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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

Changes could be in store for Panthers at tight end

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
With TEs Jeff King and Dante Rosario due to become free agents this offseason, the Panthers are mulling changes at tight end.

Rivera, Panthers focus on fixing offense

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Choosing an offensive coordinator will be the most important decision Ron Rivera makes until he decides what to do about the Panthers' situation at quarterback.

Rivera named Panthers head coach

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers introduced former Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera as their new head coach on Tuesday.

Report: Rivera to be Panthers' next coach

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Multiple sources are reporting that Ron Rivera will be the next head coach of the Panthers.

Panthers expected to consider drafting defensive end first

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, who led the nation in sacks in 2010 (15½), is one of the favorites to replace Andrew Luck atop the Panthers' draft board.

Luck decision stings, but Panthers have other options

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck is staying at Stanford another year, but don't assume that this is the worst thing in the world for the Panthers.

Luck announces return to Stanford

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Panthers better start coming up with their contingency plans for the No. 1 pick in April's draft. QB Andrew Luck has decided to return to Stanford.

Browns defensive coordinator Ryan a candidate for Panthers job

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers have requested permission to interview Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for their vacant head-coaching position, according to a report from PFW's Panthers correspondent Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald.

First 20 picks in NFL draft order established

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The 20 teams that did not make the playoffs can not look forward to where they will select in April's draft.

Falcons clinch No. 1 seed in NFC

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Eric Weems had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Falcons put a decisive stamp on the NFC South title and home-field advantage in the playoffs by beating Carolina 31-10 on Sunday.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

Fox set to coach his final game for Panthers

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
In a move that comes as no surprise to most observers, John Fox will not return in 2011 as the Panthers' head coach, the team officially announced on Friday.

Addressing DT spot should be high on Panthers' to-do list

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Quarterback is a need for the Panthers, as rookie Jimmy Clausen has struggled, but the Panthers have other glaring voids to fill on their roster.

Panthers facing two big decisions

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Some troubled franchises can't wait to put the 2010 season behind them, but few will hang a 2011 calendar with more uncertainty at a couple of the most important positions within the organization than the Panthers.

Panthers DE Johnson finishing strong in breakout year

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
After getting off to a fine start this season, Panthers DE Charles Johnson is finishing it on a tear, making at least one sack in each of the past six games.

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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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