Earlier in the offseason, the Buffalo Bills hosted tight end Greg Olsen on a free-agent visit before he decided to sign with the Seattle Seahawks.
Although Bills general manager Brandon Beane and Olsen were familiar with one another from their time together in Carolina, the two couldn't agree on a deal to bring the 35-year-old to Buffalo.
Beane discussed why things didn't work out with Olsen on WGR-550 Monday and he noted both sides didn't see a fit, according to Nick Wojton of Bills Wire.
“It had to be a win-win, a fit for all of us and in the end, it wasn’t,” Beane said.
Olsen, a 14-year NFL veteran, signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seahawks and it didn't seem like Beane wanted to spend the money.
In fact, Olsen noted that Russell Wilson actually was a big factor in why he decided to sign with the Seahawks.
“It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up,” Olsen said. “Their track record of success, consistency of winning. I’ve played in this city many times, and just the fanbase, the excitement, that stadium is one of the more unique venues in all of the sports. And obviously, Coach (Pete) Carroll, playing with somebody like Russell (Wilson), it just checks so many boxes I was looking for.”
Obviously, the Bills aren't necessarily content with their tight end situation at the moment, but Beane said he was just doing his due diligence on the Olsen front.
So, it looks like the Bills will be rolling with Dawson Knox as their No. 1 TE heading into the 2020 season.