Report: Greg Olsen undecided on training camp hold out

Brandon Croce
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 10: Greg Olsen /

According to a report, tight end Greg Olsen still hasn’t decided ahead of training camp if he will hold out…

At the end of minicamp, reports surfaced that tight end Greg Olsen was unhappy with his current contract and was hoping for a new deal with the Carolina Panthers. That desire for a new deal hasn’t changed and according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, the tight end may hold out at the start of training camp.

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According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Rosenhaus recently said that he doesn’t like to see his players hold out but it is certainly an option for Greg Olsen. If the tight end were to hold out, he could be fined $40,000 a day by the Carolina Panthers.

There is no question that Olsen’s current deal doesn’t reflect his production or where he ranks among tight ends. Olsen has continued to produce at a high level after he signed a three-year, $22 million extension only two years ago. The average salary of $7.5 million ranks seventh among tight ends.

However, Olsen has continued to produce as one of the best tight ends in the league. He currently has a streak of three straight 1,000 receiving yards, which is an NFL record. Olsen also earned a Pro Bowl selection each season. He also is one of three tight ends to play every game over that stretch and hasn’t missed a game since his rookie season in 2007.

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The Carolina Panthers though are in a tough spot with a potential new deal for Greg Olsen. Olsen is getting up their in age at 32 years, and it remains to be seen if he can continue to produce at this high level. If the two sides are able to reach a deal, they will have to do it quickly as training camp is less than two weeks out.