It was a long season for former New Orleans Saints tight end Greg Olsen. After an injury-riddled 2016, Olsen worked to get back into shape and even accepted a tryout offer with the Buffalo Bills last month. But now, he’s a member of the Seattle Seahawks, a move that made sense for both parties.
Olsen and the Seahawks agreed to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports. Olsen spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Saints, where he won a Super Bowl ring before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2012. Olsen split his time between tight end and wide receiver last season, but had just six catches for 42 yards. This year, he would have been the starter for the Redskins after Ryan Griffin was released this offseason.
And while the prospects for the Redskins’ tight end position this year looked fairly promising, Olsen passing on what could have been a lucrative reunion with the Redskins in favor of the Seahawks is just what the Ravens need for 2019.