Greg Olsen To Visit Bills, Redskins

That didn’t take long. Hours after Greg Olsen‘s release from the Panthers was made official, his free agency tour is taking shape. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the veteran tight end will take visits with the Bills and Redskins this week (Twitter link).

Though it doesn’t guarantee anything, this development makes it sound as if Olsen will play in 2020 and will postpone his journey to the broadcast booth for at least another year. If he were to sign with Washington, Olsen would reunite with longtime Carolina head coach Ron Rivera, and recent rumors suggested that Olsen is indeed amenable to joining the ‘Skins.

Fresh off their second playoff appearance in three years, the Bills would appear to give Olsen a better chance at bringing home a championship ring in 2020. But both Buffalo and Washington are obvious fits for the 34-year-old (35 in March), as neither club got much production from the tight end position in 2019.

The Bills were paced by rookie Dawson Knox, who averaged just under 26 yards per game. Rookie tight ends rarely excel, and while the Bills surely expect Knox to take a step forward in 2020, Olsen would represent a reliable veteran target for QB Josh Allen.

The Redskins, meanwhile, lost Jordan Reed for the 2019 season due to yet another concussion, and they have a young quarterback of their own in Dwayne Haskins who would benefit from Olsen’s presence. But Olsen will likely generate more interest from other clubs before he decides to put pen to paper.

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  1. sportsfan101

    W-T-F Patriots bring him in for a visit! Brady needs an upgrade at TE to come back.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I’m a fan of Ron but he ain’t no George Allen. If Olsen becomes a Redskin how long before they drag Steve Smith in for a workout?

  2. washington_bonercats

    He clearly wants to play for Ron… if the Skins manage to get Rivera, Olsen, Trent Williams back, and Chase Young the weak the NFC might be up for grabs

    • crosseyedlemon

      I like Ron and he is a good coach but I don’t think his back to the future strategy has a chance of succeeding. I also don’t think he and Snyder can co-exist for more than 2 maybe 3 years.

    • Rivera needs some veteran winners there in that locker room who can be his eyes and ears and his enforcers. Greg Olsen would be a serviceable to very good tight end for a couple of years, while putting in the new system. The only problem are the health issues. The Redskins can offer a good contract but not guarantees based on Olsen’s age and injury history.

      If Olsen can get fully guaranteed in Buffalo, that would be very tempting.

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