The Titans traded five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos on Wednesday for a seventh-round draft pick, two people confirmed to The Associated Press. That came a day after the Titans agreed to terms with defensive end Vic Beasley Jr. on a one-year deal to boost their outside pass rush.
Trading away Casey was the biggest surprise. He was a six-time team captain and the longest-tenured player drafted by Tennessee. Casey was a third-round pick out of Southern Cal in 2011.
The people familiar with the trade spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because trades and other deals cannot be final without physicals or signed paperwork. The NFL has barred travel to team facilities by free agents and also has banned team personnel from traveling to meet with players as a safeguard against the new coronavirus.