|Date of Birth:||03/11/1985|
|Drafted:||2007 | Round 1 | Pick 31|
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Greg Olsen (back) is officially active for tonight's game.
This was fully expected, and now it's official. Olsen might not be quite at 100%, but any limitations probably won't be too noticeable tonight against the Buccaneers. Consider Olsen a backend TE1 option for Week 2.
Greg Olsen (back) is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow night.
Olsen did practice fully today, so he's expected to be out there against the Buccaneers to kickoff Week 2. However, be sure to check back tomorrow evening to ensure Olsen is active if you're planning to put him into your lineup.
Greg Olsen (back) officially did not practice today.
Olsen said that he plans to play on Thursday night, but it's not a great sign that he wasn't able to participate in practice on at least a limited basis. The final injury report with official game statuses for the Panthers will be released tomorrow.
Greg Olsen (back) says he plans to play on Thursday night.
Olsen says that his back was a little "jacked up" in the season opener and that the short week for a Thursday night matchup isn't ideal, but he plans to play against the Buccaneers. It's a long season, and the veteran tight end probably isn't a lock to suit up; but we'll check his practice status the next couple of days after he was listed as a would-be non-participant yesterday.
Greg Olsen (foot) is 100%.
Olsen says he's "been cleared for everything for a while now," and he's moving around at OTAs, which is a positive sign after dealing with foot issues the last two seasons. The veteran tight end has been extremely durable throughout his career before the foot issue popped up, so hopefully he's able to put this behind him and play all 16 games for Carolina this season. Olsen should remain a solid TE1 fantasy option in 2019.
The Panthers officially placed Greg Olsen (foot) on injured reserve.
As Olsen said, he pushed the re-injured surgically-repaired foot as far as he could and it "just had enough." Olsen's season ends with 27 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns in nine games, but he probably wasn't that close to 100% when he was on the field. The veteran tight end had played in all 16 games his previous nine seasons before last year, but unfortunately this foot has given him issues and limited him to 16 combined games the last two seasons. Hopefully Olsen can get back to full strength this offseason, but he'll turn 34 and some will be concerned about his durability heading into 2019—this could make him a steal as a steady TE1 option in drafts next summer.
Greg Olsen suffered a ruptured plantar fascia.
Olsen's injury is almost certainly a season-ending injury, which the veteran tight end is indicating. Maybe he'll somehow get good news, but expect Olsen to be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
Greg Olsen (foot) will not return against the Buccaneers.
The fact that Olsen has been ruled out immediately is obviously not a good sign, and it's certainly possible he re-broke his foot. Before leaving, Olsen had one reception for 15 yards. Now we just have to hope this injury isn't as serious as it likely is.
Seahawks limit Greg Olsen in Week 12.
Olsen caught two passes for 11 yards in the Panthers' home loss. Olsen has just 20 yards in the last two games, but he'll look to bounce back next week against a Bucs team he had a 6/76/1 line against a few weeks ago.
Greg Olsen scores in Panthers' loss.
Olsen caught a first-quarter touchdown after getting wide-open on a play-action fake at the goal line. Overall, he had two receptions for nine yards and a touchdown. The veteran tight end has had a touchdown in four of the last five games, and he's obviously a TE1 option for Week 12 against Seattle.
Greg Olsen caught four passes for 40 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Steelers.
Olsen was targeted a team-high six times, but Christian McCaffrey was basically the only source of offense as Carolina was destroyed on the road, 52-21. The Panthers will look to get back on track next Sunday against the Lions, and Olsen remains a solid, high-floor TE1 option on an offense with plenty of weapons.
Greg Olsen caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bucs.
Olsen was able to bring in all six of his targets, and the highlight came on a one-handed grab from 17 yards away over two defenders to give Carolina a 35-7 lead. The veteran has now scored in three-straight games, so he needs to be in all lineups as a solid TE1 for Thursday night's probable shootout against the Steelers.
Greg Olsen scores in win over the Ravens.
Olsen caught four passes for 56 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown on a connected slant in the first half. The 33-year-old hasn't been a big-time contributor since returning from his foot injury, but he's scored in each of the past two games, and the schedule looks promising the rest of the way. Olsen should be considered a solid TE1 for Week 9 against Tampa Bay.
