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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

WLB Davis' comeback a bright spot for Panthers

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Panthers feel strongly that WLB Thomas Davis deserves to be in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Panthers activate WR Gettis; place WR Pilares on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Kealoha Pilares on injured reserve and activated WR David Gettis from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Panthers claim LB Williams

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Panthers claimed LB Jason Williams off waivers from the Eagles and waived CB Ron Parker, the team announced Monday.

Panthers top Redskins to end losing skid

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown as the  Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the Redskins.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Panthers DT Edwards says 'nothing encouraging' about team's play

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Panthers DT Dwan Edwards was not interested in searching for silver linings when PFW caught up with him after Carolina’s latest loss.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Jennings pick-six, Gould field goal help Bears rally

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Tim Jennings returned an interception for a TD and Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal as the Bears edged the Panthers.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

Beason says he needs season-ending surgery

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Panthers placed MLB Jon Beason on injured reserve Wednesday, per reports, and Beason told News 14 Carolina that he needs surgery on his knee.

Panthers claim LB Hogue

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Panthers claimed LB Doug Hogue off waivers from the Lions, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers' faith in Rivera on the decline

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Following the firing of GM Marty Hurney, will the Panthers rally together in an effort to save head coach Ron Rivera’s job?

Panthers place CB Gamble on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed CB Chris Gamble on injured reserve, head coach Ron Rivera announced Monday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

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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