Seahawks land free agent Greg Olsen with short-term deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent tight end Greg Olsen. He has signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the franchise.

According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, $5.5 million of the $7 million is guaranteed. He will have to earn the rest — $1.5 million — through incentives.

Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen tries to evade a tackle by A.J. Klein against the New Orleans Saints
Greg Olsen tries to evade a tackle by A.J. Klein against the New Orleans Saints (Photo by the Associated Press/Mike McCarn)

With this deal, Olsen will stay out of the TV booth for at least one more season. He has been doing work for Fox Sports.

He previously called NFL games for FOX Sports during his bye weeks. In addition, he is calling XFL on FOX Sports games.

As a member of the Seahawks — if their trend continues — have made the tight end position part of their offense. If he can stay healthy, he will be their top tight end for Russell Wilson’s offense.

He mutually agreed to part ways with the Panthers in January. By releasing him, Olsen was able to meet with teams before the start of free agency in March.

He appeared in 13 games this past season and started every game he played in. Olsen had 50 receptions for 585 yards and two touchdowns.

Olsen is already in the Top 10 for tight ends in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. The 34-year-old Paterson, New Jersey native has 718 receptions for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns.

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