Greg Olsen scores game-winning touchdown as Panthers shock the Eagles in Philadelphia, 21-17.
Olsen caught two passes for five yards, including a one-yard touchdown as he found himself wide open on a play-action pass to complete Carolina's comeback with 21 unanswered points. The veteran has been mostly contained since his return, but he remains a midrange TE1 that could be relied on more in Week 8 against a stingy Baltimore cornerback group.
Greg Olsen (foot) is officially active for Week 6.
There was optimism about Olsen’s status since last week, and he’s ready to go after missing just there games with the re-fracture of his foot suffered in Week 1. The veteran tight end is a midrange TE1 for Week 6, as he’s expected to get the start and should play close to a full slate of snaps against the Redskins.
UPDATE: Greg Olsen is officially questionable for Week 6.
The team mistakingly left Olsen off the injury report, but they say he is actually questionable for the game. There's optimism that Olsen will be able to play, and his status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
Greg Olsen is off the Week 6 injury report.
After missing the last three games with a re-fracture of his foot, the veteran tight end has made quite the comeback to play this quickly. Olsen might be on a snap count, but the fact that he isn't listed on the injury report indicates he might be full-go for Sunday against the Redskins. At a shallow position, you can insert Olsen into fantasy lineups as a TE1 for Week 6.
Greg Olsen (foot) was a full participant in today's practice.
This is a major positive sign for the veteran tight end as he looks to make his return after missing the last three games. Assuming he suffers no setbacks, there's a chance Olsen isn't listed on the Week 6 injury report when it's released tomorrow.
Greg Olsen (foot) was officially limited in today's practice.
This is a good start to the week for the veteran tight end as he looks to make his return after missing the last three games. Expect Olsen to continue pushing his foot in practice the next two days to ensure he's ready to play a full game on Sunday against the Redskins.
Greg Olsen says he'll likely need another foot surgery.
Despite this, the veteran tight end is going to try to finish out this season—starting this week—and put the surgery off until the offseason. Olsen is in danger of another re-break at any moment, but he should be a viable option for Cam Newton in the passing game as long as he's on the field. There is a zero-floor risk inserting the veteran tight end into fantasy lineups, though. Hopefully he can get up to a full practice participant this week.
Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice.
Olsen is making an extremely quick recovery from a re-fracture of his foot suffered in Week 1, and he's pushing to return to the lineup soon. It won't be this week against the Giants, but a Week 6 return against the Redskins is a very real possibility, in which case Olsen would only have missed three games with the injury. We'll continue to track the veteran tight ends status leading up to next week's matchup with Washington.
Greg Olsen says he's "way ahead of the curve" in his recovery from a broken foot.
David Newton of ESPN talked to Olsen at a fundraiser last night, and the Pro Bowl tight end twice said he's way ahead of the curve, saying that he's already doing stuff while adding, "last year at two weeks I was laying in my bed in a cast. I couldn't do anything." The fact that the Panthers didn't put Olsen on injured reserve to potentially bring him back as a designated-to-return player after eight weeks indicates he should be back in the first half of this season. The only concern is another re-injury of the foot if he comes back too soon. Olsen is worth a bench hold or IR spot in fantasy leagues as a potential difference-maker in the second half of the year.
Greg Olsen (foot) is month-to-month.
Just minutes after an NFL Network report said Olsen would miss a significant amount of time, the team announced that Olsen suffered a re-fracture of his right foot injury from last year. They say no surgery is planned at this time and that Olsen will be evaluated on a monthly basis. Those with IR spots in their leagues can place him there, but otherwise it might not be worth holding Olsen on fantasy rosters, as there's a chance he doesn't play again this season. Fourth-round rookie Ian Thomas is the next man up for the Panthers as their primary receiving tight end, but other guys like receiver Devin Funchess and running back Christian McCaffrey will be asked to do more moving forward.
Greg Olsen (foot) is expected to miss "a significant chunk of time," according to NFL Network.
