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Seahawks Signing TE Greg Olsen

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, veteran tight end Greg Olsen is expected to sign a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. It is a one-year deal worth up to $7 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed. 

Olsen is free to sign with any team before free agency begins because he was released by Carolina earlier this month. He turns 35 in March. He ranked 27th in both receiving DYAR and receiving DVOA among tight ends last season. After missing about half the year in both 2017 and 2018, he played in 14 games in 2019, catching 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns. He will join a tight end room that already has Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly (for the time being, at least). 


2 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2020, 7:43pm

1 So what you're saying

is that the Seahawks, not satisfied with having wasted $4.4M of precious cap space on Ed Dickson for zero production at TE in 2019, celebrate being able to get out of Dickson's contract with "only" $867,000 in dead money by finding an even-older-than-Dickson, also-injury-prone TE and guaranteeing him $5.5M, and in an offseason when they need major help on both the offensive and defensive lines?