Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen (elbow) secured three of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bucs.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen was limited to one of his quietest performances of the season, as his reception and yardage totals were both his second lowest in a game this season. Despite the disappointing finish, the veteran tight end still finishes with the second-best reception (80) and yardage (1,073) totals of his career, along with a record third consecutive 1,000-yard season that serves as a record for a tight end.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen (elbow) is active for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen has only participated in one practice both of the past two weeks, but uncapped showings on back-to-back Fridays paved the way for game action in Weeks 16 and 17. Already having accomplished a feat achieved by no other tight end in NFL history -- 1,000-plus receiving yards in three consecutive seasons -- he sits only 54 yards short of his career-high 1,104 yards from the 2015 campaign.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen (elbow) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen's only involvement in practice this week came Friday, but considering he participated in a complete capacity, it seems the veteran should be able to suit up Sunday. However, if his elbow injury unexpectedly impact his availability, Carolina would be down to just Ed Dickson and Chris Manhertz at tight end.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Olsen (elbow) is in line to suit up Sunday at Tampa Bay, the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen appears to be following his practice schedule from a week ago, when he opened with back-to-back DNPs before a full session Friday. If Olsen indeed replicates the feat, Rivera's assessment will have been upheld. Sitting on 1,051 receiving yards through 15 games, he requires just 54 yards to surpass his career-best mark from last season.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen (elbow) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Last week, Olsen followed a DNP/DNP/full practice regimen, which he seems poised to replicate in advance of the regular season finale. Nevertheless, his status will be viewed with a watchful eye as the week proceeds.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen caught six of 12 targets for 59 yards in Saturday's 33-16 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen led his team in catches and targets while finishing second in yardage to wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. He has once again been quarterback Cam Newton's favorite target this season, and has now eclipsed 1,000 yards in three straight campaigns. Olsen has been kept out of the end zone since Week 9, though, and his three touchdowns represent the veteran tight end's lowest total since his rookie season in 2007.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen (elbow) does not have an injury designation ahead of Saturday's game against the Falcons after fully practicing Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen didn't practice prior to Friday's session, but that involvement allowed him to clear any concern over his status to play against a Falcons defense that's surrendered the fourth-most passing yards this season.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Although Olsen (elbow) missed practice again Thursday, head coach Ron Rivera has "no doubt" that the tight end will play Saturday versus the Falcons, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen has been the Panthers' No. 1 tight end since Cam Newton arrived as the first overall pick in 2011, meaning practice reps aren't necessary nearly six years into their stint together. Just eight yards away from his third consecutive 1,000-yard season, Olsen is on the doorstep of becoming the first TE in NFL history to accomplish the feat. With fleeting playoff hopes also on the line, there's plenty to play for over the final two games, hence the reason Olsen is expected to tough out a sore elbow in Week 16.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Head coach Ron Rivera isn't worried about Olsen's (elbow) availability Saturday against the Falcons, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen didn't take the practice field Wednesday due to a sore elbow. which resulted in seven missed snaps during Monday's win at Washington. Although a visit to the doctor was ordered up and the tight end missed practice Wednesday, Rivera's optimism implies that Olsen is dealing with a minor concern. Expect the final injury report of the week to clear Olsen to be among Cam Newton's (shoulder) primary weapons in Week 16.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen (elbow) didn't practice Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen took a hard hit to his elbow during Monday's win in Washington, precipitating a doctor's appointment to have the area examined. Wednesday's absence is almost assuredly tied to this injury, but if the streak extends into Thursday and Friday, alarm bells will start to ring in certain corners of the fantasy universe. Nonetheless, the Panthers will likely address the health of one of their top playmakers and clear No. 1 tight end before the week draws to a close.