NFL Network's Mike Garfolo says the team is still evaluating to see how much time Olsen will miss, and Ian Rapoport adds that injured reserve (with the potential to return after eight weeks) is a possibility. This has seemed pretty obvious since Olsen left Sunday's game against the Cowboys, and unfortunately it appears the veteran tight end will indeed miss most of the season because of a foot injury for the second straight year. The Panthers are likely to shed more light on the situation soon.
Greg Olsen (foot) is out for the rest of today's game.
This isn't good, as it's still the second quarter but Carolina has decided to already rule Olsen out for the game. We could be looking at a multi-week injury for the veteran tight end. More information should become available in the next 24-48 hours.
Greg Olsen leaves game with foot injury.
Olsen is headed to the locker room, so this is obviously not a good sign for the veteran tight end, who missed much of last season with a broken foot. We'll update you when more information becomes available, but Olsen's afternoon might be over.
Greg Olsen (back) is active against the Cowboys.
There was some slight concern when Olsen popped up on the injury report yesterday with a back injury, but he’s ready to go against the Cowboys. Olsen can be locked into fantasy lineups as a TE1.
Greg Olsen (back) has been added to the Week 1 injury report.
Suddenly, there's some concern about the veteran tight end's status for tomorrow against the Cowboys. Unfortunately, the Panthers play in the late-afternoon games, so fantasy owners must have a backup plan in case Olsen is out for the game. We expect he'll be ready to go, but be sure to check in tomorrow.
Greg Olsen is signing a two-year contract extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter says it's worth $8.55 million per year, with the potential for it to reach up to $10.05 million per year. Olsen made it clear he wanted a new contract before last season, but he decided not to hold out. Now, even after missing nine games last season because of a broken foot, the Panthers are rewarding their star tight end for his production over the years. The 33-year-old Olsen should be fully healthy entering 2018, and he'll look to get back to elite production after an injury-plagued season. Remember, Olsen was the only tight end in NFL history to have 1,000 receiving yards in three straight seasons, which he did from 2014-2016.
Greg Olsen scores in Panthers' Wild Card loss.
Olsen was targeted a team-high 12 times against the Saints, who he wasn't available for in their regular season matchups, catching eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. The score was on a perfect throw on a seam route that Olsen easily got open on with a free release at the line of scrimmage. Olsen obviously didn't come close to matching fantasy expectations coming into the season simply because he wasn't on the field for much of the year after breaking his foot in Week 2 then dealing with some issues after returning. For 2018, Olsen will be one of the best bounce-back candidates and should be among the top tight ends selected in fantasy drafts.
Greg Olsen held to one reception in loss to the Falcons.
Olsen was targeted a whopping 11 times in the game, but Cam Newton has perhaps his worst passing game of the season, and his lone reception went for 10 yards. The veteran battled a foot injury that put him on IR for much of the season, and he finished with just 17 receptions for 191 yards and one score in seven games, with most of that damage coming two weeks ago against the Packers. Olsen will look to be healthy and effective in the Wild Card Round against the Saints next Sunday afternoon.
Greg Olsen caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday's win over the Bucs.
Olsen and the rest of the offense was mostly contained in the playoff-clinching victory, but a win is a win, and the Panthers will now be playing games that matter in January. First, they will look to potentially win the NFC South in Week 17 against the Falcons. Consider Olsen a solid TE1 option against them.
Greg Olsen breaks out in win over the Packers.
Olsen caught nine passes for 116 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown for his first score of the season. The 32-year-old had been battling foot discomfort since returning from IR, but fantasy owners that stuck with him were rewarded on Sunday. Olsen still carries some risk, but it will be difficult to bench him on Christmas Eve against Tampa Bay.
Greg Olsen held without a reception in Week 14 win.
Olsen left the game briefly after re-aggrevating or feeling the affects of his foot injury, but he returned. The veteran tight end is difficult to trust down the stretch, and fantasy owners should probably look elsewhere in Week 15.
Greg Olsen (foot) returns against Minnesota.
After hobbling off at the end of Carolina's last series, Olsen is back this series after getting his foot taped up on the sideline. He does appear to have a bit of a limp, so we'll see how productive he is for the rest of this game.
