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James Casey visiting Bengals, Broncos, Browns among others, per report

The Bengals could have a new tight end already lined up for a visit before the start of NFL free agency.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are already likely to lose Jermaine Gresham in free agency, so it's no surprise they may have his replacement targeted.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, free agent tight end James Casey is scheduled to visit the Bengals, among several other teams. Casey has already visited or is scheduled to visit with the Titans, Browns, Broncos and Cardinals.

The six-year veteran played in all 16 games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season at tight end, starting in two of them, while grabbing three passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns.

Casey signed a three-year, $12 million deal in 2012 after playing more of an H-back role with the Houston Texans. However, Philadelphia had Brent Celek and later drafted Zach Ertz, which prevented Casey from ever seeing consistent playing time on their offense, catching just six balls for 90 yards and two scores over his two seasons there.

Despite his limited playing time, Casey was actually a solid run-blocker in Philly, registering a 3.9 run-blocking grade in 173 snaps this past year, per Pro Football Focus. During his final in year in Houston Casey caught 34  passes for 330 yards and had three scores as an h-back with Owen Daniels starting at tight end.

There's only a couple of tight ends on the open market that are good run-blockers and receiving threats. That's what Casey is, and he'd be a great fit in Cincinnati.