The Buffalo Bills had Greg Olsen in for a visit after he was released by the Carolina Panthers and his decision could come soon about his next step.
The Carolina Panthers released veteran tight end Greg Olsen the day after the Super Bowl and the logically connection was to the Buffalo Bills for his next team. The Bills head coach Sean McDermott, general manager Brandon Beane have worked together in Carolina and the Bills also have Rob Boras, who was Greg Olsen’s tight end coach when he entered the league with the Chicago Bears.
However, Olsen wanted to take his time and went on to have visits with the Washington Redskins, due in large part to his connection with Ron Rivera, as well as the Seattle Seahawks. After visiting with all three teams, it appears he wants to make his decision sooner rather than later, which could happen as early as Friday.
The decision Olsen makes though may not include any of those teams and Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times believes there is a good chance Olsen could end up in the broadcast booth.
For any fans who watched the opening weekend of the XFL this past weekend got to catch a glimpse of Greg Olsen in the booth as he called the game between the New York Guardians and Tampa Bay Vipers for FOX.
This wasn’t his only experience in the booth either as The Athletic’s Joe Person notes, Olsen got rave reviews when he called the game for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals this past season.
The Buffalo Bills currently have three tight ends on the roster with Tyler Kroft and second year players Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney. If the Bills cut Kroft for cap reasons, there will be a void left for a veteran tight end on this team.
The leadership and experience Olsen would bring, would be invaluable for the younger tight ends. He also would be a reliable pass catcher on third down and in the red zone for Josh Allen.
It will be interesting to see which direction Greg Olsen elects to go but one thing appears clear and that is when he does decide to hang up his cleats, he has his next career waiting for him.