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Report: Panthers’ Greg Olsen wants a new contract

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After three straight 1,000-yard season and three straight Pro Bowl appearances, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen wants a new contract.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Olsen wants a new contract that will pay him a similar range as the top tight ends in the NFL.

Following his first 1,000-yard season with the team in 2014, Olsen signed a three-year extension with the franchise that put him under contract through the 2018 season. Olsen has since put together two more 1,000-yard campaigns and is unquestionably Cam Newton’s most reliable target in the Panthers’ passing attack.

Via Person, Olsen is the seventh-highest paid tight end in the league. His extension from 2015 averages $7.5 million a season. Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Jordan Reed, Rob Gronkowski, Zach Ertz and Charles Clay are the six tight ends making more than Olsen under their current contracts.

While Olsen’s deal averages $7.5 million a year, he’s scheduled to earn $6.5 million in base salary in each of the next two seasons.

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25 Responses to “Report: Panthers’ Greg Olsen wants a new contract”
  1. jeremycrowhurst says: Jun 14, 2017 1:34 AM

    On the bright side, after Charles Clay is forced to take a pay cut, Olsen will be promoted to sixth-highest paid….

  2. johnnnyschatzan says: Jun 14, 2017 1:45 AM

    Charles Clay.

  3. ivydude81 says: Jun 14, 2017 1:57 AM

    Charles Clay’s agent getting to work!

  4. mojodoa says: Jun 14, 2017 2:31 AM

    No leverage this year.

  5. linvillegorge says: Jun 14, 2017 2:48 AM

    Joe Person is a hackwho is almost universally despised within the Panthers organization for his consistently idiotic questions during press conferences and trying to drum up controversial stories out of nothing. From reading this “article” it’s pretty clear that’s exactly what he’s doing again. Looks like he asked Olsen if he wants more money. Who doesn’t??? Olsen has to be a little more aware of who he’s dealing with.

  6. deprado1 says: Jun 14, 2017 3:22 AM

    Players want to sign and get the big guaranteed bonuses. Then they play a year or two and want to renegotiate. If that is the case, then sign one year deals.

  7. aldavisisthenfl says: Jun 14, 2017 6:38 AM

    He’s incurring a lot lawyer fees from his rapey bro…..

  8. redeemerac says: Jun 14, 2017 6:46 AM

    This is the one guy who deserves a bigger contract, great locker room presence, never hurt, never complains, and always produces.

  9. namingrights says: Jun 14, 2017 7:15 AM

    Don’t break the bank, but pay the man.

    Reliable, never injured, team leader, great in the community
    Keep Pounding

  10. ak18346 says: Jun 14, 2017 7:26 AM

    I feel the Panthers will give him a new contract after the end of this year. He is the most consistence TE in the league. He is great rep for the team working in the community always out helping where he can. As a homer Panthers fan I would give him the money #paytheman

  11. brutus3413 says: Jun 14, 2017 7:56 AM

    As my dad used to say…”it’s nice to want things.” The conversation usually ended right about there.

  12. vysethelegend says: Jun 14, 2017 8:34 AM

    He certainly deserves one.

  13. bmorepositive123 says: Jun 14, 2017 8:36 AM

    Just curious, how old is he? He seems like the type of player who takes care of himself in the offseason and during the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ages well like Tony Gonzalez did.

  14. jwf239 says: Jun 14, 2017 8:46 AM

    I think that sounds totally reasonable.

  15. mysterytonite says: Jun 14, 2017 9:03 AM

    The Panthers gave him 13 mill to sign and then paid him 1.5 the next year. He has two years left at 6.75 mil per season. So they essentially gave him a one year advance to sign the deal. The guy has been rock solid in the locker room and misses no time due to injury. If I was the Front Office I would try to do right by him and see if I could extend him a couple of more seasons.

  16. vicksdawgpound says: Jun 14, 2017 9:17 AM

    He is among the top paid TE. Quit complaining because your not the top.

  17. accobra says: Jun 14, 2017 9:35 AM

    He deserves it

  18. chc4 says: Jun 14, 2017 9:40 AM

    Cry me a river.

  19. JameisWillTakeUsToThePromiseLand says: Jun 14, 2017 10:55 AM

    Panthers don’t give in….

    – Bucs fan

  20. nhpats says: Jun 14, 2017 11:02 AM

    Olsen would have jumped on that fumble…

  21. murphyslaw40 says: Jun 14, 2017 12:06 PM

    Panthers got him for a 3rd round pick, he has produced at a top level for more than just one or two years. He’s not going to be grabbing the negative headlines that Big Cat hates. The only problem is he has 2 years on his deal. What happens when the next guy thinks he’s in the same situation as Greg is?

    Odd note, that 3rd rounder to Chicago was sent to Miami (with another 3rd) for Brandon Marshall.

  22. bleedgreen33 says: Jun 14, 2017 12:10 PM

    It doesn’t matter how much you pay him…they’ll still figure out how to somehow lose ten or eleven games.

  23. nookers says: Jun 14, 2017 12:11 PM

    Charles Clay has been a huge disappointment for the Bills. Lets trade him for Olsen ..

  24. skippynj says: Jun 14, 2017 12:23 PM

    I think he should sit out this season.

  25. junkmtb says: Jun 15, 2017 9:36 AM

    Give him something just don’t break the bank!

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