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New Bronco Jurrell Casey a sport about current affairs

The trade that sent the 5-time Pro Bowler from Tennessee to Denver became official after he took physical.

As new Bronco Jurrell Casey bones up on his new team, here’s hoping he never finds literature on the vertical stripes era and starts with the Orange Crush period.

“Just growing up following a little bit of football—I’m not a huge follower of football,’’ Casey said in a conference all with the Denver media Thursday. “Anyone that knows me, that knows anything about me, I don’t really watch too much of sports.’’

Which works in the current climate of our country. Americans of similar tastes probably don’t know that Casey, and the three remaining years of his contract worth $37.9 million, were traded from the Tennessee Titans to the Broncos on Tuesday in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.

“I know they’ve won plenty of the Super Bowls,’’ he continued. “I know they’ve been winning. I know Von Miller and (Bradley) Chubb. Those guys are some great pass rushers over there, but that’s about it right now unless I go do some history study and go find something like that I really can’t tell you too much, sir. Sorry about that.”

He’s 6-foot-1, 305 pounds, stuffs the run yet is agile enough to average 6.5 sacks the last seven years, yet he watches the Home and Garden channel (HGTV).

“No, I’m not a sports watcher other than watching film and in there studying the playbook,’’ he said. “That’s about all I get close to watching sports.”

Casey and his family live in Southern California where he grew up. He said he got his physical exam done in Los Angeles to help officially execute the trade. 

“It made me super motivated,'' Casey said. "You’re always surprised when it happens. It definitely was a shocker, but you know, it is part of the business. Would I say I expected it? No, but did I know it possibly could come? It’s just how business works. I’m not a stranger to it. I’ve seen it happen to plenty of guys around the building. I knew it was possibly coming soon. I didn’t think it would come this fast, but it’s all business and business has got to be done.”

He’s had to adjust like everyone else in the new world we live in, but he doesn’t seem terribly inconvenienced by the coronavirus rules and regulations.

“I’ve been feeling great,’’ he said. “It hasn’t been slowing me down other than trying to figure out thoughtful ways of getting workouts done and getting things done like that.

“Outside of that, me and my family have been pretty great. The people around us have been doing good. As long as they all stay healthy we’re pretty good right now, just trying to make sure we’re good.”

If he gets bored, here are a couple books that can help him study up on the Broncos: “Mile High Magic, The 25 Greatest Moments in Denver Broncos History,”  and "The 50 Greatest Players in Denver Broncos History.”

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