College: Miami (FL) | 12 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 3/11/1985
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2018 Bye Week: 4
Out - foot
Total Pts: 5.3
Avg Pts: 2.65
Rank: 18 TE
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Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (illness), TE Greg Olsen (foot), OG Trai Turner (concussion) and SS Da'Norris Searcy (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and have been ruled out for Week 3. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) and CB Donte Jackson (groin) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) on Friday, Sept. 21, was ruled out of the team's Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen will miss a second straight game of what's expected to be an extended absence after foot surgery. Rookie Ian Thomas will fill in again but isn't yet on the starting radar in the majority of fantasy leagues with four catches for 14 yards on five targets so far this season.
Carolina Panthers CB Donte Jackson (groin), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (illness), SS Da'Norris Searcy (concussion) and OG Trai Turner (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 20. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) was limited.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot), CB Donte Jackson (groin), WR Curtis Samuel (illness), S Da'Norris Searcy (concussion) and OG Trai Turner (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) was limited.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) is hoping to return in four to five weeks after he broke the same bone in his foot as last year in Week 1. Olsen is doing everything he can for a quick return. The good news is that he wasn't put on Injured Reserve, so the Panthers are hoping he can return quickly as well. Olsen is worth stashing if you have the room on your roster. In the meantime, rookie Ian Thomas should see most of the pass-catching responsibilities for Carolina.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is holding off surgery and hopes to return to the lineup in four to five weeks, according to sources. He likely will re-evaluate the injury after the season.
Fantasy Spin: Owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few weeks to see when Olsen will return. Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz will receive most of the playing time at tight end for now, but neither player is a strong fantasy option.
The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Efe Obada, LB Andre X. Smith, WR Curtis Samuel, DE Bryan Cox, TE Greg Olsen, WR Damiere Byrd and OG Trai Turner inactive for Week 2.
Carolina Panthers WR Damiere Byrd (knee), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (illness) and OG Trai Turner (concussion) were unable to practice all week and will not play in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. RB C.J. Anderson (illness), DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), S Colin Jones (knee), LB Luke Kuechly (knee) and S Da'Norris Searcy (chest) participated fully in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and have been removed from the injury report.
Carolina Panthers WR Damiere Byrd (knee), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (illness) and OG Trai Turner (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 13. RB C.J. Anderson (illness), DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), FS Colin Jones (knee), LB Luke Kuchely (knee) and SS Da'Norris Searcy (chest) participated fully.
Carolina Panthers WR Damiere Byrd (knee), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (illness) and OG Trai Turner (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. DT Vernon Butler (shoulder) and S Colin Jones (knee) were limited. LB Luke Kuechly (knee) and SS Da'Norris Searcy (chest) participated fully.
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said Tuesday, Sept. 11, confirmed will rehab his fractured foot instead of undergoing surgery and hopes to play again this season. 'We are optimistic this is not how my 2018 season will end,' Olsen said in a statement released on Twitter. 'After consulting with our medical team, we have determined our best course of action is to press forward with my rehab in hopes of playing again this season. We will re-examine our options this offseason in regards to my foot and our path forward. I look forward to rejoining my teammates on the field as early as possible.'
Fantasy Spin: A literal brutal break for the 33-year-old Olsen, who had only missed two games in his 12-year career prior to missing nine a season ago. And for Olsen's fantasy owners, perhaps a David Njoku, George Kittle or Austin Seferian-Jenkins is available on the waiver wire.
The Carolina Panthers plan to keep tight end Greg Olsen (foot) on the 53-man roster instead of putting him on Injured Reserve, according to a source. However, right tackle Daryl Williams (knee) will likely land on the IR. This means that the Panthers are hoping Olsen can return to them later in the season. When that might happen is unknown and will depend on how quickly he heals from another fractured foot. It'll make it more difficult to justify holding onto Olsen in shallow leagues. In his absence, rookie tight end Ian Thomas will become a starter and see significant snaps. He should be considered off the waiver wire as a TE2 with low-end TE1 upside. The loss of Olsen is obviously a blow to the entire offense and to quarterback Cam Newton.
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot), likely will avoid being placed on the Reserve/Injured list in the hope that he can return and play late this season, a source said Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Fantasy Spin: While that would be great news for the Panthers, it likely won't help Olsen's fantasy owners, whose playoffs could be over if and when Olsen returns to action. Stash Olsen if you have an IR spot to use, but in any case, start your search for a new tight end if you haven't already.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) suffered another fracture in his right foot in Week 1 against the Cowboys, but there are no plans for surgery at this time. Olsen was expected to miss extended time, and now we know the official diagnosis. There's a chance that Olsen misses most or all of the rest of the season. He'll be a candidate for Injured Reserve in real life and fantasy. Rookie Ian Thomas will step up as the main pass-catching tight end in his absence and is worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues as a TE2.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) suffered a fractured foot in the season opener Sunday. Sept. 9, and will miss a 'significant' amount of time, according to sources. The Panthers said in release Tuesday that no surgery is planned at this time, and 'we will monitor (Olsen's' rehab and evaluate his progress on a monthly basis.'
Fantasy Spin: A huge blow for the Panthers and Olsen, who was limited to seven games a season ago with fracture of the same foot. He'll likely be replaced by fourth-round rookie Ian Thomas in the Panthers' lineup, but Olsen's fantasy owners need to join Delanie Walker owners in looking elsewhere for tight end help.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen left his Week 1 encounter early and looks set to miss some time. Olsen finished the game with 33 yards from two receptions, with his last and longest reception being the play he injured himself on. Currently, there is no timeline for his return and he didn't speak to the media after the game. Teammates did report that he looked extremely disappointed after learning of his injury and he left the stadium on crutches. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, this is the same foot that Olsen injured last year and he looks to set to have another lengthy lay off this season.
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was on crutches and in a boot on his right foot after being ruled out in Week 1 against the Cowboys. It's the same foot that he had surgery on in 2017. It's a terrible sign and likely means that Olsen is facing an extended absence. His foot injury held him to only seven games last year. If you own Olsen, start preparing for the worst. Chris Manhertz and rookie Ian Thomas will take over with Olsen expected to miss time. However, they won't be reliable fantasy options. Running back Christian McCaffrey should see more checkdown passes moving forward, and Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith and rookie DJ Moore will likely see more targets.
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned to the sidelines in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys on crutches while wearing a walking boot on his right foot.
Fantasy Spin: Well, that's not good. The right foot is the one he broke in 2017 which required corrective surgery. It's uncertain if he aggravated the previous injury or suffered a new one, but it's rather ominous that the injury is to the same foot. It's uncertain if he will need to miss any time, and if so how much. Chris Manhertz and Ian Thomas are the only other TEs on the 53-man roster.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was injured in Week 1 against the Cowboys and will not return. At least the veteran tight end caught two passes for 33 yards before returning. He was questionable for this game with a minor back injury, but he suffered another foot injury in the season opener. This is a big worry after Olsen played in just seven games in 2017 with a foot injury. It remains to be seen if this new foot ailment is related to last year's injury. Olsen might be questionable, at best, for Week 2. If he's forced to miss additional time, Chris Manhertz and rookie Ian Thomas will have bigger roles on offense. If anything, an Olsen extended absence would be better news for wide receivers Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith and rookie DJ Moore.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) left the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half and he will not return.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen was a late addition to the injury report due to a back injury, but it was his foot that forced him out in this one. It's uncertain if the injury is related to the one which cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season. Stay tuned.