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Panthers release Greg Olsen; TE to visit Bills, Redskins

 
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  • By Jeremy Bergman
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  • Published: Feb. 3, 2020 at 04:56 p.m.
  • Updated: Feb. 3, 2020 at 06:53 p.m.

Greg Olsen is officially a free agent.

The Carolina Panthers released the veteran tight end on Monday, per the transaction wire. The move came four days after Olsen and the Panthers announced they would mutually part ways ahead of the 2020 season.

Olsen, 34, had one year left on his deal, which would have cost $11.6 million in 2020, but is now free to sign with another entity -- in football or in television.

While the tight end indicated in his statement that he still has "love of football" and could sign with a competitive organization in the coming weeks, Olsen has explored a second career in football broadcasting, most recently playing pregame studio analyst for Fox Sports.

Before he makes a decision one way or the other, Olsen will do his due diligence. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Olsen is set to visit the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins this week. Both clubs are led by former Panthers -- Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane in Buffalo and Ron Rivera in D.C.

For his career, Olsen has 718 catches for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns -- 524 of those catches, 6,463 of those yards and 39 of those touchdowns came as a Panther.

Carolina will move forward at the tight end position with Ian Thomas, Chris Manhertz and Temarrick Hemingway. Expect the Panthers to fill out that part of the depth chart this offseason

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So my Ian Thomas dynasty stash will finally be a thing 

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Nice Luxury signing. We have bigger corner stone postions to spend money on first:-

Free Agency

Edge

Wide Receiver  

Oline

 

Draft
 

Oline

Oline

Oline

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, BurnleyJet said:

Nice Luxury signing. We have bigger corner stone postions to spend money on first:-

Free Agency

Edge

Wide Receiver  

Oline

 

Draft
 

Oline

Oline

Oline

 

 

 

I want a younger team anyway. We need young offensive players to grow with Sam. 

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Sam needs all the help he can get. Olsen and Herndon would be a good combo for a year or two. He could also teach Herndon. 

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16 minutes ago, Barton said:

Sam needs all the help he can get. Olsen and Herndon would be a good combo for a year or two. He could also teach Herndon. 

What is he going to teach him? How to be old white and injured? 

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Nah let someone else pay him to be injured after week 2. I’d take a hard look at that TE from ND if he’s there in the 2nd though, although TE isn’t a huge need with Griffin and Herndon now 

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I’m a huge believer in having a reliable TE for Sam, but not this guy. A healthy Herndon and Griffin will do for me. 

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2 hours ago, jetsons said:

While the tight end indicated in his statement that he still has "love of football" and could sign with a competitive organization in the coming weeks, Olsen has explored a second career in football broadcasting, most recently playing pregame studio analyst for Fox Sports.

Moot discussion. He ain't coming here, folks. Pats, GB, SEA fit the bill.

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1 hour ago, New York Mick said:

What is he going to teach him? How to be old white and injured? 

He already has a firm grasp on one of them!

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38 minutes ago, jgb said:

Moot discussion. He ain't coming here, folks. Pats, GB, SEA fit the bill.

He’s visiting the Bills. 

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2 minutes ago, Smashmouth said:

why would anyone Jet even consider Olsen at 34 years old 

Because the Jets have always faired so well  with old broke down Players  contemplating retirement? 

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8 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

He’s visiting the Bills. 

They are technically a contender, although I don't see him going there.

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Just now, jgb said:

They are technically a contender, although I don't see him going there.

 Yeah, I get that but he can only go where they want him. So far two teams are interested. 

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1 minute ago, The Crusher said:

 Yeah, I get that but he can only go where they want him. So far two teams are interested. 

Early days. He always can retire, as well.

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2 hours ago, Smashmouth said:

why would anyone Jet even consider Olsen at 34 years old 

And he's missed 18 games over the last 3 seasons.  

Hard pass.  

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FA - O-Line, O-Line, O-Line

Draft - O-Line, O-Line - O-Line

Undrafted FA's to bring in for a look -  O-Line, O-Line, O-Line

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28 minutes ago, THE BARON said:

FA - O-Line, O-Line, O-Line

Draft - O-Line, O-Line - O-Line

Undrafted FA's to bring in for a look -  O-Line, O-Line, O-Line

You forgot to trade for O-Line too. 

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Olsen signed with the Seahawks.

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001102343/article/former-panthers-te-greg-olsen-signs-with-seahawks

 

Former Panthers TE Greg Olsen signs with Seahawks

 
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  • Published: Feb. 18, 2020 at 05:39 p.m.
  • Updated: Feb. 18, 2020 at 09:05 p.m.
 
 
 

 

 

 

Greg Olsen is heading to the Pacific Northwest.

The three-time Pro Bowl tight end has signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday night. The team later announced the signing.

ESPN first reported the news.

Olsen's free-agent tour, which included stops in Washington, D.C., Washington state (Seattle), Buffalo and the broadcast booth at MetLife Stadium for XFL television coverage, came to an end after his visit with the Seahawks. Pete Carroll's team ultimately landed the tight end on a deal that includes $5.5 million in guarantees, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Olsen foreshadowed a potential pairing back on Feb. 1 during NFL Honors, when a photo of Cam Newton whispering in Russell Wilson's ear spread across the interwebs and Olsen quote tweeted it with what he imagined Newton was telling Wilson:

 

 

Olsen had to overcome injuries in 2017 and 2018 to play in 14 games in 2019, catching 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns. These passes didn't come from Newton, but Kyle Allen and later, Will Grier, offering some possible reinforcement to the idea that Olsen's lower statistical output wasn't a product of his age, but those throwing it to him.

The two-time second-team All-Pro will play with arguably the best quarterback of his career in Russell Wilson, who was on track to win the NFL's MVP before Lamar Jackson set the league on fire. Newton won an MVP in 2015 while racking up 1,104 passing yards on connections with Olsen alone, but the tight end hasn't taken the field with a signal-caller of the caliber of Wilson.

He'll get a chance to prove his tweet correct in 2020 in a new corner of the country with a team that should be near the top of the NFC again and with the hopes the Seahawks can stay healthier than they were late in 2019.

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Seahawks a great landing spot for Olsen.  Can be productive there for a couple more years.

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On 2/4/2020 at 8:40 AM, Smashmouth said:

why would anyone Jet even consider Olsen at 34 years old 

Can he play center?

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predictable and smart choice by Olsen. He has broadcasting dreams, a ring sure helps in the street cred department.

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