- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 11, 1985 (34)
- 13th Season
- 2007 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 31 (CHI)
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) said he's been cleared for everything and moved around well during organized team activities on Wednesday. The aging Olsen missed seven games in 2018 and ended on Injured Reserve. He's missed 16 games the last two seasons, but he has the potential to be one of the better fantasy tight ends if he can just stay healthy. Olsen had three straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2014 to 2016. He'll be a risk/reward TE1 in what could easily be his final season in the NFL.
Coming off a season in which injuries limited him to just nine games after playing just seven in 2017, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen faces an interesting conundrum this offseason as both ESPN and Fox have approached him about leaving the NFL to do television work. The New York Post reports that Olsen is still leaning towards playing in 2019, though a higher monetary offer from one of the networks could convince him otherwise. Regardless, Olsen's playing career is nearing an end, and with multiple networks interested in his service, it's a safe bet to assume Olsen won't play in Carolina beyond the 2019 season, as the team would save around eight million dollars by moving on from Olsen after the upcoming season.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot), who has two years left on his contract, confirmed that he plans to play in 2019 despite missing half of his last 32 regular season games with foot issues. "My plan right now, Im in every day doing my foot rehab, trying to get this thing finally back to where I was used to," Olsen said on Tuesday at Bank of America Stadium. "It seems like its been a long time since it was. Yeah, thats what Im preparing for and that all starts with getting my foot right." Because of the sad state of the tight end position in fantasy, Olsen will be a TE1 if he plays this year, but he'll be a risk/reward low-end TE1 because of his age (34 in March) and recent injury history.