Greg Olsen
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12 minutes ago

Olsen (foot) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers limited Olsen's practice reps this week to decrease the probability of a setback with his problematic right foot. He played 59 of 60 snaps on offense last week, catching four of seven targets for 48 yards in a 23-17 loss to Washington. The 33-year-old likely will continue in his every-down role during Sunday's matchup with an Eagles defense that's surrendered just 38.3 yards per game to tight ends.

Greg Olsen
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22 hours ago

Olsen (foot) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

On Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer that limited practices will be "the new normal" for Olsen, likely to avoid any unnecessary stress on his right foot. Barring a setback, Olsen will be good to go for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, whose defense has surrendered 38.3 receiving yards per game and one touchdown in six contests to tight ends this season.

Greg Olsen
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2 days ago

Olsen (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benefiting from the Panthers' Week 4 bye, Olsen only missed three games due to a fracture in his right foot. During his return to action Sunday at Washington, he logged all but one of the Panthers' 60 snaps on offense, hauling in four of seven passes for 48 yards in the process. Coach Ron Rivera referred to Olsen's limited tag Wednesday as "the new normal," per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer. Such standing may extend into sessions Thursday and Friday, but Olsen's availability on gameday doesn't seem to be in peril.

Greg Olsen
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5 days ago

Olsen caught four of seven targets for 48 yards, but the Panthers fell by a 23-17 tally to Washington on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It was a promising return for the veteran tight end in Week 6, as Olsen was heavily involved in his first appearance since aggravating a foot injury during the season opener against Dallas. The foot ailment had plagued the 33-year-old for an extended period of time, as his 48 receiving yards against Washington on Sunday provides Olsen with his second-greatest receiving output since the start of last season (excluding a 100-yard outing in a playoff loss to New Orleans). Sunday brings a matchup with an Eagles defense that has proven it can be exposed through the air, ranking 20th in the league with 273 passing yards allowed per game.

Greg Olsen
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5 days ago

Olsen (foot) is active Sunday against Washington, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen's "active" announcement is merely a formality, as the tight end was cleared to play earlier in the week but added back to the injury report with a "questionable" designation Friday. While there's always a risk of a setback given that Olsen himself has admitted he will eventually need surgery, the plan is for him to take on as close to a regular workload as possible. The veteran will be matched up against a Washington defense that is in the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy production allowed to tight ends, giving up 7.1 points per contest in standard formats.

Greg Olsen
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5 days ago

Olsen (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, is expected to start the contest, Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen has been targeting Oct. 14 as his return from a fractured right foot for a while now and it appears he'll meet his goal after turning in a pair of full practices Thursday and Friday. Though Olsen still carries an injury designation into the contest, coach Ron Rivera relayed a couple days ago that the tight end would likely be listed as "probable" if the NFL still allowed the designation. With Olsen on track to step back in as the Panthers' starting tight end, rookie Ian Thomas will see his snaps take a hit as a result. Even though Olsen could face more restrictions than normal as he works back from a three-game absence, he'll still profile as a viable fantasy play in light of the underwhelming options at tight end across the league.

Greg Olsen
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1 week ago

The Panthers will edit their final injury report to list Olsen (foot) as questionable for Sunday's game at Washington, but coach Ron Rivera said the tight end would be 'probable' if the designation still existed, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen didn't have a game designation on the initial release of the injury report after logging full practices Thursday and Friday. Despite the decision to add the tight end to the final report, coach Ron Rivera doesn't seem to have departed from his expectation that Olsen will be fine to handle his usual heavy workload. Rivera noted that the 33-year-old took more reps than normal at Friday's practice to test out his fractured foot ahead of Sunday's game, per David Newton of ESPN.com. There is still some risk of an in-game setback, as Olsen recently acknowledged the likelihood he'll eventually need surgery to address his Jones fracture. He hopes the procedure can wait until the offseason.

Greg Olsen
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1 week ago

Olsen (foot) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game at Washington, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen resumed practicing on a limited basis last week and was upgraded to full participation Thursday. He's now been cleared for Sunday's game at Washington, with coach Ron Rivera even suggesting that Olsen will handle his usual workload. There is serious risk of an in-game setback, as Olsen already acknowledged the likelihood of his Jones fracture requiring surgery at some point. He hopes to make it through the rest of the season and the have the procedure in January or February.

Greg Olsen
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1 week ago

Olsen (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Olsen is of the belief that he's on pace to return for Sunday's game at Washington. Speaking of practices in the rain this week, Olsen said, "If I can practice in this, when the game is here, I should be great." Despite Olsen's confidence, coach Ron Rivera wants to see how the tight end's right foot reacts to back-to-back full practices before giving the all-clear to play this weekend, per Rodrigue. If Olsen passes every test, he'll handle his pre-injury workload, according to Reed.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (4)
1 week ago

Olsen (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen was seen running routes and catching passes during Wednesday's session, which he referenced at post-practice media availability. "I felt good to be back out there," Olsen told Max Henson of the Panthers' official site. "We'll see what tomorrow brings. But nice to get a full practice under my belt." Clearly, Olsen didn't take part in every drill, but his mindset seems to indicate he's preparing for a return Sunday in Washington.