The Seattle Seahawks designated TE Greg Olsen to return from injured reserve on Wednesday.
This opens a three-week window of time for the Seahawks to activate him from injured reserve and add him to their 53-man roster.
Olsen, 35, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2007. He played four years for Chicago before he was traded to the Panthers in 2011.
Olsen played out the final year of his two-year, $17 million extension with the Panthers before signing a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seahawks this offseason.
In 2020, Olsen has appeared in nine games for the Seahawks and caught 21 passes for 204 yards receiving and one touchdown.