Steelers Exclusive Rights Free Agent OL Eric Olsen Has Wednesday Visit With Titans

Due to injuries on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line late last season, the team was forced to sign center/guard Eric Olsen to the roster in late November. Olsen, who did not see any playing time with the Steelers, is an exclusive rights free agent this offseason and according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, he visited with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday.

As an exclusive rights free agent, Olsen would have had to re-sign with the Steelers had they tendered him a one-year deal for the minimum. Being as they didn’t, tells you all you need to know about him.

Olsen was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. As a rookie, Olsen saw action in one game for the Broncos but was ultimately released by them just prior to the start of the 2011 season. In 2012, Olsen surfaced with the New Orleans Saints and started four games for them that season.

The Steelers addressed their interior line depth early in the offseason when the re-signed center/guard Cody Wallace to a three-year contract. Wallace his expected to backup a healthy Maurkice Pouncey this season at center.

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  • steeltown

    It’s crazy how we solidified the interior line and certainly the Center position so quickly, it wasn’t that long ago that Legursky departed, Malecki was next man up and Beachum was taking snaps at Center… I like the C.Wallace signing

  • steeltown

    Just realized we don’t have a 2nd place kicker for training camp yet, and Daniel Hrapmann is with Arizona now… I wonder if they’ll bring a in a rookie udfa…

  • CW

    No surprise here. Seeing as Olsen signing was at the height of the late season chaos when there was no one really available worth having and the team needed some sort of depth, he was always going to be a camp body at best this year.

  • CW

    I believe that they usually wait until after the draft to find one anyway, so no surprise there either.

  • steeltown

    Last year we re-signed Hrapmann in January as soon as the 2012 season concluded, but yea im assuming they’ll bring in an undrafted rookie this year since Hrapmann is signed with ARI…. I liked Hrapmann, I remember him going 6 for 6 in the preseason two yrs ago

  • CW

    Hrapmann had been the camp competition the previous year after being a mid May rookie acquisition in 2012 so they basically liked what they saw and decided to give him another shot at winning the starting job in 2013.

  • Steelers58

    With the extra picks we have. I wouldn’t mind if they drafted a punter in the seventh. And also a kr/pr.
    Seems to be an area of weakness every year

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Would love a speed RB who doubled as a KR/PR

  • Steelers58

    That would be ideal. But stay the course. Draft the best player available. We need to upgrade the talent on the roster.
    I want to rebuild the roster. So far we have done a good job. With one or two more solid drafts we will be a great team in three years


    With the extra picks I would like to trade up in the third to get a top WR. Tampa Bay would trade to get more picks, they only have five.

  • Steelers58

    If we can trade down in the first. We might be able to pick up an xtra 3rd and so on. I’d rather keep our picks