NFL Notes: Greg Olsen, Bears, Broncos, Browns, Lions, Ravens, Vikings



Greg Olsen

Former Bears GM Jerry Angelo admitted during a radio appearance on 87.7 FM The Game that trading TE Greg Olsen to the Panthers in 2011 was a mistake.

“It was a mistake to trade him,” Angelo said, via “I understand he wasn’t the ideal fit in the scheme, but we let our best receiver go. Obviously, it was [Jay] Cutler’s favorite receiver at the time, and we let him out the door.”

Angelo moved Olsen due to the fact that then-offensive coordinator Mike Martz didn’t see Olsen as a fit for his offense.

“That’s on me. I understand what the coaches were saying, but you don’t let your best player — one of your better players — out the door. Everything he’s doing hasn’t surprised me. He’s an excellent player, particularly in the passing game. He’s Newton’s favorite target. I’m happy for Greg; he’s not only a great player, but a great kid. Like Matt Forte, [he has] an insatiable work ethic.


  • The Bears are expected to sign undrafted rookie G Conor Boffeli to their practice squad. (Adam Caplan)


  • The Broncos are paying QB Zac Dysert an elevated pay rate of $10k to remain on their practice squad. (Brian McIntyre)




The Ravens are playing three practice squad players elevated pay rates this season.


  • The Vikings are paying FB Zach Line an elevated pay rate of $10k to remain on their practice squad. (Brian McIntyre)

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