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Greg Olsen Joins The FOX Sports Family
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Greg Olsen Joins The FOX Sports Family

Updated Jan. 24, 2021 6:24 p.m. ET

Another longtime NFL veteran is calling it a career.

Greg Olsen announced he is retiring from the NFL following a 14-year career that saw the tight end make highlight-worthy plays with the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.

Olsen has his eyes set on a new challenge, as he will join FOX Sports as an NFL analyst.

Surrounded by his new colleagues, the 35-year-old announced the news on FOX NFL Sunday


Olsen played 199 games in his career, collecting 747 receptions for 8,683 yards and 60 touchdowns.

A first-round pick ⁠— 31st overall ⁠— by the Bears, Olsen joined the league in 2007. He played four seasons in Chicago before being traded to the Panthers for a third-round pick.

He flourished in his nine seasons in Carolina, with 39 touchdowns and 6,463 yards.

Olsen's three consecutive Pro Bowl trips from 2014 to '16 coincided with history, as he became the first tight end in the NFL to crack the 1,000-yard receiving mark in three straight seasons.

After five seasons in which he didn't miss a single regular-season game, the injury bug got to Olsen in 2017. He played in just 16 games for the Panthers in 2017 and '18 because of a recurring foot injury.

In January 2020, the Panthers and Olsen agreed to mutually part ways

Olsen spent the final season of his career with the Seahawks, playing in 11 games and catching 24 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown.

Now, Olsen will move from the gridiron to the broadcasting booth, where he has already gotten rave reviews from his work with FOX during weeks that didn't conflict with his game schedule.


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