Panthers TE Olsen active vs. Redskins

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen suffered a fractured foot in the first game of the season.Photo Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is listed as active for Sunday’s game at the Washington Redskins, the team announced.

The Panthers officially listed Olsen as questionable for Sunday’s contest, which marks the three-time Pro Bowl selection’s return to game action after sustaining a fractured right foot in a season-opening 16-8 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Olsen missed nine games last season with a similar injury to the same foot. However, the screw that was placed in his foot to help the injury heal prevented this break from being as problematic.

The 33-year-old Olsen had two catches for 33 yards in the opener before the injury. Last season, he had 17 receptions for 191 yards in just seven games.

Olsen went over 1,000 yards receiving for three straight seasons from 2014-16, earning Pro Bowl honors each year. He had 241 catches and 16 touchdowns in that span, including a career-best 84 receptions in 2014.

A first-round pick (No. 31 overall) of the Chicago Bears in the 2007 NFL Draft, Olsen is in his 12th year overall and eighth season with the Panthers.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Olsen had started all 16 games in five consecutive seasons before suffering the foot injury in 2017. He has 639 receptions for 7,556 yards and 53 touchdowns in 165 career games.

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