Earlier this month, the Carolina Panthers announced the team “mutually agreed” to part ways with veteran tight end Greg Olsen. Olsen released a statement at the time, saying “it is best” the two sides go in “different directions.”
However, just a week later, Olsen appeared to have changed his tune. He told WFNZ in Charlotte that wanted to come back, but the team decided it was time to move on.
“I told them all along that if they wanted me back…Obviously I would have been back. The ‘mutual parting’ might have been a little overblown. The reality was…they weren’t going to bring me back. I understood it, but I didn’t force my way out of [Carolina].”
After leaving Carolina, Olsen took several visits and is reportedly close to a decision. Just over a week after being released from the Panthers, the veteran tight end is reportedly down to three landing spots.
According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Olsen is considering the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.
As @RapSheet reported, Greg Olsen could make decision by Friday on his future after visiting Washington, Buffalo, Seattle. My understanding is there’s no decision yet. That he has legitimate TV options is also a big factor and changes the dynamic of this one a little bit.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 13, 2020
Olsen ended his Panthers career as the franchise’s all-time leading tight end in receptions and receiving yards.
The 34-year old also sits in fifth all-time in both receptions and receiving yards in NFL history.
While football remains an option for Olsen in 2020, he also holds offers from most of the major networks to become an analyst.