Olsen has struggled with injuries in recent years, but in his last 16 games (including one playoff game), he has caught 50 passes for 571 yards and six touchdowns. That statline would have been good enough for a No. 8 finish last year in half-PPR formats.
Greg Olsen says he’s been “100 percent” for months now and is ready to go in training camp after missing the better part of two seasons with broken bones in his feet.
Greg Olsen has battled foot ailments the last two seasons but does come into this year in better shape than last. If he can stay healthy, there's little doubt that he will contribute Top-10 fantasy tight end numbers yet again. But his injury history, age and the punishment tight ends take, could push backup tight end Ian Thomas into a strong waiver add this season.
Cam Newton began throwing regulation-size footballs again during spring workouts, including a team livestream during minicamp in June. That was the first time the public had seen Newton throw since the Week 15 loss to New Orleans. He progressed from throwing to stationary targets one day, to shorter routes the next, and finally to intermediate routes 20-25 yards down the field.
Which brings us to the present, with Newton slated to be a full participant when training camp opens July 24 at Wofford College in Spartanburg.
As the story said, Newton struggled with “frustrating” shoulder soreness and tightness over the second half of last year, culminating with him sitting out the final two regular-season games. After the season, Newton had an arthroscopic procedure that was described as a “clean-out” rather than to repair any specific injury. It was said the cartilage damage was much less severe than originally suspected.
The Carolina Panthers' treacherous trek to a potential postseason berth will have to be made without Greg Olsen on the field.
The veteran tight end said he suffered a ruptured plantar fascia during the Panthers' 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The injury brings Olsen's year to a premature end after a fracture in the same foot kept him out for three games earlier this season.
Olsen's injury immediately robs the Panthers of one of their most valuable weapons on offense. It's also fair to wonder what might be next for the 33-year-old beyond this season, the story went on to say. Injuries to the same foot have limited the three-time Pro Bowler to 15 games over the last two seasons.
Olsen injured his right foot early in the second quarter - the same foot that sidelined him earlier this season and much of last season. Right after a snap, Olsen pulled up without making any contact with another player and hobbled toward the Panthers sideline before going to the ground. He was carted off the field soon after and ruled out for the rest of the game very soon after.
Manhertz and Thomas will handle TE duties at least for the remainder of this game. Thomas of course took over for Olsen when he was out with a foot injury earlier this season but was unimpressive in terms of fantasy production.