Report: Greg Olsen won’t hold out

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Panthers tight end Greg Olsen wants a contract that he feels has a better ratio of productivity to compensation and he didn’t rule out holding out of training camp in order to press his case, but it looks like that won’t be how things play out in Charlotte.

Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Olsen plans to report to the start of camp at Wofford University with the rest of his teammates on Tuesday.

Olsen became the first tight end in league history with three straight seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards when he caught 80 passes for 1,073 yards last season. He’s set to make base salaries of $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons.

Olsen’s push for a new deal has been going on at the same time as linebacker Thomas Davis’ quest for his own and the way those things were being handled have been cited by some as reasons why the Panthers fired General Manager Dave Gettleman last week. Marty Hurney, who returned to the G.M. job on an interim basis after Gettleman’s firing, was in the job when the Panthers first acquired Olsen in a trade with the Bears.

5 responses to “Report: Greg Olsen won’t hold out

  1. I never support athletes holding out but I was crossing my fingers that Olsen would sit.
    I despise the Panthers and that self centered ego maniac bum Cam Newton. He can’t hit receivers beyond 15 yards down field so that is why Olsen is such an asset to him.
    I would have loved watching on Sundays as Sham air mailed receiver after receiver.
    Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to hope that a fumble lands in front of him in every 4th quarter of every game and all he’ll have to do is pounce on it to win the game.

    This way I know they’ll end up 0-16.

  2. Who wouldn’t want a handout from someone who can write you a check for 20K and never miss a dime of it? Olson is a great player and comes off as a good guy, but he also comes off as the type who would be somewhat uncomfortable putting himself in a situation where he might be perceived as selfish or greedy even if justified. Could be wrong about him, but some people are just always held hostage by their dorkier instincts to a degree and that just kinda the way they are.

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