Greg Olsen leaves game against the Vikings.
This doesn't look great, as Olsen hobbled off the field while shaking his head in the middle of the second quarter versus Minnesota. Judging by Olsen's reaction, it looks like he could've re-aggravated the foot, as it also forced him out of the team's Week 12 game. However, Olsen was seen on the trainer's table and looked like he might've been getting taped up, so maybe it was something else like an ankle. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Greg Olsen is active for the Panthers.
As expected, the star tight end is out there for a huge NFC matchup with the 10-2 Vikings. He's not expected to have any limitations, so you can insert Olsen into your fantasy lineup. There is still some risk, as Olsen could have his foot give him some trouble again and the Vikings might have the NFL's best defense. Consider him a low floor/high upside option for Week 14.
Greg Olsen (foot) is questionable for Week 14.
All indications are Olsen will play on Sunday against the Vikings—and without limitations—but he's still listed on the injury report heading into the weekend. Just be sure to check back on Sunday for Olsen's status. Luckily, the Panthers play in the early games, so we'll know Olsen's official status by 11:30 AM ET Sunday.
Greg Olsen (foot) was a full participant in today's practice.
Olsen didn't practice all week last week before missing Sunday's game against the Saints; but it's looking like it was just a one-week thing for Olsen, who has no structural damage to his foot and should be out there this week versus Minnesota. The Vikings have a very tough defense, and Olsen does have some risk if he starts feeling more discomfort in the foot, but he's at least a backend TE1 option for Week 14, assuming he plays. Though Panthers head coach Ron Rivera did so Olsen won't be limited in the game, so it sounds like he might be close to the Greg Olsen we're used to seeing.
Greg Olsen (foot) is out against the Saints.
Even in an important NFC South matchup against New Orleans, the Panthers are being cautious with their star tight end because of the discomfort in his foot. Ed Dickson becomes a decent option as the top tight end for the Panthers, and he's our 15th ranked played at the position this week.
Greg Olsen (foot) is questionable for Week 13.
Olsen didn't practice all week, but Panthers head coach Ron Rivera already said the veteran tight end can play without practicing and there's some optimism that he'll play in the big NFC South matchup against the Saints. However, Olsen probably carries too much risk to insert into fantasy lineups right now, even if he does play on Sunday.
Greg Olsen (foot) could play this week without practicing.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team is being precautionary with Olsen, who left Sunday's game against the Jets with some discomfort in his foot. He's not practicing today, but the good news is Olsen is one of those players that could suit up Sunday without getting practice reps during the week. It's a huge NFC matchup against the Saints that the Panthers could really use Olsen for, so his status will likely be up in the air throughout the weekend. Olsen would carry risk in fantasy lineups if he is active on Sunday.
Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice today.
It's only Wednesday, so it's not surprising that Olsen isn't out there after he left Sunday's game with some discomfort in his foot. The good news is it's not a major issue, but there's not guarantee Olsen plays this week against the Saints. We'll update you on Olsen's practice status throughout the week.
Greg Olsen's foot is "deemed OK," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
After the X-rays were negative on Olsen yesterday, the additional tests apparently determined that the star tight end's foot is fine. It was probably an issue with scar tissue that caused some discomfort, and it sounds like Olsen has a good chance to be out there in a big NFC South matchup with the Saints on Sunday. Olsen would be a TE1 option in the game, if active.
Greg Olsen's X-rays came back negative, according to multiple reports.
This is a great sign, as it's not a re-break or anything that's causing Olsen to have foot issues. Because Olsen was on the sideline with his pads on at the end of the game yesterday, it didn't seem like it was anything overly serious. There's speculation that this could be a scar tissue issue—something that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman dealt with last year and ended up being fine.
Greg Olsen leaves first game back with a foot injury.
This obviously is not good. In his first game back from his broken foot, Olsen is now out for the game with a foot injury in what looks to be a re-aggravation of the initial injury. It's not uncommon for a broken foot to linger like this apparently is, and it wouldn't be surprising if Olsen was out for a while with this issue. Hopefully it's just a bit of discomfort and the team is being cautious, though.
