Jurrell Casey entered training camp with talks of a new contract buzzing around him. When other players worry about their contracts, hold out and use every opportunity to talk to the media about their situation, Casey had none of that.
Instead, Casey came to every OTA, mini-camp and then training camp practice, worked hard and never used the media to plead his case.
The professional manner in which Casey handled this situation should be a lesson to other current and future NFL players in how to go about your business as a professional.
Today that professionalism paid off in a big way for Casey as he and the Titans agreed to a new contract for the star defensive end.
The new deal is four years at $36 million dollars, with $20.5 million guaranteed.
"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."