Bears' Olsen not recruiting Owens

Updated: May 25, 2010, 2:49 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen said his night out in Chicago on Sunday with teammate Jay Cutler and Terrell Owens wasn't a recruiting pitch for the free-agent wide receiver, merely a coincidental meeting.

Owens tweeted Sunday that he was hanging out with Olsen and Cutler at the Underground. He tweeted earlier in the night: "@ underground!! Waiting on jay cutler 2 come n here 2 explain how I wouldn't fit n their system!! Where u @ Jay?!"

Owens, 36, is looking for a new team after catching 55 passes for 829 yards last season with the Buffalo Bills.

Olsen, who shares an agent -- Drew Rosenhaus -- with Owens, said there was nothing to their time together.

"We bumped into him on Sunday night," Olsen said Tuesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "We just happened to run into him when he was in town, and we hung out for a little bit. I know a lot of people read into things, but it really was just that we happened to bump into him earlier in the night and then met up again later on. That's the extent of it.

"There wasn't much football talk. We just kind of hung out and tried to get out a little bit after minicamp wrapped up and just kind of relax."

The Bears held five practice sessions last weekend, their first chance to install new offensive coordinator Mike Martz's offensive system.

Olsen, who initially expressed concern over the tight end's role in a Martz system, came away impressed by his new coordinator.

"He has a high standard for the guys, and I think guys respect that and appreciate that," Olsen said. "He has a high standard for what's expected. I think he believes that we're close to being a top-notch offense, and I think guys believe that, too. He's not going to allow anyone to expect anything but that standard of excellence that we've set forth. If you come up short he's going to let you know about it."

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