Published: Wed, February 19, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Greg Olsen hinted at signing with Seahawks two weeks ago

Greg Olsen hinted at signing with Seahawks two weeks ago

The veteran tight end signed with the Seahawks for one year, and the deal is worth $7 million.

All throughout, the appeal of the third team courting him, the Seattle Seahawks, just wasn't discussed enough.

Shortly before the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers and Olsen thought it was best to part ways.

On Tuesday, Schefter broke the news that the veteran tight end chose to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, despite positive discussions with both Buffalo and Washington.

After dabbling in broadcasting during some time off, Olsen returned to the field in 2019 to prove he could still be among the top tight ends in the league.

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Olsen was released by the Panthers earlier this month after nine seasons with the team amid a rebuilding process under first-year coach Matt Rhule.

That sparked a response from Wilson and sent Seahawks Twitter into a tizzy over a potential pairing of the QB and tight end.

Olsen will turn 35 years old on March 11 and has missed 18 games combined over the last three seasons to injury. The Seahawks will hope their luck with Olsen will be more productive. Will Dissly is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon sustained in October. He has 718 career catches for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns. He's spending some time down in LA to get right, and he's really fired up about the people that he's working with and the progress he's making.

Seattle would also seem likely to tender Hollister and keep him in the fold, meaning it could enter the 2020 season with an ideal tight end trio of Olsen, Hollister and Dissly, and likely to add another one or two as depth and/or insurance for Dissly.

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