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Carolina Panthers


Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen - #88 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 03/11/1985
Birthplace Wayne, NJ
College Miami (FL)
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 31st pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
69 843 5

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

OLT Gross discusses Panthers' QBs, No. 1 pick

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross didn't exactly rush to Jimmy Clausen's defense when he was asked about the harsh criticism Clausen has received.

DE Bowers to hold private workout April 1

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, a candidate to be selected in the top five of April's draft, will hold a private workout on campus on April 1.

Shockey to sign with Panthers

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will sign with the Panthers, he announced on his Twitter account Thursday.

Report: Panthers hand out tenders

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Like nearly every other team, the Panthers placed tenders on some of their key free agents on Wednesday.

Draft Dose: NFL coaching changes

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Where will newly installed head coaches around the league go with their first pick with their new franchise?

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Panthers' Kalil signs franchise tender

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
Panthers C Ryan Kalil signed his franchise tender Thursday, guaranteeing him $10 million for 2011.

Rivera says Panthers honing in on No. 1

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
New Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, brandishing his Super Bowl XX ring, is starting his search for the man who will earn him his next ring.

Report: Panthers use RFA tenders on Williams, Johnson

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 9:38 a.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Rock Hill Herald writer Darin Gantt, the Panthers will place restricted free-agent tenders on RB DeAngelo Williams and DE Charles Johnson.

Panthers give C Kalil franchise tag

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed the franchise tag on C Ryan Kalil, keeping him off the free-agent market.

Tagging Kalil Panthers’ best option

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Carolina's franchise-tag decision came down to C Ryan Kalil and DE Charles Johnson, and the Panthers confirmed Tuesday that Kalil had been franchised.

Panthers' Richardson could be jeopardizing reputation with players

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Sources familiar with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson were not surprised to hear reports that Richardson took a combative approach in recent Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 17, 2011
Olsen matched a team high with five catches for 42 yards Sunday in a 31-17 loss at NFC South rival Atlanta.||||||| Olsen is second on the team with 25 catches and is building chemistry with rookie stud QB Cam Newton. Expect good things for Olsen next week against a solid Redskins defense.
Posted July 28, 2011
The Chicago Bears have traded tight Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed 2012 draft pick.||||||| A first-round draft pick in 2007, Olsen has 194 catches for 1,981 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career, but it's no secret offensive coordinator Mike Martz prefers blocking tight ends. Olsen finished 2010 with his lowest totals in receptions (41) and yards (404) since he was a rookie in 2007. He still tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches, but there was widespread speculation that he would be dealt.
Posted Oct. 04, 2010
Olsen had five catches for 39 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Giants.||||||| Olsen will look to get open against linebacker Jon Beason in next week's big road test at Carolina.
Posted Jan. 04, 2010
Olsen just missed his first career 100-yard game, finishing with 94 and a touchdown on five receptions in Sunday's 37-23 win at Detroit.||||||| Olsen set career marks for receptions (60), yards (612) and touchdowns (eight) this season.
Posted Nov. 09, 2009
Olsen had five catches for 71 yards and three touchdowns, the highlight of a tough day for the Bears in a 41-21 loss to Arizona.||||||| This was the breakout game of the season for the talented tight end, who now has six touchdowns and has been looked to consistently by Jay Cutler. The Bears face San Francisco on Thursday, so get him in your lineup early if you want to play Olsen this week.

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