Panthers veterans provide playoff hope at New Orleans
Greg Olsen – TE
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For the first time since his rookie season, tight end Greg Olsen missed significant time during the year. Sidelined by a broken bone in his foot, the Panthers tight end and a favorite target of Newton, has only played in four complete games this year.
After logging over 1,000 yards in each of the past three years, Olsen didn’t top 200 in 2017 but should be completely healthy and ready to go for the playoffs. Like Kalil, Olsen wasn’t on the field for either game against the Saints but is capable of providing a jolt to the offense and key target for Newton.
An 11 year veteran, Olsen spent his first four seasons in Chicago before coming to Carolina. This is his fourth playoff appearance with the Panthers and fifth of his career.
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These four veterans have been instrumental in keeping the team focused all year, even if not participating weekly on the field. Now that all are healthy and should contribute, New Orleans can expect a different team than the one they saw twice during the regular season.