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Olsen Headed To The Saints, NFC Playoffs

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 4, 2012 – 10:28 am

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The season continues for one member of the Burgundy and Gold, as Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Eric Olsen is Bayou-bound.  Earlier this week, he was officially signed to the 53-man playoff roster of the New Orleans Saints.

He broke the news himself during locker room clean-out on Monday, telling ‘Redskins Insider’ Mike Jones that he was sad to leave:

“I’m sad because I really like the guys around here, and this is like football heaven, and Coach Shanahan is bigger than a legend,” said the former Notre Dame standout, who last season appeared in one game for the Denver Broncos. “But I’ve got to take this.”

He shared it with the world on Twitter (@EOlsen69) a short while later:

Yesterday during his media session with the New Orleans media, Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed the news of Olsen’s signing, announcing that he will wear No. 70. Read more »

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