Jurrell Casey was traded to the Denver Broncos for a seventh round draft pick this offseason after spending his first nine years in the league with the Tennessee Titans. & nbsp; “Data-reactid =” 16 “> Jurrell Casey was traded to the Denver Broncos for a seventh round draft for this offseason after spending his first nine years in the league with the Tennessee Titans.
Although the move ultimately saved Tennessee more than $ 11 million in ceiling space, Casey was unhappy with the trade.
on the Double Coverage podcast hosted by New England Patriots star Devin and Jason McCourty, made him feel like he was being thrown “like trash.” “Data-reactid =” 18 “> Being suddenly dispatched after nearly a decade with the organization, he said on the Double Coverage podcast hosted by New Devin and Jason Patourty, stars of the England Patriots, on Monday. makes it feel that it was thrown “like a waste”.
“The part that is so crazy is that you give them so much. Especially when you enter self-service and have the option of going elsewhere. Especially the way it was when we were there, 2-14, 3-13, “said Casey on the podcast, via ESPN. “It was difficult times. When you are a loyal guy and you feel like things are going in the right direction and you are that centerpiece, you have no choice but to fight. My state of mind was to hold it and things would be better.
“So that we get to this point to get better and to be a main focus of this, then you throw me in the trash as if I was not a main block of this … Get out of an injury the year before and play all season for you. No complaints, I did everything you wanted me to do and you throw me like a trash can. In the end, none of these companies is loyal. ”
Casey was selected by the Titans in the third round of the 2011 draft and has always been a regular starter on the defensive line for them. The 30-year-old has also earned a nod to the Pro Bowl in each of the past five seasons, while recording at least 44 tackles a year. He still has three years on his contract with the Broncos after signing a $ 60 million four-year extension with Tennessee in 2017.
Although he is a welcome addition to the Denver defensive line, Casey is still bitter at the way his stay with Tennessee ended – especially after almost reaching the Super Bowl last season.
He said he was training when his agent called to let him know that he was being bought. He only heard from the Titans just before the fall, which made the trade even more painful.
“It was a blow to the heart because I thought one of them would hit me,” said Casey on the show. “The part that hurt me the most was that I only got a call 30 seconds before the end of the exchange. For three or four days, I had a few moments when I had to tell the woman to give me a minute and I had a lot of tears coming out of it. “