The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed TE Greg Olsen on injured reserve with a broken foot.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, considering that Olsen is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken foot.
The Panthers could still bring Olsen back from injured reserve later on in the year, but this move will cost him the next eight games.
Olsen was once considering holding out in order to secure a contract that would pay him among the top tight ends in the NFL, but he decided against skipping training camp and reported to the team.
The Panthers later agreed to include an additional $2 million in incentives to his contract for the 2017 season.
Olsen, 32, is entering the third year of a four-year, $27.75 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $6.5 million over the course of the final two years of his deal.
In 2016, Olsen appeared in all 16 games and caught 80 passes for 1,073 yards receiving and three touchdowns for the Panthers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 22 tight end in the league out of 48 qualifying players.