Greg Olsen is expected to play about 30 snaps today.
On "FOX NFL Sunday", Jay Glazer said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told him his tight end will play about 30 snaps with the potential to play more if he's feeling good and is playing well. Olsen doesn't need many plays to make a huge impact, so he is still a TE1 option in his first game back—he's just not the usual sure-fire TE1 he'll be once he starts playing a full slate of snaps.
Greg Olsen is back for the Panthers.
After dealing with a broken foot that sidelined him since Week 2, Olsen is back practicing with the team today. He has yet to be activated off Injured Reserve, but the Panthers don't need to do that until later in the week. If you've kept Olsen on your fantasy team all this time, you can immediately insert him into your lineup as a very good TE1 option, even in his first game back. If he happens to be available in your league, he's worth an immediate pickup even if you're set at tight end.
The Panthers placed TE Greg Olsen (foot) on injured reserve.
This isn't a surprise, as Olsen will be one of Carolina's two designated to return players and be eligible to be back in eight weeks (and he's eligible to practice in six weeks, which if all goes well is when he'll be recovered and able to). Olsen should be held on all fantasy teams as a potential difference-maker down the stretch, so put him on your IR spot if you have one—if not try to hold on to him on your bench unless it's absolutely necessary you drop him to open up space on your roster.
Greg Olsen (foot) will be out for about six games, according to Ian Rapoport.
With a broken bone in his foot, it could've been a lot worse but this sounds pretty good. Rapoport says IR is possible for Olsen, in which case he'd miss more than six games, but Rapoport says Olsen will return this season. If you have an IR spot in your fantasy league, just put Olsen there; if not, you should still keep Olsen on your fantasy team unless you are totally desperate for a roster spot.
Greg Olsen broke his foot, he told reporters.
This is terrible news for Olsen, as he'll now be out for several weeks and potentially the entire season. Before the season, Olsen had incentives put into his contract, so this likely makes it unlikely he reaches whatever those marks are. This is a big blow to a team that's 2-0 and looking to get back to being contenders in the NFC. Olsen will almost certainly be placed on Injured Reserve, but he could be brought back as a designated to return player.
Greg Olsen (foot) will not return to today's game against the Bills.
Obviously, this is a huge loss for the Panthers in a close game against the Bills, but foot injuries can be tricky—this could potentially be a multi-week injury for Olsen. We should know more about this later tonight.
Greg Olsen (foot) has not returned to the Panthers' Week 2 game.
It's halftime and Olsen was said to be likely to return, but he's still not back. We'll see if Olsen is able to get back out there in the second half. He injured the foot when just running a route down the field so it could really be anything, but hopefully it's not that serious.
Greg Olsen has quiet Week 1.
Olsen caught two passes for 18 yards as the Panthers defeated the Niners 23-3. Cam Newton was knocking some rust off and was inaccurate throughout the contest, but hopefully he is better next week against Buffalo. Christian McCaffrey should open things up for the entire offense, including Olsen. He's a upper/mid-range TE1.
The Panthers added $2 million in incentives to Greg Olsen's contract, according to Adam Schefter.
The productive tight end for the Panthers wanted a new contract, and this should help. Olsen is the only tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards in three straight seasons, so the incentives could have something to do with reaching the 1,000-yard mark again. While he probably would have preferred a new contract that pays him more outright, Olsen is probably happy with this. He should reach whatever the milestone is as long as he stays healthy, which he has been able to do throughout his career.
Greg Olsen grabs two passes in Panthers' third preseason game.
Olsen didn't get a target in quarterback Cam Newton's one series, but Newton only threw two passes. Olsen had two receptions for 14 yards from Derek Anderson. As a consensus top-five fantasy tight end, Olsen is going for his fourth straight 1,000-yard season (he is already the only tight end in NFL history with three straight).
Greg Olsen catches one pass for 32 yards in Panthers' preseason opener.
Olsen was wide open down the seam and Derek Anderson was able to find him for a nice gain. The veteran quickly left the game, and we'll have to wait until the third preseason game to see him for an extended period of time.
Greg Olsen says he will play out his contract.
