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Greg Olsen signs one-year, $7 million deal with Seahawks

The 49ers allowed the fewest yards to tight ends in the NFL in 2019

Carolina Panthers v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Free agency isn’t officially here for another month, but some players are already signing deals. On Tuesday afternoon, former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, $5.5 of that is guaranteed. Olsen has been around for a while. The first-round draft picks out of Miami back in 2007 by the Chicago Bears finished the season with 597 yards on 52 receptions. Who knows how much Olsen has left in the tank, but he’s sure to give Seattle a boost on offense.

Twitter never disappoints.

The San Francisco 49ers were incredible at limiting tight end production last year. Only the Vikings were better at DVOA. As far as yardage goes, the Niners were first. I don’t think John Lynch and company are sweating this signing by their rivals.

Olsen may have hinted at this a couple of weeks ago:

Olsen was getting praise as an announcer for the XFL. Some have said he should have retired, but nobody is turning down $5.5 million guaranteed to play football.

I thought these two tweets were hilarious. The Bills wanted Olsen.

This one is self-explanatory.

Health has always been an issue for Olsen as well. That’s not going to improve magically as he ages. We’ll see what kind of impact Olsen has.