Greg Olsen passes on the Bills, signs in Seattle

Greg Olsen
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The Buffalo Bills were in the running to sign veteran free agent tight end Greg Olsen, but Olsen will be heading west and signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks for, what could be, his final season in the NFL.

Former Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen is signing a one-year, $7 million deal that includes $5.5M gtd with the Seahawks, per source. Olsen visited and negotiated with Buffalo, Seattle and Washington but felt most comfortable with the Seahawks.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2020

Greg Olsen really liked Buffalo and Washington, and strongly considered both. But the lure of playing with Russell Wilson in Seattle was just too strong. Olsen takes a 1-year, $7 million deal with the Seahawks.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2020

The Bills and Washington Redskins had familiarity with Olsen, but it proved to not be enough to lure him in. Olsen spent time in Carolina with Bills head coach Sean McDermott, general manager Brandon Beane, as well as new Washington head coach Ron Rivera.

The Seahawks were the most attractive team of the three if Olsen was looking for a team that could win a Super Bowl.

This would've been a luxury signing for the Bills. They're not starved at tight end, and are left with Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith all under contract. Jason Croom will be an Exclusive Rights Free Agent this offseason.