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Best part if we add Olsen?

 

We hopefully cut Lee "False start" Smith!!!

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Fake news, nobody visits the Redskins

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26 minutes ago, CincyBillsFan said:

This is great news.  I think this guy still has gas in the tank and he would be a fantastic mentor to Sweeney & Knox and security blanket for Allen.  Here's to hoping!

 

If he can stay healthy

 

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well, so much for my logical,thoughful assumption he would go to to big media market.  git er done.  then Josh can throw the high hard one and Olsen will still catch it. 

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I’ve actually come around on this since it first came out that he’d be free... if they see him as a replacement for Kroft, and they don’t want to bring in any big name TE cause they like what they have in Knox and Sweeney, I’d be happy with this. 
 

Whether or not you like this specific move- I think it needs to be stated how refreshing it is to be a properly run organization. We’re doing this the day after the Super Bowl... previous FO’s wouldn’t be back from vacation until the week before the combine!

 

5 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

Fake news, nobody visits the Redskins


Actually just a tour of DC. 

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7 minutes ago, FluffHead said:

Replace a young guy with a bad foot with an old guy with a bad foot 

Essentially but an old guy with a bad foot and a much better track record than the young guy with the bad foot... 😎

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People do understand Hooper has to WANT to come here, right? And do people want them to give him an unprecedented amount of money to sign him? Same goes for Hunter Henry.  Hooper is a California boy who played at Stanford and then in Atlanta. I doubt he’s going to want to move to the northeast. Basically said as much during pro bowl interviews. 
 

Also, Beane and McDermott are looking for “market definiencies”. They want to guys who will give similar value for less money. I think people are looking too hard at Kelce/Kittle and believe we need someone like that. Honestly if I had to pick between Hooper and Knox of who had the potential to put up those types of numbers, it’d be close. Knox has A TON of potential. Adding a guy like Olsen who can teach so much about the game to a guy like Knox will be so advantageous to his development. Similar to what Gore has seemed to do for Singletary. 

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He played 14 games last year, 52 catches and almost 600 yards, more than our TEs  combined. Knox had 28 for 322 in 15 games. Sweeney 8 for 119 and penalty machine Lee Smith 4 for 31, Kroft 11 for 71. And he did that without Cam Newton. I think it's a solid move if we get rid of Croft and Smith.

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This is one of those “leaders in every position room” things that they’re all about.  They keep signing guys who are washed (Gore, Tolbert).  It’s time to stockpile TALENT.  If Olson can still play, great, but he looked worse this past year.

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Olsen has been a good player for years. Injuries aside, he's always made plays.

 

Tbh, all of the TEs, apart from Smith, could learn a great deal from him.  And given his production, he immediately improves the group.

 

That's what the off season in particular is all about - improving as much as possible. Adding Olsen = improving the TE position.

 

 

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Why?

 

This guys ready for broadcasting and isn’t nearly what he was.

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24 minutes ago, FluffHead said:

@AdamSchefter: Former Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen will visit the Bills and Redskins this week, per source. Buffalo’s GM Brandon Beane used to be with Carolinas, as did Washington’s HC Ron Rivera.

 

He can rap with Beasley?  :unsure:

https://deadspin.com/remember-when-greg-olsen-and-his-miami-teammates-made-a-1756868655

 

I guess I would have thought that Lee Smith would have the >32 year old TE market cornered for the Bills - Olsen will be 35

Greg Olsen in his day was a far better player...next season would be his 14th though.  2 concussions last year, foot injuries in 2016 & 2017

 

What do we know about his blocking?  Found an SI article that had this to say about whether the Seahawks should look at him:

"Olsen has also never been highly regarded as a run blocker, which always screams bad fit with the Seahawks. While their evaluations are far from fool proof, Pro Football Focus ranked him 115th out of 117 qualified tight ends in 2016 and he’s consistently earned poor run blocking grades. "

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Mark me down as surprised.  Not that he would visit us and Washington, that’s obvious if he intends to play, but that he is seriously thinking about playing still.

 

I really felt he would retire and I honestly thought the Kobe tragedy was going to pretty much make it official given his statements he made about Kobe and how it all hit home for him.  Here is a link that shows some of what he said:

 

https://www.wcnc.com/article/sports/charlotte-athletes-community-reacts-to-kobe-bryants-death/275-8cedc8d9-f887-42ed-95a6-f02a0bb79411

 

He just struck me as someone who was already close to wanting to start that next chapter and that this was something that just furthered that.  
 

If he wants to play, I am all for signing him.  He’s still got value as a player and he would be an excellent mentor to our young guys.  And we should be a LOT more interesting to him than Washington if he wants a chance to compete before his days are up, plus we have the best training facilities in the league.  

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56 minutes ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

I doubt Beane will spend big bucks on the TE position.  This seems like the type of move that I anticipated.  Good mentor for Knox and Sweeney.

 

I can see how he could be invaluable to Knox, especially. He could get to know him, build a little bond,  and eventually, when the time is right, pull him aside and tell him to “catch the damn ball and never, ever whiff on a block!”    :)

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Love it.      Get it done.     Hopefully he can put in a full season for us 👏🏼👏🏼

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The hopes on Sweeney are too high here.  He was a 7th rounder that flashed a little bit, he’s not someone to count on becoming a legitimate option. 

 

Also those wanting to sign Hooper are auctioning off a lot of money. 

 

Give me Olsen/Henry/Ebron on a short term deal and draft another TE somewhere between 3rd-5th round.  Olsen/Henry/Ebron give you the short term, cheap option to bridge the position while Knox and the future rookie continue to develop. 

 

And Kroft has to be gone. Simply didn’t produce enough on such a team friendly contract to be willing to keep him. 

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I think he'd be a great rotational fit for us.

He put up decent stats with bad QBs last year. Would also be a great mentor to 2 young guys with some potential. 

 

Plus he can wear that winter beanie he always does without sweating so much. 

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You’re not getting 16 games from Olsen, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing given knoxs ability and possible growth. He’s going to be a second option possibly here. He’d be the guy in Washington though. I’m not against signing him if they’re going to use him in the pass game. They didn’t use Kroft or make him a part of the offense, no point signing a similar player (obviously a long track record of success) if they’re not going to use him. 
I do find it a little funny we have this many posters excited to sign Olsen and so many against AJ Green. Same kind of situation as both are injury prone, on their last contracts that wouldn’t be long ones or ridiculous money. If I’m drafting a rookie receiver I don’t think there’s many in the league I would pick to show them how it’s done over green. Same for Knox, you want someone to show him how a tight end practices and makes plays in the pass game not many I would pick over Olsen to show him the ropes. 

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This would be a big waste of money if we bring him in for anything more than $3M/year.

 

edit: HOLY CRAP I just looked up Lee Smith's contract. Beane gave him 3yr/$9M with $4.4M in guarantees?!?! Thank the gods we can cut him this year with only $1M in dead money.

 

Cut Smith, give the money to Olsen. But dont expect much from Olsen either.

 

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