- The Washington Times - Monday, February 3, 2020

After being released from the Carolina Panthers, tight end Greg Olsen will visit the Washington Redskins as part of a free agency tour, according to multiple reports. 

Olsen was officially released Monday after nine years with the Panthers, who chose to move on instead of pay his $11.6 million salary. The 34-year-old has battled foot problems over the past few years, but he appeared in 14 games last season — his most since 2016. 

In his prime, Olsen was a dynamic, athletic tight end who emerged as a focal point of the Panthers’ offense. He has had three 1000-yard-plus seasons. He still remains a receiving threat and caught 52 passes for 597 yards in 2019. 

The Redskins have a major need at tight end, especially after Vernon Davis’ retirement on Sunday. Washington has Jordan Reed, Jeremy Sprinkle and Hale Hentges on the roster, though Reed did not play last season after suffering a concussion in the preseason and the other two had little production. 

If Olsen signs with the Redskins, he will be reunited with coach Ron Rivera, who overlapped with the tight end in Carolina. 

Olsen will also reportedly visit the Buffalo Bills, a team that also has a host of Carolina connections in coach Sean McDerrmott and general manager Brandon Beane. 

The three-time Pro Bowler is eligible to sign with a team at any time, given he was released. 

The NFL Network was the first to report Olsen’s scheduled visit. 

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