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Panthers | Derek Anderson leans on Greg Olsen

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:39:53 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson had 15 passes of 10 or more yards in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and six of Anderson's passes of 10 or more yards went to TE Greg Olsen, who had 10 catches for 110 yards in the game. Anderson tends to lean more on Olsen as he holds the ball longer in the pocket and goes through his progressions. Olsen had eight catches for 83 yards in Week 1 when Anderson started.

Fantasy Tip: The Cleveland Browns have been good at stopping the tight end position this year, but if Cam Newton (back) sits out for another week, Olsen ($6,600) should be one of the safer FantasyScore tight end plays.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen will play against Bucs

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:02:35 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 12, and is probable for Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen ($6,500) has been one of the team's more consistent receiving options this year, and that shouldn't change with Derek Anderson at the helm this week. In fact, Olsen had a nice day in Week 1 with Anderson throwing him passes, so he makes for a solid play at FantasyScore again.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen limited during practice

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:49:19 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen should be able to play this week despite being limited during practice. Olsen has caught at least five passes in each of his last four games, which makes him valuable in point-per-reception leagues. Olsen costs $6,500 on FantasyScore.

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Panthers | Limited status for Greg Olsen

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:43:48 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen ($6,500) remains one of the more consistent tight ends all season, and his matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is nice this weekend. Olsen had eight catches (11 targets) and 83 yards and a score in Week 1 against the Bucs when Derek Anderson was the quarterback.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen questionable

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:48:00 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, but head coach Ron Rivera likes Olsen's chances of playing.

Fantasy Tip: You could do worse than to take Olsen ($6,300) as your tight end at FantasyScore if he's playing, but beware the matchup, as the New Orleans Saints have covered tight ends well this season.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen back at practice

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:23:05 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers don't seem very concerned with Olsen, so we fully expect him to play against the New Orleans Saints. Olsen ($6,300) remains a consistent part of the team's passing game, but beware, the Saints have surprisingly been good at holding opposing tight ends in check this season.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen does not practice

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:32:17 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3, because he had fluid on his knee. He is expected to be ready for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen should still be ready to go this week, and will cost $6,300 in FantasyScore. He is a fine starting option for your roster.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen should play

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:16:19 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen could receive more targets this week if Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is not able play, but will have a solid role even if Benjamin plays. Olsen has a price of $5,800 on FantasyScore and is a fine starting option at the position.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen practices in full

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:08:29 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Olsen should be able to play in Week 7. Olsen has been a big part in the team's passing game this season and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore at $5,800.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen not on the field

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:54:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen was able to play in Week 6 with the injury and should be able to play this week as well. Olsen has a price of $5,800 on FantasyScore and could be a good starting option.

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Bengals | Vontaze Burfict accused of trying to hurt players

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:42:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was called out by Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen Monday, Oct. 13. Olsen said Burfict was intentionally trying to injure him and QB Cam Newton following touchdowns in Sunday's tie. Video shows Burfict twisting and "cranking" the ankles of both players after they scored. "Punishment needs to go beyond a fine," Olsen said. "Guys like that don't learn from that stuff. He's been fined 100 times for head-hunting, and he did it to (WR Kelvin Benjamin) again. You watch the film; that's just what he is."

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Panthers | Greg Olsen questionable

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:51:45 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is questionable for the the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen practiced as expected and is looking good to play in the team's Week 6 game. While there is some risk in starting him, he is worth a look in FantasyScore at a price of $5,800 (11.60% of cap).

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Panthers | Greg Olsen sits

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:11:12 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle, foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen is not expected to practice until Friday at the earliest. While he may get on the field for Week 6, he is a risky play because he may be limited. It may be safer to look elsewhere in FantasyScore this week.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen does not practice

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:07:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: This will be something to keep an eye on as the week progresses before committing the $5,800 (11.60% of cap) it would cost to start Olsen in FantasyScore.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen held in check

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:52:28 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (calf) was active in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, but he was limited to two receptions for 30 yards. Olsen was targeted five times in the loss.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen listed as probable

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:38:34 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen has played well so far this season and would be a solid starting option in all fantasy leagues this week.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen a full go

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:46:33 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (calf) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen had six catches (eight targets) for 72 yards in Week 2 after scoring in Week 1. He's a nice option at FantasyScore for $6,800. The Pittsburgh Steelers were torched by the tight end position last week.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen limited

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:29 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on this as the week goes on, but it is likely nothing to be concerned about. At $6,800 though (13.60% of cap) in FantasyScore, it may be tough for Olsen to live up to expectations this week.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen will play

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:45:15 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (non-injury) fully practiced Friday, Sept. 12, and is probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen is good to go for Week 2, and has a FantasyScore price of $5,500 (11% of cap).

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Panthers | Greg Olsen exits practice

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:01:51 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (undisclosed) left the team's practice before it began Thursday, Sept. 11. Olsen was seen hurrying back into the stadium.

