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Olsen (knee, questionable) should be able to play Sunday against the Saints, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Previous reports noted that coach Ron Rivera expected Olsen to play in the contest, with confirmation of the tight end's Week 14 status set to arrive as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches.
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Olsen (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, but head coach Ron Rivera expects him to play, the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reports.
In a frustrating season for the Panthers, Olsen keeps chugging along, averaging 80 receiving yards over his last three games. He hasn't scored since Week 6, however, and the Saints have allowed just one opposing tight end to score since Week 1.
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Olsen (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Olsen's return to practice was capped at individual drills, but swelling in his knee has decreased, which leaves him in line to play Sunday at New Orleans. By week's end, his Week 14 availability could very well clear up.
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Olsen (knee) took part in practice Thursday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Olsen's activity level is unclear, but his presence in practice indicates the likely minor nature of the injury, which was deemed to be swelling in the bursa sac near one of his knees. As the week draws to a close, expect further clarification regarding his availability for Sunday's game at New Orleans.
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Olsen missed Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.
Coach Ron Rivera told Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer that Olsen is dealing with swelling in the bursa sac near one of his knees. Nonetheless, Rivera isn't worried about the state of Olsen's health and expects him to take the field Sunday at New Orleans. Even if precaution reigns and Olsen misses each practice this week, the tight end is poised to play in Week 14, barring a setback.
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Olsen caught five passes for nine targets for a team-high 59 yards Sunday against the Vikings.
Quarterback Cam Newton was brutal Sunday, completing just 18-of-35 passes, which kept Olsen from having much of a fantasy impact. That's now six games in a row without a touchdown for Olsen, though it's not for lack of opportunities, as he's gotten 20 targets in the last two games. Additionally, he's reached the 100-yard mark twice in that span, so it hasn't been a total loss. Up next is a Week 14 matchup against a Saints defense that is allowing the 10th-most passing yards per game this season, though they held the Panthers to just 151 back in Week 9.
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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.