Posted: 7/24/2019 11:07 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said he will not be limited during training camp.
Huddle Up: Olsen has been limited to only 16 games over the last two seasons because of injuries and posted only 27 receptions and 291 yards in nine games in 2018. He should still have a solid role in the passing game and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Posted: 6/28/2019 1:06 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen set personal records in the weight room during the offseason strength program, and he made 'difficult catches look routine' during spring practices, according to Max Henson of Panthers.com.
Huddle Up: Olsen comes with some serious injury questions after the last couple of years, but when he is on the field, he is Cam Newton's favorite security blanket. He's still worth a look after the top tight ends are off the board.
Posted: 5/22/2019 4:05 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said he has been fully cleared Wednesday, May 22.
Huddle Up: Olsen is declining, but the position in fantasy is still in flux after the top couple of options. He'll be amongst a glut of midrange TE1 options.
Posted: 2/05/2019 10:02 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) intends to keep playing despite dealing with a nagging foot issue that resulted in two surgeries last season. Olsen said he's rehabilitating his foot every day trying to get back to full health. The veteran tight end has two years remaining on his contract.
Huddle Up: The soon to be 34-year-old veteran has only played in 16 games over the last two years. We can't overlook his dedication and motivation, though. Given the shallow nature of the tight end position, Olsen will garner TE1 attention if he's full go heading into the new season.
Posted: 12/27/2018 2:12 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said he is expected to be sidelined for three to four months after undergoing a second surgery on his foot. He said he plans to play in 2019 and expects to play at a high level.
Huddle Up: Olsen probably will be able to participate in some offseason workouts and will be ready for training camp next season. He has dealt with foot injuries over the last several seasons but could still be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he is healthy.
Posted: 12/21/2018 5:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot), currently on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list with a foot injury, spoke with head coach Ron Rivera on Friday, Dec. 21, and gave every indication that he plans to keep playing
Huddle Up: Olsen will still carry TE1 name value if he does return, but fantasy GM beware as he will be 34 by the time the 2019 season kicks off and has missed a total of 16 games over the last two seasons largely due to foot issues.
Posted: 12/17/2018 6:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) underwent surgery on his foot in the last week and is expected to make a full recovery, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Olsen has dealt with foot issues since the start of last season and was always a candidate to miss time after returning this season given the nature of his injury. Turning 34 in March, the three-time Pro Bowler is obviously nearing the end of his career and could retire with a job in broadcasting likely waiting for him. The Panthers will move forward this season - and possibly beyond - with rookie Ian Thomas.
Posted: 12/05/2018 12:12 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Olsen turns 34 in March, and there is real concern that a decline is underway. He'll be a midrange TE1 with questions next season.
Posted: 12/04/2018 7:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list this week, according to a source. Olsen suffered a torn right plantar fascia in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Olsen will enter a much needed offseason during which he will recover from the foot issues that have plagued him in 2018. Olsen will be 34 years old next season and is on the decline considering his age and injury history.
Posted: 12/03/2018 5:12 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a ruptured plantar fascia Monday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: It's the second straight season the 33-year-old tight end will not finish the season due to a foot injury, and it's fair to wonder if this could be the last time we see him play. Olsen has worked with NFL Network on their coverage of the NFL Combine in recent years and would likely have a job as an analyst waiting for him if he wants it. Rookie Ian Thomas caught five passes for 46 yards - both season highs - in a Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will finish the season out as Carolina's top receiving tight end.