College: Miami (FL) | 11 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 3/11/1985
2018 Bye Week: 4
Total Pts: 42.1
Avg Pts: 2.63
Rank: 19 TE
|Week 1||24.70||Greg Olsen 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Greg Olsen 14 yd TD pass from Cam Newton
Greg Olsen 107 receiving yds (10.70 pts)
Greg Olsen 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen has been charged with a drop on only 4.06 percent of his targets from 2013-17 - the second-lowest mark among active tight ends (minimum 100 targets), according to Pro Football Focus.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen signed a two-year extension worth $8.55 million on Thursday, according to a source. The deal has a max value of $10.05 million, which could make him the highest paid tight end in the league. A broken foot limited Olsen to a career-low seven games last season, and he wasn't his normal self when he returned. He ended up catching just 17 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. The 33-year-old could be a bounce-back candidate as a midrange TE1 in Carolina's new offense this year.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen will sign a two-year extension Thursday, April 26, worth $8.55 million per season with a maximum value of up to $10.05 million per year. He could become the highest-paid tight end in the league.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) said his foot is completely healed heading into offseason workouts. His priority is to get a contract extension before the season, so it sounds as though Olsen is set on playing at least a few more seasons. A foot injury limited Olsen to just seven games last year and snapped his streak of three straight seasons with 1,000-plus yards. Even at 33 years old, Olsen could return to the 1,000-yard mark in 2018 if he can stay healthy with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner looking to push the ball downfield more often. Olsen could be a value pick as a midrange TE1 in fall drafts.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said his injured foot is completely healed and that his focus this offseason is securing a contract extension before the regular season begins. If an extension is not achieved then Olsen said broadcasting for Monday Night Football would be a viable option.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said tight end Greg Olsen (foot) won't need a second surgery on his foot. Olsen has been running and doing bike work already. Olsen had a frustrating year in 2017 because of his injury, catching a career-low 17 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown in seven games, and he was inconsistent after returning late in the year. Olsen considered retirement, but he is all in for 2018 and should be a TE1 again this year if he's healthy.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is committed to playing in 2018 and beyond despite the fact that he was auditioning for an ESPN broadcasting job on Friday, according to sources. Olsen is just setting himself up for life after football apparently. Not many would have blamed Olsen for hanging up his cleats after a foot injury limited him to seven games in 2017, but he appears committed to the team. When healthy, Olsen remains a solid TE1, and he could benefit from offensive coordinator Norv Turner's aggressively downfield schemes in 2018.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is auditioning Friday to be an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football, according to sources. The 33-year-old could continue his career in 2018 if he doesn't get the job. Olsen played in just seven games last year because of a foot injury, which makes sense why he might be considering retirement. If he's not in the picture this year, it'd make Carolina much less explosive through the air. If Olsen returns and is healthy, he'll be a midrange TE1.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen is reportedly auditioning for a broadcasting job with ESPN Friday, March 16, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who adds 'this is about life after football, not next year' and that sources have stated he is committed to football for 2018 and beyond.