Ex-Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks. $5.5 million is guaranteed in the deal.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Former Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen is signing a one-year, $7 million deal that includes $5.5M gtd with the Seahawks, per source. Olsen visited and negotiated with Buffalo, Seattle and Washington but felt most comfortable with the Seahawks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2020
The 13-year veteran played for the Carolina Panthers for nine years, before the two sides parted ways. Apparently, the separation was not as mutual as was initially reported. Regardless, the Panthers released him after the conclusion of the 2019 regular season.
Olsen played and started in 14 games in 2019. He 597 yards on 52 receptions, scoring two touchdowns. Since scoring a career high seven touchdowns in 2015, his production has been spotty. Although he has dealt with injuries, both to him and to Cam Newton. A carousel of quarterbacks threw him the ball last season, as Newton was injured, followed by Kyle Allen being benched for Will Grier.
The Seahawks need production at tight end, as things did not work out with Jimmy Graham (now a Packer), and Will Dissly has injury issues. A veteran like Olsen could be a very good addition, considering Russell Wilson’s MVP-conversation level play last year.
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