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Panthers, Greg Olsen set to part ways
Retirement not an option yet
By: Doug Orth | Jan 30 2020, 8:00 pm

Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers announced today that they have mutually agreed to part ways with TE Greg Olsen. The veteran of 13 seasons ranks fifth all-time among tight ends in both catches, with 718, and yards, with 8,444. The 34-year-old stands as the franchise's all-time leading tight end in terms of receiving yards (6,463), receptions (524) and 100-yard receiving games (10). He ranks second among franchise tight ends in receiving touchdowns (39) behind Wesley Walls (44) and third all-time in receiving yards and receptions behind Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad. (

FFToday's Take: Olsen has struggled with injuries over the last three seasons and is definitely nearing the end of his distinguished career, but he was able to stay on the field often enough in 2019 to turn in a 52-catch campaign. The Athletic reported a few days ago FOX is ready to hire him as an analyst when his playing career is over. Ian Thomas is starting to look like an early sleeper for 2020, although his quarterback situation is among the potential obstacles in his way.