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Who Is Seth Olsen?


Earlier in the day today, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of offensive lineman Seth Olsen. Olsen, a native of Willmar, Minnesota, went to the University of Iowa and was a fourth-round pick (#142 overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft.

He was released by the Broncos prior to the 2010 season, and the Vikings signed him to the practice squad for that year. The Vikings cut him during training camp in 2011, after which he signed with the Indianapolis Colts. He started four games for the Colts in 2012.

Outside of that, I can't tell you very much about Seth Olsen. But, based on the comments from today's Open Thread, I can definitely tell you who he is not.

-He is not the guy from movies such as Pineapple Express, Superbad, and Knocked Up. That's Seth Rogen.

-He is not the guy that created Robot Chicken, played Dr. Evil's son in the Austin Powers movies, and provided the voice of Joker in the Mass Effect games. That's Seth Green.

-He is not the guy that created Family Guy and American Dad. That's Seth MacFarlane.

-He is not the painfully unfunny guy that reads the news on Saturday Night Live. That's Seth Meyers.

Also, he does not deal in absolutes. Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Now that we've established that, I don't think he's anything more than a backup at this point. From what I've read from the folks at our Colts' site, Stampede Blue, they weren't terribly impressed with Olsen's performance in 2012, and though he was a restricted free agent, the Colts' declined to tender him, making him an unrestricted free agent.

And, with that, you're completely caught up on Seth Olsen.