The Panthers tight end is at training camp and says he will play out his contract because he wants to avoid being more of a distraction after GM Dave Gettleman was fired. Olsen has two years left on his contract, but it's possible the team decides to reward him with a new one for his consistency. Either way, Olsen will be among the best fantasy tight ends once again in 2017.
Greg Olsen won't hold out of training camp, according to The Charlotte Observer.
The Panthers tight end is not happy at all about his contract, but it's not a surprise he's not holding out from training camp. Olsen wants to win, so he'll join his team at training camp and try to get better while hoping for a new deal. This has to be seen as a positive for his fantasy outlook, and he'll offer one of the highest floors of all fantasy tight ends this season as the only player at his position in league history to have 1,000 yards in three straight seasons.
Greg Olsen feels "strongly" about being a top tight end; won't rule out holding out of training camp.
Olsen was on Adam Schefter's "Know Them From Adam" podcast and said "it's early right now" but didn't say he would definitely be in attendance at training camp. The Charlotte Observer reported last week that Olsen wanted a new deal that would pay him among the best tight ends in the NFL, and it's clear Olsen thinks he has deserved it. There's still two years left on the contract ($6.5 million/year), but Olsen wants a new deal now. We would think Olsen will report to the start of camp even without a new deal, but if he feels that strongly about it then maybe he'll hold out. We'll see.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen would like a new contract.
Olsen has clearly been one of the best tight ends in the league over the past few years. He just became the first in NFL history at his position to go over 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. According to The Charlotte Observer, Olsen wants to be paid like a top tight end. He currently has two years left on his deal, and isn't someone to make a big deal about needing a new deal, so an extension might not happen until next offseason at the earliest.
Greg Olsen ends the season with a quiet game.
Olsen caught three passes for 22 yards, and will finish the season with 80 catches for 1,073 yards and three touchdowns. The scores were his lowest since 2007 (his rookie year with the Bears), but he surpassed 1,000 yards for the third straight season. Olsen should be drafted as a high-to-mid range TE1 for 2017.
Greg Olsen gets team high 12 targets against Atlanta.
Olsen caught six passes for 59 yards. He reached 1,000 yards for the third straight year, a great feat for a tight end. He'll be a TE1 to end the year next weekend.
Olsen goes over 80 yards for second straight games.
He's picked it back up after a bit of a midseason lull. Olsen had six catches for 85 yards on nine targets. He got going early in the game when he was wide open in the middle of the field for a long reception to start things off. Olsen gets the Falcons next; he had 76 yards and a touchdown in their first matchup of the year.
Greg Olsen finally picks it back up against the Chargers.
Olsen had four catches for 87 yards after a very quiet stretch of a few weeks. Olsen has slowed down considerably after a scorching early-season stretch. He's a mid-range TE1 next week against Washington.
Greg Olsen quiet yet again in loss.
Olsen caught three-of-seven targets for 30 yards. The Panthers' tight end has come to a screeching halt as far as producing big fantasy numbers, as he's been held to low yardage totals and no scores in recent weeks. He should bounce back soon, but Cam Newton needs to complete more than 14 passes, which he's done over each of the pass three weeks.
Three's a trend? Olsen quiet for third straight game.
The tight end caught four passes for 45 yards in Sunday's loss. With Cam Newton completing just 14 passes in each of the past two games, Olsen is struggling to produce. He did have a chance at a long, potentially game-tying catch that would have set-up a field goal chance for Carolina, but Olsen didn't bring it down. It's unlikely he breaks out of this slump next week in Seattle, but it should happen eventually.
Olsen has second straight quiet game in Panthers' win.
He caught four passes for 33 yards. Olsen nearly scored in the 2nd quarter, but did not extend the ball to the pylon after making the catch. With the Panthers offense struggling, Olsen isn't putting up big numbers. That could change next week against the Raiders in a potential shootout.
Olsen held in check in Sunday's loss.
The tight end caught 5 passes for 39 yards, as the Panthers fell to the Chiefs 20-17. This was a tough matchup, as Kansas City has been holding opposing tight ends in check. Olsen should bounce back against the Saints this Thursday night. He had 6 catches for 94 yards in their Week 6 meeting.