Greg Olsen will wear No. 88 for Seattle Seahawks, donate to charity to get it

Peter Socotch
NBC Sports Northwest

Tight end Greg Olsen will suit up in a Seattle Seahawks uniform next season and he'll do it in a number he's all too familiar with. 

Seahawks GM John Schneider revealed that Olsen would wear No. 88 next season, a number previously worn by fellow tight end Will Dissly

Schneider told reporters at the NFL Combine that the two struck a deal and Olsen would pay an undisclosed amount to a charity of Dissly's choice. 

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Olsen has worn No. 88 since joining the Carolina Panthers in 2011. Previously, Olsen wore No. 82 at Miami and in his first three seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears

Luke Wilson, who is a free agent, wore No. 82 for the Seahawks last season. 

The three-time Pro-Bowler signed with the Seattle Seahawks last week on a one-year, $7 million deal. 

The two-time All-Pro has registered 718 receptions for 8,444 yards and 59 touchdowns. 

No word yet on which charity the money is going to or what number Dissly, who the Seahawks hope will be back in Week 1 after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury last season, will wear.

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