team declines Von Miller's $22.25 million option for next season by the March 16 deadline.

Mike Klis of 9News reported on Feb. 17 that the Broncos haven't made any decisions about Miller's contract. 

The Broncos have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Deshaun Watson if the Houston Texans decide to trade their star quarterback. 

Casey was traded to Denver last offseason after spending the first nine seasons of his career with the Tennessee Titans. The 31-year-old was named to the Pro Bowl five consecutive years from 2015-19. 

A torn biceps limited Casey to just three games with the Broncos in 2020. He had 14 combined tackles and two quarterback hits prior to suffering the injury in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers