According to Ian Rapoport, there is confidence that Panthers TE Greg Olsen will be able to return from his broken foot and play in the team’s Week 6 game against the Redskins, assuming he puts in a good week of practice.
Olsen had been hoping to return in four to five weeks after re-breaking the bone in his foot that he injured last year and this would be five weeks removed from him reinjuring his foot.
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 $6.5 million for the 2018 season when he agreed to a two-year extension worth $8.55 million back in April.
In 2017, Olsen appeared seven games for the Panthers and caught 17 passes for 191 yards receiving and one touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Olsen as the news is available.