Greg Olsen is expected to visit Seahawks

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The list of teams interested in talking to Greg Olsen is getting longer.

PFT has learned, via a league source, that Olsen is set to visit with the Seahawks. That news comes a day after we learned that he’s also lined up visits with Buffalo and Washington.

Those teams feature coaches and executives that worked with Olsen in Carolina, but the Seahawks’ experience with Olsen comes from defending him whenever the schedule has called for it over the years.

Will Dissly opened the 2019 season as the lead tight end in Seattle and caught 23 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns in six games before tearing his Achilles in October. Luke Willson, who is set for unrestricted free agency, and impending restricted free agent Jacob Hollister got the most playing time the rest of the way.

12 responses to “Greg Olsen is expected to visit Seahawks

  1. Even at his advanced age he would be the best all around TE we’ve had in quite some time. Love Dissly, but he can’t stay healthy so far. Love Hollister, but he’s undersized and had some issues with drops late in the season.

    Hope they make this happen!

  2. The best thing about Greg Olsen is he made Cam Newton look good.

    He showed Cam Newton respect, something the entire world should get on their face and do.

  3. He would add much needed depth, experience and be a solid pickup for the Seahawks. Not talking splash or gigantic Long term contract, but quality addition attempt. He Also doesn’t count against comp pick calculations.

    My guess; he is offered a contract equal to 75% of top TE $. He will leave and try to get top end money elsewhere. He ends up signing in Washington.

  4. He is one of the safest pair of hands I have ever seen on a TE, and really good at blocking.

    Now he is getting on a bit age wise, and has his injury problems in the past, but they don’t need him to be to be the quickest or fastest, he would thrive with Russell Wilson throwing him the ball.

    between him, Dissly ( I really hope this kid can stay healthy, he has shown flashes of being great ) and Hollister who has more than earned at least a TE3 spot, they could have a great TE corp.

  5. Hollister was trash. Worthless as a blocker and while he could get open as a receiver, his catching was abysmal.

    On the flip side, Olsen is a walking injury history. Not sure he can last the season. I’d still think it’s an upgrade, but I wouldn’t be comfortable with relying on him.

  6. Richard Nguyen says:
    February 4, 2020 at 12:57 pm
    Hollister was trash. Worthless as a blocker and while he could get open as a receiver, his catching was abysmal.

    On the flip side, Olsen is a walking injury history. Not sure he can last the season. I’d still think it’s an upgrade, but I wouldn’t be comfortable with relying on him.
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    Hollister had his issues at times for sure…but lets be real here…Seattle got him initially for a 7th round pick and later signed him off their practice squad…at 41 catches for 349 yards and 3 td’s in only 11 games…he’s already made it worth what it cost to get him.

  7. Every season Wilson picks his new Jermaine Kearse whom he throws to over and over. Hollister was it this past season, who will it be in 2020? The Seahawks spend more time using their top Offensive players as decoys instead of scheming them into favorable situations. Imagine your favorite NBA team having the last guy off the bench taking all the last second shots because nobody expected him to shoot!?!

  8. jackedupboonie says:
    February 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Every season Wilson picks his new Jermaine Kearse whom he throws to over and over. Hollister was it this past season, who will it be in 2020? The Seahawks spend more time using their top Offensive players as decoys instead of scheming them into favorable situations. Imagine your favorite NBA team having the last guy off the bench taking all the last second shots because nobody expected him to shoot!?!

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    There was some serious truth to this in Bevell days. It was a shame the way they used Jimmy Graham only in the end zone. Even the famous int in the Super Bowl it was a slant pass to Ricardo Lockette. This year Wilson did seem to lock on to guys like David Moore a little more than he should while Tyler Lockett, Josh Gordon were out there. DK Metcalf started getting his targest late in the season. I felt like by the end of the year Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf were getting super star level targets.

  9. As far as “respect” toward scam Newton, respect is earned. Additionally, it’s an over used word that English limited individuals use to compensate for their low IQ ability. You’re not fooling anyone when you keep repeating the same word. Get a new game plan.

    As far as Olson, as a Hawks fan I would love the healthy player, that’s a big IF.

  10. jackedupboonie says:
    February 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm
    Every season Wilson picks his new Jermaine Kearse whom he throws to over and over. Hollister was it this past season, who will it be in 2020? The Seahawks spend more time using their top Offensive players as decoys instead of scheming them into favorable situations. Imagine your favorite NBA team having the last guy off the bench taking all the last second shots because nobody expected him to shoot!?
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    Imagine how good Metcalf is to set an NFL rookie record for a playoff game without getting any throws…

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