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Olsen caught 5-of-10 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Falcons.

Cam Neton struggled for most of the game, so Olsen was fortunate to finish with the numbers he did. While Olsen didn't make a major impact on the stat sheet, he nearly helped set up the game-winning field goal, taking a lateral from rookie Kelvin Benjamin, while getting out of bounds with just one second left. The subsequent long field goal was blocked, however. Olsen and the Panthers will be on bye next week, before facing the Vikings in Week 13.

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Olsen caught 6-of-7 targets for 119 yards in Monday's 45-21 loss to the Eagles.

Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin once again led the way, accounting for 189 of Carolina's 306 receiving yards. Unlike his talented rookie teammate, Olsen actually contributed before the game was out of hand, catching four passes for 72 yards in the first half. The veteran tight end hasn't scored since Week 6, but he at least managed to break his ugly two-game slump. He's still one of the top options at the position, once you get past Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas, that is. Having said that, it's rather concerning that the Carolina offense has been hideously bad the last few weeks.

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Olsen caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Thursday's 28-10 loss to the Saints.

Olsen is averaging just two receptions and 3.5 targets over the last two games, after averaging 5.6 and 8.4 through the first seven weeks of the season. Part of the issue is that the Panthers simply haven't been able to move the ball, failing to reach 60 offensive plays or 30 pass attempts in both of the last two games. Olsen had been thriving before the recent cold streak, and while he figures to get back on track to some extent, it's hard to ignore the reality that Carolina's offense looks terrible.

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Olsen made just one catch (on three targets) for 16 yards in Sunday's home loss to the Seahawks.

Olsen enjoyed an outstanding outing last weekend, but found very little freedom to operate Sunday versus the Seahawks' dynamic defense. His 16 yards were easily a season-low and marked just the second time Olsen has failed to record 60 yards in a game this season. The veteran pass-catcher will aim to rebound this Thursday against the Saints.

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Olsen (ankle) led the Panthers with eight receptions (on eight targets) for 105 receiving yards Sunday versus the Packers.

Olsen was one of few bright spots on the Panthers' offense Sunday, as the ever-reliable tight end caught all eight of his targets. Additionally, Olsen's 105 yards somewhat surprisingly set a career-high for the eight-year veteran. While rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin embodies Carolina's most explosive pass-catcher, Olsen is easily the team's most dependable and is enjoying his best beginning to a season yet. Through seven games, Olsen boasts 41 catches (on 59 targets), 493 yards and five touchdowns.

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Olsen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

The Packers haven't allowed a touchdown to an opposing tight end all season, but they did surrender 134 yards to Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, and Olsen boasts that kind of talent and productivity. He is safe to start this week.

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Olsen (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Olsen has logged back-to-back full practices and should be operating at full strength Sunday. He'll be a frequent target for Cam Newton, but the Packers have been fairly stingy against opposing tight ends this season, allowing just one (Martellus Bennett) to top 45 receiving yards. No tight end has caught a touchdown against Green Bay this season.

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Olsen (ankle) practiced in full Thursday.

If there was any question about the health of Olsen's health, he answered the bell by logging an unhindered practice. With an average of 1.5 red-zone targets per game to his name this season, he's a weekly threat to reach paydirt.

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Olsen (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Olsen tended to an ankle injury last week but still proceeded to head the Panthers' passing attack Sunday at Cincinnati, hauling in six receptions (on 11 targets) for 62 yards and one touchdown. He has now reached the end zone in four of six games, totaling five scores in all, so his practice participation will be one to keep an eye on as the week continues.

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Olsen led the Panthers with 62 receiving yards and a touchdown on six catches on 11 targets during Sunday's overtime tie with the Bengals.

Olsen has enjoyed a fantastic start to this season, catching at least five passes and exceeding 60 yards in five of six games to date. Additionally, the veteran tight end now boasts five touchdowns on the season, a mark he's remarkably maintained since 2008.