“We are excited to come to an agreement on an extension with Jurrell,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “This is something Jurrell has earned not only with his play on the field but his work ethic as well. We appreciate Jurrell’s professionalism through this process and look forward to many good years to come.”
Entering his fourth season, Casey has established himself as one of the best young interior defensive linemen in the NFL. Last season, he posted 10.5 sacks, which ranked second among all NFL defensive tackles and was the second-highest total by a defensive tackle in franchise history (Ray Childress, 13.0 sacks in 1992). He also established career highs in tackles (90), quarterback pressures (10) and passes defensed (3). His tackle tally last year, ranked sixth on the team and second among defensive linemen. Casey was named second-team All-Pro in 2013 by the Associated Press.
Casey has logged 45 starts during his Titans career and has registered 16.0 sacks, 244 tackles, 22 quarterback pressures, 14 quarterback pressures, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Casey was entering the final season of his original rookie contract after being drafted by the Titans in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.