Olsen (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation on the Panthers' final injury report for Sunday's game in Detroit. Olsen returned to full participation Friday after being listed as a limited participant the previous two days. He's still at risk of an in-game setback with his foot injury, but the downside is outweighed by a favorable matchup against a Lions defense that has surrendered 9.2 yards per target to tight ends (and 8.9 yards per pass attempt overall) this season.
Olsen (foot) was listed as a limited participant on Thursday's estimated practice report, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press. Rather than a traditional practice session, the Panthers instead opted for a brief walk-through due to the rainy weather in the area. That prevented Olsen from getting a full slate of reps in after a limited showing Wednesday, but the tight end is expected to practice without any restrictions Friday. If he does so, Olsen will avoid an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest against the Lions and should be in store for an ample workload. The 33-year-old has played 94.4 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps since returning from a fractured right foot in Week 6.
Olsen brought in four of six targets for 40 yards in the Panthers' 52-21 loss to the Steelers on Thursday. Olsen was the second-leading pass catcher in both receptions and receiving yardage for Carolina, a testament to the struggles their passing game endured. The veteran tight end is apparently managing his troublesome foot well, as he's posted at least four grabs in four of the last five games. While Olsen did see his three-game touchdown streak end Thursday, he naturally remains one of Cam Newton's most trusted targets. He'll look to improve on Thursday's production against the Lions in a Week 11 battle on Nov. 18.
Olsen (foot) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Per usual, the Panthers limited Olsen's exposure in practice this week, holding him to limited availability Monday and Tuesday before clearing him for full activity Wednesday. The veteran has a friendly matchup on tap Thursday versus a Steelers defense that has conceded 72.9 yards per game and four touchdowns to tight ends in eight games this season.
Olsen (foot) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Coming out of Sunday's 42-28 win over the Buccaneers, Olsen didn't suffer any reported setbacks with the right foot he fractured in the season opener, so his limitations Tuesday are presumably maintenance-related. The Panthers could restrict Olsen's reps again Wednesday in an attempt to keep him as fresh as possible on the short week, but the tight end appears in little danger of missing Thursday's tilt with the Steelers.
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