Fantasy Tip: Hopefully it is nothing. Check back for updates later today when the official practice report comes out. Olsen has a FantasyScore price of $5,500 (11% of cap) in Week 2.

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Panthers | Might keep four tight ends

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:38:33 -0700

The Carolina Panthers are deep at tight end, with starting TE Greg Olsen and reserve TEs Ed Dickson, Brandon D. Williams and Richie Brockel projected to make the final 53-man roster. In fact, if they keep four tight eneds, it would likely mean they keep eight offensive linemen instead of nine.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen exits early

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:35:52 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 12, after cramping up.

Fantasy Tip: This is nothing to be concerned with, Olsen should be fine.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen tired of WR criticism

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:11 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen said he is tired of hearing criticism about Carolina's new receiving corps, which is largely made up of journeymen and unproven commodities. Olsen added that the Panthers' offensive identity is not going to change, so controlling the clock through a balanced offense remains important.

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Panthers | Cam Newton gets praise from teammate

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:26:08 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen praised QB Cam Newton. "I don't know if there is another QB in the league that does what he does...he has really grown," Newton said.

Fantasy Tip: The big question with Newton will be his health after undergoing an ankle procedure in the offseason. If he is healthy going into training camp, he should be considered a QB2 going into the season.

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Panthers | Ed Dickson financials

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:20:40 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson will make the veteran minimum of $730,000 as part of his one-year deal with the team. He'll receive a signing bonus of $65,000. Dickson will likely be the No. 2 tight end behind TE Greg Olsen this year. Dickson had only 25 catches for 273 yards last year with the Baltimore Ravens.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen probable

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:13:34 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 20, and is probable for Week 16.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen takes part in practice

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:44:11 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen misses practice

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:48:54 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen probable for Week 15

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:29:26 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is probable for Week 15.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen limited

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:41:21 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen's injury doesn't appear to be serious. He's a strong play as a midrange TE1 against the New York Jets in Week 15.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen returns to practice

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:52:02 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen sits out practice

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:46:26 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen probable

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:15:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen probably will be more a flex option for owners this week because of the matchup but could also be viewed as a low-end No. 1 tight end.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen practices in full

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:05:26 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced in full Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen limited

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:38:46 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice Monday, Oct. 21.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen plays 100th straight game

Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:43:34 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) played in his 100th consecutive game in Week 7 against the St. Louis Rams. Despite not being 100 percent due to a foot injury, he had four receptions for 47 yards, which was second-highest on the team in both categories.

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Panthers | Four probable

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:51:46 -0700

Carolina Panthers CB Melvin White (concussion), TE Greg Olsen (foot), S Robert Lester (hamstring) and RB Kenjon Barner (foot) all fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and are probable.

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Panthers | Three limited in practice

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:57:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring), CB Melvin White (concussion) and TE Greg Olsen (foot) all were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen practicing

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:17:10 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen expects to play

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:36:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said he expects to play Week 7 even though he missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. He said he expects his participation to increase as the week goes on.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen misses practice

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:21:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen not practicing

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:53:16 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16, and is wearing a protective boot on his injured foot.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen probable

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:33:03 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is probable for Week 6.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen practices in full

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:01:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen had his walking boot off today, as well. We expect him to suit up Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings barring a setback. Consider him a midrange TE1 option.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen returns to practice

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:50:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 10, after sitting out practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen expects to play Week 6

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:14:50 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, but expects to take part in some of practice Thursday, Oct. 10. He said he expects to be able to play Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor his practice participation to get a better idea of his Week 6 status. If he is able to play, he should be considered a starting tight end in most leagues.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen sitting out

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:49:42 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen in walking boot

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:17:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was wearing a protective walking boot on his left foot Monday, Oct. 7, although he appeared to be fine.

Fantasy Tip: The injury apparently was suffered in the Week 5 loss and is something to monitor during the week for fantasy owners.

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Panthers | Offense too conservative?

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:28:48 -0700

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera admitted that his team's offense was too conservative in their Week 1 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. QB Cam Newton only had three pass attempts of more than 10 yards in the game. "There are some things that need to be looked at on both sides in terms of getting the ball vertical," Rivera said as he looked ahead to Week 2 at the Buffalo Bills. "We looked through it. We talked about it and those will be the things that we look to do. We have to create more of those opportunities." The Panthers rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries against Seattle.

Fantasy Tip: To be fair, the Panthers were facing one of the better pass defenses in the league in the Seahawks. However, expect Newton and the offense to attempt to stretch the field more often, beginning in Week 2. This should benefit Steve Smith, Greg Olsen and the other receiving options.

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Panthers | Three stars favor HGH testing

Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:38:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith and TE Greg Olsen have all come out in support of testing for human growth hormone, something currently not done in the NFL. "Whatever the NFL decides to do I'm all for it, whether HGH testing or any testing," Newton said. "I'll be prepared to do the test." Olsen also called it good for the game, and Smith said he is all for weeding out the cheaters.

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