Panthers news: Greg Olsen out vs. Seahawks due to concussion
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Panthers TE Greg Olsen out vs. Seahawks due to concussion

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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will not play in his team’s Week 15 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday due to a concussion, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

It will mark the second straight game that Olsen has missed.

Olsen initially suffered the concussion during his team’s Week 13 loss to the Washington Redskins after taking a hit from linebacker Ryan Anderson, who was consequently ejected.

The veteran was able to participate in practice on a limited basis this week, but he has yet to clear concussion protocol.

In the 12 games he has played this season, Olsen has logged 48 catches for 552 yards and a couple of touchdowns in what has been a solid bounce-back year for the three-time Pro Bowler.

Foot injuries limited Olsen to just 16 games combined in 2017 and 2018.

The 34-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Miami, was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round (31st pick overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

He played in 14 games during his rookie campaign, catching 39 passes for 391 yards and a pair of scores.

Olsen spent the first four years of his career with the Bears before linking up with the Panthers in 2011. While he had been consistently productive up until that point, he didn’t really break out until 2012, when he hauled in 69 receptions for 843 yards while reaching the end zone five times.

Then, from 2014 through 2016, Olsen posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons that all resulted in Pro Bowl appearances, topping out at 1,104 yards in 2015.

Carolina is just 5-8 on the year.