Greg Olsen isn’t one of the best 15 tight ends in football, but he makes good copy.
Now that the cycle of “Hey, Mike Martz really does love tight ends” summer fluff is over, we can now return to the usual Olsen fare: trade rumors.
Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun-Times — who calls Martz’s love of Olsen “tireless propaganda” — has a league source that says there is “still talk” that Olsen is available in a trade.
The only problem is that the Bears apparently would still want a second- or third-round pick for him, which is hard to imagine happening at this time. The Patriots may have been interested back in April, but they have two rookies they like now.
We’d guess that Olsen stays put in Chicago, but doesn’t wind up as a big part of the offense. Mike Martz is going to use Brandon Manumaleuna for his blocking skills, and he’s not going to use two tight end sets.
That all probably means we will write more about Olsen trade rumors during the season.