Olsen on the Block?

The agent for Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen, Drew Rosenhaus, sent mixed signals last night as to the future of his client, but ultimately, it looks like the team is trying to move him.

Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen might be on the trading block. Agent Drew Rosenhaus sent an email to the league's general managers and personnel people Wednesday night saying he had been given permission to seek a trade for Olsen, according to The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

"The Bears have granted me permission to seek a trade for Greg Olsen," Rosenhaus wrote, per Biggs. "Please let me know if interested. Sounds like the Bears will be very reasonable on the compensation in return for Greg."

However, 11 minutes later, Rosenhaus sent a second, one-line email reading: "Please disregard my previous email regarding Greg Olsen."

The conflicting messages would appear to indicate Rosenhause had been given permission to shop Olsen, but the Bears didn't think it would be done with a mass email and asked Rosenhaus to pull back.

Olsen was concerned when offensive coordinator Mike Martz was hired before last season because his tight ends historically have not been featured in the passing game. He voiced that concern to the front office and was nearly dealt to New England before the 2010 draft, according to Biggs.

Ultimately, Olsen stayed in Chicago and caught 41 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns. He's entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract.


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