The Denver Broncos made their first offseason move to reconfigure their defensive line, but not through free agency.
The Tennessee Titans agreed on Wednesday to trade defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to the Broncos in exchange for a seventh-round NFL draft pick, according to multiple reports.
Casey, 30, has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the last five years. In 2019, he recorded 26 tackles and five sacks.
The Broncos could be facing an overhaul on their defensive line in their 3-4 scheme, as starters Shelby Harris and Derek Wolfe, along with Adam Gotsis, are free agents.
Casey has three years remaining on his contract and is set to earn $11.25 million in base salary in 2020.
In Vic Fangio's second year as head coach, Denver's defense will be looking to ramp up its pass rush, which still managed to tally 40 sacks last season. Von Miller's eight sacks were his fewest since 2013, and fellow starting outside linebacker Bradley Chubb played in just four games before he was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
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