Greg Olsen negotiating with Buffalo, Washington, Seattle

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Although free agency doesn’t really heat up in the NFL for another month, the first well-known free agent is talking contract with three teams.

Free agent tight end Greg Olsen is negotiating with Buffalo, Washington and Seattle, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Olsen is free to sign with any team now because the Panthers released him last week. Free agents whose contracts expire cannot sign with a new team until March 18.

Olsen, who turns 35 next month, played in 14 games last season for the Panthers, catching 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns.

25 responses to “Greg Olsen negotiating with Buffalo, Washington, Seattle

  1. If the Bills can sign Olsen I can pretend he’s still young and a good player, just like I pretend they’re not going to move.

    I have to or I’ll cry all day.

  2. The declining Greg Olsen is still better than most tight ends.

    Olsen totaled 597 yards in 2019 (with Kyle ALlen).

    The 2019 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert totaled 436 yards
    (without A.J. Green, no quality #2 or #3, or O-Line).

  3. Do you really think he’s going to go anywhere else except the Redskins unless the other two teams are willing to pay him significantly more? Seattle gives Olsen a good QB and better chance at a SB ring but at 35, he may stick with who he’s comfortable with in Ron.

  4. Hoping the Redskins pass. We dont need anymore old oft injured players. Continue the youth movement.

  5. The Bills would be signing Olsen in the Frank Gore roll. He will get his targets, but they want him to be a veteran locker room leader and a mentor for young TEs
    Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney. He can do the latter even if hurt.

  6. xbam says:
    GB should have reached out…
    ==

    Just what the Packers need, another once-good but now slower and injury-prone tight end.

  7. Steve Leary has it right. He would be brought in for some contributions on the field, but more of his leadership and mentoring of the young up and coming tight ends they got last year.

  8. I’m kind of stuck in the middle with the Bills signing Olsen… Part of me wants him in Buffalo and part of me doesn’t.

    Yes- He still has the pass catching skills to create a mismatch on the field, A leadership role/Mentor for Knox & Sweeney, still a great blocker, Extra weapon for Allen’s progression. .

    No- Costly, If Olsen gets signed Kroft is released w/a big cap hit, Lee Smith is already Mentoring Knox & Sweeney, We’ll see a little less of Knox who’s going to need the reps to get better.

  9. Tough choice, lose for a bunch of money with your old coach, or take less money to win. I think he has enough cash to chose to win, so expect him to sign with Seattle or Buffalo.

  10. If Olsen can be reasonable with regards to his contract and the money he wants I would bring him to Buffalo. The Bills have 80 mil. + in cap space but they need to be judicious with the money and keep adding players that can contribute immediately.

  11. I forgot Buffalo signed (and overpaid) ex-Bengal Tyler Kroft.

    Kroft was a hard worker and good locker room guy in Cincinnati…
    … but… just barely mediocre.

    Kroft is ANOTHER in a long line of guys
    who declined IMMENSELY after leaving Andy Dalton.

    Bengals fans acted like Kroft was a Pro Bowler or something.

    Just another good teammate with mediocre tight end skills.
    I’d take him back as #3 TE depth… but… not as a #2.

  12. Kroft’s cap hit if released is miniscule… Remember, Bean signed him last year with an easy out this year if he didn’t pan out.

  13. If Seattle can sign 4 Greg Olsens maybe one will be available by wildcard weekend. The Seahawks could use him to get past some 9-7 team before their annual crushing on the road in the divisional rd.

  14. If he signs with the Washington team it will be all about $. Buffalo and Seattle are playoff teams. I’m not saying it’s good or bad to follow the money. To each his own.

  15. @doctorrustbelt says:
    February 14, 2020 at 9:37 am
    The declining Greg Olsen is still better than most tight ends.

    Olsen totaled 597 yards in 2019 (with Kyle ALlen).

    The 2019 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert totaled 436 yards
    (without A.J. Green, no quality #2 or #3, or O-Line).

    I couldn’t agree with you more, two years ago Chicago made a big splash in free agency by giving Trey Burton a 4 year/$32 million contract ($22 million guaranteed) with a $8 million annual average. His two year stat lines:

    2018 16 games – 54 reception, 569 yards and 6 TDs
    2019 8 games – 14 receptions, 84 yards and 0 TDs

    Olson 2019 – 14 games, 52 receptions, 597 yards and 2 TDs

    One can argue that Olson in 14 games outperformed Burton’s very best year!

  16. californianewton says:
    February 14, 2020 at 1:27 pm
    Good luck getting a good deal with Penny-pinching Mode in Seattle.

    ________________________________________________________________

    Let’s see…

    “Penny-pinching Mode in Seattle” vs “Jed York in Santa Clara”
    This has resulted in a head to head record of 24-13 in favor of the “Penny Pinching” Seahawks. (Who, btw, have an ownership trust that is valued at $13 Billion more than the next richest franchise’s owner)

    And now we’ll see what having a measly $14M of 2020 Salary Cap space does for the 9ers, vs a whopping $60M for the Hawks.

    Who’ll be pinching pennies next season?

    lmao

  17. californianewton says:
    February 14, 2020 at 1:27 pm
    Good luck getting a good deal with Penny-pinching Mode in Seattle.
    **********************

    Oh look here, this guy is back. He was completely missing all last week, Gee I wonder why….anyway, I only read his posts just for the ratios LOL

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