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Panthers HC Ron Rivera said after Sunday's game that he pulled TE Greg Olsen in the 3rd quarter because his foot "got a little sore," according to NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon. Rivera added that they'll see how Olsen feels Monday morning. It's unclear if he'll undergo any tests to determine if he re-injured the foot that he broke back in Week 2. We should learn more tomorrow.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen has been ruled out for the rest of today's game against the Jets with a foot issue. He, of course, just returned this week from a foot fracture he suffered in Week 2. We'll await further word on this situation.

Panthers HC Ron Rivera plans to limit TE Greg Olsen's snaps in his return from a broken foot today. "We've got to save him from himself and save him from us," Rivera said. "You get a guy like that, you want to keep him out there as much as you can. But just knowing his conditioning and football shape isn't where it needs to be right now. ... You don't want to throw Greg out there and have him go 60 plays. So we really have to be smart." Rivera told NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon that he'd like Olsen to play about half of the offensive snaps. Those figure to mostly be passing plays, so Olsen could still see a handful of targets. But the news obviously lowers both his ceiling and floor today. Olsen is a low-end TE1 for Week 12.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) has been activated from IR and will return for Sunday's game against the Jets. He's been practicing for a few weeks now, but there's still some risk that he's somewhat limited in his 1st action since Week 2. Consider Olsen a risk/reward fantasy option this week.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) told reporters on Monday that he expects to play against the Jets this weekend. Olsen has been practicing for a few weeks without a setback. There's some risk in his 1st action since Week 2, but he'll be worth starting in most cases with so few reliable TEs out there.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) expects to get back on the practice field when he's first eligible next week. He's out of his walking boot and has been running on an underwater treadmill. “I’m doing good. I’m starting to move around," Olsen said. “Start progressing here and ... hopefully start getting on the field and doing some stuff by next week. And just take that next step. Everything’s going well.” Olsen is eligible to return starting in Week 11, although he wouldn't commit to being ready by then. Still, it sounds like he'll play again this season. Olsen is worth stashing in deep-bench leagues.

The Panthers have placed TE Greg Olsen on IR. He underwent surgery on his broken foot on Tuesday. He's eligible to be activated from IR after 8 weeks, so his earliest possible return is Week 11. Olsen could still be a fantasy asset down the stretch but certainly isn't a must-hold.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen will undergo surgery on his broken right foot and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms. We'll see whether the Panthers stick Olsen on IR. If they do, he'll be out at least 8 weeks. If not, we'll take that to mean that the team expects him back in closer to 6 weeks. Either way, owners need to find a replacement at least through the end of October.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Panthers TE Greg Olsen's broken foot is not a season-ending injury. "Figures to be about 6 games," Rapoport tweeted. "IR possible." A trip to IR would cost Olsen at least the next 8 weeks. We'll see what route the Panthers decide to take, but fantasy owners need to be making other plans for the next couple of months. Olsen is droppable in leagues with shallow benches and no IR spot.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen told reporters after Sunday's win over the Bills that he has a broken foot. We should get a timetable for his return sometime over the next 24 hours, but Olsen figures to be sidelined upwards of 8 weeks. He's a candidate for IR-designated-to-return. The injury strips Carolina of its most reliable pass-catcher. Olsen has posted 77+ catches and 1,000+ yards in 3 straight seasons. And he hasn't missed a game since his 2007 rookie year. Ed Dickson will step in as the Panthers' starting TE but won't be much of a fantasy option. Most of Olsen's target figure to go to Kelvin Benjamin, Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen left in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bills with a right foot injury. According to FOX Sports, however, he's expected to return for the 2nd half.

UPDATE: Olsen returned to the sidelines in the 2nd half on crutches and with a boot on that right foot. He's obviously done for the day. We'll update his status when we learn more.

11:46am EST 1/1/17

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (elbow) is active for today’s finale vs. the Bucs. He put in a full practice on Friday, so the elbow doesn’t seem like a major concern. There’s still a chance Olsen is limited in a game that’s meaningless for Carolina, but he’s at least worth sticking with in season-long lineups.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (elbow) is officially questionable for Sunday’s finale vs. the Bucs. He put in a full practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days, so it looks like he’ll play. Olsen hasn’t missed a game since his 2007 rookie campaign.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen led the team in targets (7), receptions (4) and yards (87) in Sunday's win over the Chargers. He posted the only meaningful receiving line on a terrible passing day for QB Cam Newton (10-of-27 for 160 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). Olsen remains a weekly fantasy football starter, but Newton's recent struggles have obviously lowered his fantasy ceiling. Newton has completed less than 49% of his passes in 4 straight games.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) returned to practice on Sunday, according to insider Joe Person. Olsen missed about 2 weeks with back spasms but never seemed to be in danger of missing Week 1. He's safe to draft as an upper-end TE1.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen will miss the team's 2nd preseason game with back spasms. HC Ron Rivera said there are "no long-term concerns." This doesn't seem like an issue that will impact Olsen's fantasy value, but we'll keep an eye on him.

10:34am EST 12/20/15

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) is active for today’s game against the Giants. He put in a full practice on Friday and was listed as probable. That suggests he’s close to 100% for the plus matchup. As usual, Olsen is a high-end TE1.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) is listed as probable for this weekend’s game against the Giants. He sat out on Wednesday, but returned to a limited practice on Thursday and a full workout on Friday. That suggests he’s close to 100% for the plus matchup. As usual, Olsen is a high-end TE1.

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