“You Throw me Like a Piece of Trash” – Jurrell Casey Slams Tennessee Titans

Published 06/08/2020, 5:00 PM EDT


After nine seasons together, the Tennessee Titans traded away Jurrell Casey. Suffice to say, the 30-year old is not too thrilled about the decision, since he never wanted to leave. When the Titans traded him to the Broncos, he likened the trade to throwing him away “like a piece of trash.”

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The defensive tackle recently spoke to Devin and Jason McCourty in the Double Coverage podcast. It is also noteworthy that Jason and Jurrell were former teammates at the Titans.

“The part that is so crazy is that you give so much to them. Especially when you come up on free agency and have opportunities to go somewhere else. Especially the way it was going when we were there, 2-14, 3-13,” Casey told McCourty.

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“Those were some rough times. When you’re a loyal guy and you feel like things are going in the right direction and you’re that centerpiece, you got no choice but to fight it through. My mindset was to stick it out and things would get better.

“For us to get to that point to get better and to be a main focus of that and then you just throw me away to the trash like I wasn’t a main block of that … Coming off an injury the year before and playing the whole season for ya’ll. No complaints, I did everything you wanted me to do and you throw me like a piece of trash. At the end of the day, none of these businesses are loyal.”

Who is Jurrell Casey

Casey was a five-time Pro Bowler during his tenure with the Titans. He was named a second-team All-Pro in 2013 after he posted 10.5 sacks. Casey signed a four-year, $60 million contract extension with Tennessee in 2017.

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The better days that Casey referred to were capped off by a magical ride to the AFC Championship Game. Unfortunately, he won’t get the opportunity to build on last season’s success. The Titans cleared up over $11 million in cap space by trading Casey to the Broncos for a seventh-round draft selection.

Casey said he was working out when he got a call from his agent that the Titans were going to shop him to other teams. He was disappointed that he didn’t hear the news from the team.

“It was a blow to the heart. I would have thought that one of them would have hit me up,” Casey said. “The part that hurt me the most was that I didn’t get a call until like 30 seconds before the trade went down. For three or four days I had some moments where I had to tell the wife to give me a minute and I had a lot of tears come out of there.”

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The Titans open the season with a trip to Denver to face Casey and the Broncos on Monday Night Football.

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