Greg Olsen 88 | Tight End

Carolina Panthers

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Thu. Sep 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Olsen (calf) practiced fully Thursday, the Panthers' official site reports. Impact: With an uncapped practice under his belt, Olsen will presumably enter the weekend with probable status, which will be confirmed (or denied) by the release of Friday's injury report. Through two games, he's been targeted 19 times en route to 14 receptions for 155 yards and one touchdown.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Olsen (calf) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Panthers' official site reports. Impact: Olsen has posted relatively similar lines through two weeks, with 14 catches (on 19 targets) for 155 yards and one touchdown to date. Because he was able to fit in some drills Wednesday, he's likely building up to active status Sunday against the Steelers. However, keep a close eye on his activity level as the weekend draws near.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Olsen led the Panthers with six catches on eight targets for 72 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions. Impact: Olsen was absent for part of this week, while attending to a personal matter, but played without limitation Sunday, providing quarterback Cam Newton with a reliable security blanket in Carolina's passing game. For the second straight game, Olsen lead the Panthers in receptions and surpassed 70 receiving yards. The veteran is a solid, yet unspectacular fantasy option. Next Sunday he faces a Steelers' defense that allowed two touchdowns to tight ends in Week 2.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Olsen (non-injury) is active Sunday against the Lions. Impact: After tending to a personal matter during the week, Olsen is available as a safety valve for Cam Newton (ribs) in his season debut. In a full, 16-game slate last year, Olsen caught at least four balls on 13 occasions, racked up 40-plus receiving yards 11 times, and recorded six touchdown receptions.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Olsen (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Detroit. Impact: DeAndre Levy is one of the league's most dangerous linebackers in coverage, but aside from him, there doesn't seem to be much personnel in the Detroit defense capable of shutting Olsen down. He's one of the nicer on-paper starts at tight end this week.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Olsen participated in Friday's practice, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Olsen left the team the day before to tend to a personal matter, but he was able to return Friday as expected. Olsen is healthy, and should be good to go for this week's game against the Lions.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Olsen left Thursday's practice in order to tend to a personal matter, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. However, coach Ron Rivera expects Olsen to return in time for drills Friday, according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer. Impact: Olsen's family life takes precedence over what happens on the field, so he may require more than one day to deal with the non-football concern. However, Rivera believes that the tight end will be available for Sunday's contest versus the Lions, which could be confirmed, if Olsen takes part in practice Friday.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Olsen caught a team-high eight passes (on 11 targets) for 83 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay. Impact: Olsen led the Panthers in both catches and targets, providing a reliable security blanket for backup-turned-starting quarterback Derek Anderson. The tight end opened Carolina's scoring with a five-yard touchdown catch and could have had another score, if he didn't drop a would-be touchdown later in the game. Nonetheless, Olsen posted the kind of performance that has made him a steady fantasy option in recent seasons, with his touchdown putting his value over the top Sunday. He should maintain a consistent presence in the Panthers' offense with first-choice signal caller Cam Newton (ribs) figuring to return next week versus Detroit.(RotoWire, )
Greg Olsen
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 253  Age: 29
Born: 3/11/1985, Wayne, New Jersey
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Experience: 8th season
Drafted: 2007 - Rd 1
(31st overall by the Bears)
Salary: $5,250,000
Injury Status
PROBABLE for Week 2 (not injury related)