Greg Olsen TE CAR 3 months ago

Olsen secured four of nine targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cam Newton's favorite target turned in a rather ordinary Super Bowl performance, as both time and pass-catching opportunities were at a premium against Denver's stalwart defense. His game-long 19-yard reception did help set up Carolina's first touchdown, with Olsen creating all the yardage on his run after making the grab at the line of scrimmage. Despite the failed championship bid, Olsen commemorated a second successful campaign in as many seasons in a Panthers uniform, breaking the 1,000-yard mark through the air for the second consecutive year while also hauling in 77 receptions and recording seven touchdowns.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 3 months ago

Olsen hauled in six of his eight targets for 113 yards in Sunday's NFC championship win over Arizona.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olsen split the seam of Arizona's defense early in the fourth quarter for 54 yards, setting up a Carolina touchdown to put the game out of reach. Olsen has now been targeted at least six times in 10 of his last 12 games. The Panthers' next test will be against Denver's top-rated pass defense. The health of Denver strong safety T.J. Ward, who left the AFC championship game with an ankle injury, could play a big factor into Olsen's Super Bown production.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 4 months ago

Olsen caught six passes off of six targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olsen made the score 31-0 in the second quarter after a tremendous leaping touchdown catch over two defenders down the left side. Olsen led the team in yards, catches and targets in 2015, and had 10 games with at least four receptions. The only major category Olsen didn't lead the team in this season was touchdowns as he scored just twice in the second half of the regular season. Passing in the red zone may be the path of least resistance next week, as Arizona ranked eighth in the NFL in fewest rushing scores surrendered with nine during the regular season, while ranking 11th with 24 through the air.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 4 months ago

Olsen is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to a shoulder injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olsen left the field after a fourth-quarter catch and was seen on the sideline in visible pain. If he's unable to return, he'll finish the contest with five receptions for 69 yards and one touchdown.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 4 months ago

Olsen secured both of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 38-10 victory over the Bucs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran tight end posted his lowest receiving yardage total since the season opener, and the two looks he received from Cam Newton qualified as the least for Olsen in 2015. Irrespective of the quiet week, the nine-year pro will undoubtedly be one of Newton's most trusted targets in the postseason, after having had the ball thrown his way a whopping 123 times during the regular season.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 4 months ago

Olsen caught four of six targets for 40 yards during Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olsen continues to be a solid part of the Panthers' passing game, but quarterback Cam Newton got little going through the air Sunday, leaving Olsen with his lowest yardage total since Week 4 against the Buccaneers. Coincidentally, the Panthers will look to wrap up a 15-1 regular season against the Bucs next weekend.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 4 months ago

Olsen (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Giants at New York.

Competitive Edge Analysis

At the outset of Week 15 prep, head coach Ron Rivera predicted that Olsen would increase his reps as the week unfolded, and the nine-year pro upheld his end of the bargain, culminating with a full practice Friday. Olsen will attempt to join Charles Clay (back), Benjamin Watson, and Rob Gronkowski, who have all burned the Giants for at least 100 yards through the air this season.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 5 months ago18 Comments

Olsen (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olsen missed Wednesday's practice and was limited Thursday, but he returned to full participation for Friday's session. With no indication that his injury is serious, he should be in line to handle his usual workload, though the Panthers might be inclined to play things safe in the event of an aggravation.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 5 months ago

Olsen (knee) took part in Friday's practice, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's not clear how much work Olsen got in Friday, but he helped his chances of playing in Week 15 by getting on the practice field for the second day in a row. The Panthers will clarify Olsen's status when they release their injury report following Friday's session.

Greg Olsen TE CAR 5 months ago

Olsen (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Following head coach Ron Rivera's prediction that Olsen would build up his practice reps as the week progressed, the tight end took part in individual drills Thursday, leaving the team portion as the final hurdle to proving his health. As long as he avoids a setback with his knee, expect Olsen to suit up Sunday against the Giants in New York.