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Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:26pm
Panthers TE Greg Olsen sat out the first two games of his rookie season with a knee injury but hasn't missed a regular season game since.
It doesn't look like the back injury that caused him to miss a preseason game will pose any threat to his streak.
"If it had been the regular season, I think I could have made it happen last weekend," Olsen said. "But there was no need to do that, and there's no real concern going forward."
Olsen spoke about the injury Tuesday, when he returned to limited participation in practice after missing more than a week with a back injury. There's no guarantee that Olsen will suit up when the Panthers host the New England Patriots on Friday in the all-important third preseason game, but there's no noteworthy concern, either. Looks like he'll be ready to go Week 1.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 1:15pm
Week 3 vs. Minnesota
Greg Olsen had a great game against the 49ers last week, catching five passes for 122 yards, including a 78-yard catch and run for touchdown where he got deep behind the defense. Olsen is one of the top TEs in the game and has a nice rapport with QB Cam Newton. Newton looked his way eight times last week, and he’s second on the team behind Kelvin Benjamin with 17 targets through two games.
This week, he’ll face a Minnesota defense that has been stellar to start the year, but has given up at least four receptions to starting TEs in each of the first two games. Olsen is a must-start each week regardless of the matchup, and even against a tough Vikings team, he should be active in all leagues.
2016 Strength of Schedule - CAR
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2016 Game Stats
|Per game||6.00||86.33||0.33||9.00||14.39||0||0||0||0||0.00||75.33/77.67||97.19% |
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