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Only if it’s to develop Knox! I think he has a huge upside and by year 3 or 4 he should be a beast!!

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4 minutes ago, Rc2catch said:

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. 

There will likely be a large difference in their salaries. Possibly by $10MM/yr. That likely sways people’s opinions. That and we paid Kroft to rehab most of the season. Most would love McB to sign Green at a relative value. 

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Well there’s the veteran leadership for the TE room.

Seems like a no brained, all things considered.

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If I was him on the backside of my career, I'd personally choose buffalo. A playoff team on the rise vs a redskins team that could be 2 years away from competing 

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Kind of a nothing burger. Let’s develop our own. Hes old and slow. 

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1 minute ago, Steptide said:

If I was him on the backside of my career, I'd personally choose buffalo. A playoff team on the rise vs a redskins team that could be 2 years away from competing 

 

Also, with his past love affair with Cam, and the fact Josh gets most compared to Cam, it seems a good fit.

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Sometimes the best moves are the ones you never make. This is probably the case here.

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18 minutes ago, Buffalo Junction said:

There will likely be a large difference in their salaries. Possibly by $10MM/yr. That likely sways people’s opinions. That and we paid Kroft to rehab most of the season. Most would love McB to sign Green at a relative value. 

The money doesn’t totally matter as long as they can be clean of it after 1-2 years. 
And there’s a lot of “he’s always hurt” people. 

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This is an easy one for me. The price and fit should make a lot of sense. If you could hand Olsen, Kroft’s money it’s a no brainer. 

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1 hour ago, J-GunJoshAllen17 said:

... Then look for the #1 reciever in the draft.  

Speaking of which, was just looking at highlights of Jauan Jennings who somebody's mock showed the Bills taking in the 3rd round. This is my first year actually devoting time to this aspect of the off-season so I don't know how he'll shake out. But his brief highlight video showed some good moves and receptions. 

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1 hour ago, ngbills said:

What is this guys market value? Looks like it may be in the $5M per range. I'm for it only if is a mentor for Knox and we still are look at Hooper or Henry. Hooper, Knox, Olsen, Sweeney/Croom/Smith. 

How much money do you think they intend to spend on tight ends?  People need to get over Hooper and Henry, Knox was a third round pick for Gods sake.

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41 minutes ago, elijah said:

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. 

 

 

We could have had Ebron for free in the 2014 draft, but instead, we moved up to take Sammy. Sigh...

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1 hour ago, Phil The Thrill said:


Hooper probably will be the highest paid TE by the time FA ends.  I can’t see the Bills spending that kind of money on a tight end.

 

Olsen fits the profile of the player they are looking for.

 

Article in the Athletic the other day about the Bills TE's.  Talked about bringing in Olson, but thought it only makes sense as long as it doesn't in any way slow down Knox's development.  He acknowledged the drops but also talked about how few TE's in the league have the over all skill set Knox provides, also stated Knox is ranked 3rd in the league in yards after the catch for TE's.   Also stated highly unlikely the Bills would go after any TE for more than a one year deal so that leaves out the Hooper's of the world.

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The last thing this offense needs is more average players, which Olsen is at best as this point in his career. . Bring in playmakers or don't bother. 

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Dawson Knox is the future at the position. Bring in Olsen, restrict his snaps and have him mentor the kid and bring out his full potential. Motor is still training with Gore in the offseason, anyone upset about that? Kroft has brought nothing to the team. 

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Olsen's 2019 highlights for perspective. Not real fast anymore (if he ever was), but can still get separation, find holes in the defensive coverage, and make contested catches. The only thing I noticed is that he goes down pretty quickly/easily at first contact, but as an older guy, can't blame him, he's protecting his body. But, I don't really hold it against him, as most of his catches were in the 10-20 yard range, so he's picking up first downs. I think he and Knox would be a nice one-two at TE and as others have said, the leadership and mentorship he would bring for Knox, Sweeney, Josh, and the offense in general could be big.

 

 

 

 

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I don't care how old Olson is its better the Smith and Kroft so its a yes for me 

Buffalo is a playoff team so i see this happening

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I don’t understand why everyone is freaking out. Individuals on this board need to understand how to judge interest in players individually.

 

Greg Olsen would be a fine signing.
 

He is not going to break the bank. He is not going to command a long term deal. He is not the only offensive addition we will make this off-season. 
 

I understand the collective desire to get younger. Yes, it’s good to have young, cheap and talented players littered across your roster. It’s also good to have veteran talent. There needs to be a mix. 
 

We are allowed to carry 90 players on our roster for the off-season... why not carry the best combination of 90 players we can find that fit our organization and schemes? Everyone wants to “Cut Smith” or “Cut Kroft” if we sign Olsen (some even if we don’t). My lord, we have about $80M to spend and I can assure you all $80M will not be spent... so why cut players to save money? We have plenty. 
 

Stack the damn depth chart with NFL players. If we sign Olsen our TE room for camp is:

 

Olsen

Knox

Kroft

Smith

Sweeney

Croom
 

All 6 guys have played meaningful NFL snaps... that’s a good a thing to have those guys competing in camp. 

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This board has a serious ***** for Hooper. NFL insiders don’t seem to have the same affinity for him, many seem to think he’s a product of the system. I don’t watch any Falcons games, and I’m wondering how many have here? Isn’t this the same guy who last week said he wants nothing to do with playing in Buffalo!

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Hope we sign him. This would be a great pick up. I have a feeling Lee Smith would be done if this happens. 

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1 minute ago, wppete said:

Hope we sign him. This would be a great pick up. I have a feeling Lee Smith would be done if this happens. 

Id be ok with it.  Just wonder what the contract looks like.  My guess is somewhere between Delaine Walker at 8.5 and Vernon Davis at 5.  Split the differnce and account for the cap that puts you at 7.1/yr.   If you can get him for the Vernon contract great but when you start to talk about 7 or 8 id be out of it.

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I would absolutely love this. He’s older, fine. This window is now. A legitimate pass catching TE is what this offense needs. This is one of the best ones in the league, even at his age. Would be a great move going into a hopefully fun offseason 

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