Greg Olsen To Visit Seahawks

Greg Olsen will visit the Seahawks as a part of his free agency tour, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. As previously reported, Olsen will also be checking in with the Bills and Redskins as he weighs his options. 

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Olsen, 35 in March, parted ways with the Panthers earlier this winter. The veteran wasn’t interested in being a part of a rebuild and the Panthers elected to cut him loose in order to save $8.1MM against the cap.

Olsen might not be quite as effective as he was during his prime years, but he still profiles as a productive vet who could be of use in Seattle. The Seahawks aren’t quite sure what they’ll have in Will Dissly, who is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon. Meanwhile, Ed Dickson could be released in a cost-cutting move, Luke Willson is headed towards the open market, and Jacob Hollister will be an RFA.

Olsen caught 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns in 2019, showing that he can still play at his advanced age. He was also healthy, for the most part – he appeared in 14 games after missing a combined 16 contests between 2017 and 2018.

Before the injuries, Olsen was one of the league’s most consistent and reliable tight ends. Olsen topped 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons and was a no-brainer choice for the Pro Bowl in each of those campaigns.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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6 comments on “Greg Olsen To Visit Seahawks

  1. unloadingmouth

    I hope the Hawks don’t spend big money to sign this guy, if they go that route.

    • kaehlaone

      He’s not getting $8M but I’d take him at $3M plus incentives all day

  2. vtncsc

    Be nice if Brady would let NE know his plans so they can attempt to make additions to the roster to help him.

  3. compassrose

    Cowherd said today it is the Hawks or Pats. He seems to have some good sources. Even said he talked with him a couple weeks ago. He was at a FOX party. I could see the Hawks signing him to a deal mostly based on incentives. Hopefully he will be used better than Graham was. Bevel is gone so that should help.

    • Phil253

      People still listen to Cowherd? And what we got to replace Bevel wasn’t all that great either. Youth movement at TE is better than old.

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