Greg Olsen making Buffalo his first free agent visit

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Former Panthers tight end Greg Olsen‘s kicking off his world tour, and the weather can probably only get better the longer it goes.

Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, Olsen will visit the Bills today, the first of many visits.

He’ll also go see the Seahawks and Washington, as is trying to hustle up some interest from the Bears as well.

The 34-year-old tight end overcame two years’ worth of foot injuries, and was productive with the Panthers’ backup quarterbacks last year, catching 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns.

He’ll see plenty of familiar faces in Buffalo, as both General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott (and a good chunk of their coaching staff) came from Carolina.

The Bills should be making adding targets for Josh Allen a priority this offseason, and Olsen appears to have good football left in him before he heads to the broadcast booth.

6 responses to “Greg Olsen making Buffalo his first free agent visit

  1. They can cut some non-contributors at the TE position (Kroft and Smith) and add Olsen even if they have to overpay a bit and basically no net cost to the cap. Even Olsen’s injured season had better TE numbers than the Bills committee.

  2. He’s playing this smart. Get out there early while teams have their options wide open and cap space unspent. He doesn’t want to be unsigned come April because his 1 year contract potential gets halved and he probably then decides to just do the tv gig.

  3. Logic told me he would go to Washington first, but I guess he wants to see what leverage he has before talking to them. I seriously doubt he signs with the Bills before hearing what Washington has to offer. I question whether he gets to talk to Seattle and I would bet he signs before they get a chance to whoo him.

  4. Olsen and Clay are not the same type of player in any way. Olsen would add that much needed vet in the TE room, and could potentially replace Gore in that role for the entire offense. He could replace both Kroft & Smith with ease and cost the same.

    Seems logical to me. He’s never seen free agency, so he may take some time making up his mind.

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