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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


Rec Yds TD
69 843 5

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
RB Matt Forté should have another productive game against the Lions' 24th-ranked run defense in Week 13.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says Jay Cutler definitely makes his list of the top 10 quarterbacks under 30 years old and that he'd be surprised if Tommie Harris is still with the Bears next season.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have done a pretty good job of shutting down tight ends of late and this may not be the week to play Greg Olsen.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forté has disappointed fantasy owners in the past, but he is worth a start in all formats against the Bills.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
If offensive coordinator Mike Martz can find ways to get TE Greg Olsen open, which he hasn't done a great job of doing lately, the Bears' offense could have one of its better games of the season.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said this week that the Bears need to run the ball more, which may not have been good news for owners with Jay Cutler on their roster.

Cutler insists Bears doing all they can to get Olsen involved

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the Bears that is under the microscope. The week, TE Greg Olsen is the choice.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Fantasy owners should steer clear of starting any Bears wide receivers in Week Five.

Bears-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Bears TE Greg Olsen should be lined up across from Giants SLB Clint Sintim often on Sunday evening.

Olsen trade rumors seem premature in Chicago

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 2:02 a.m. ET
While it would appear a greatly reduced role could be in the cards for Bears TE Greg Olsen in the team's revamped offensive system, we hear reports of his possible departure are premature.

Martz may adapt, utilize Bears' tight ends

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Mike Martz has a history of using his tight ends as blockers, but our NFC Whispers say the presence of Greg Olsen in the Bears' lineup may change that pattern.

Olsen poses challenge for new Bears coordinator

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Bears' new offensive coordinator needs to get a lot more out of TE Greg Olsen, who quickly became QB Jay Cutler’s good buddy off the field but had a hit-or-miss connection with him on the field.


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.