Greg Olsen Planning To Be Back For 2019 Season


Panthers TE Greg Olsen says he’s planning to be back for the 2019 season and is working on rehabbing his foot following another season-ending injury. 

“My plan right now, I’m in every day doing my foot rehab, trying to get this thing finally back to where I was used to,’’ Olsen said on Tuesday, per David Newton. “It seems like it’s been a long time since it was. Yeah, that’s what I’m preparing for and that all starts with getting my foot right.’’

Olsen ruptured his plantar fascia back in December and was later placed on injured reserve.

Retirement has come up as a possibility for Olsen, who has drawn interest from networks as an analyst in recent years.

Olsen, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2007. He played four years for Chicago before he was traded to the Panthers in 2011.

Olsen was in the final year of a four-year, $27.75 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $1.9 million for the 2019 season to go along with a $1 million roster bonus and a workout bonus of $500,000.

In 2018, Olsen appeared in nine games for the Panthers and caught 27 passes for 291 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

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