Greg Olsen announces his retirement

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Greg Olsen lined up a job last summer for after his retirement from the NFL and he is ready to move onto that phase of his career.

Olsen agreed to a job with FOX Sports and he appeared on their pregame show ahead of the NFC Championship Game to announce that he is retiring as an NFL player. He will now join the network on a full-time basis after making occasional appearances for them in recent years.

Olsen had 24 catches for 239 yards and a touchdown in 11 games for the Seahawks this season. He spent the previous nine seasons with the Panthers and played four seasons in Chicago after the Bears picked him in the first round of the 2007 draft.

He had 742 catches, 8,683 yards, and 60 touchdowns over his entire career. He ranks third in Panthers history for both catches and receiving yards.

8 responses to “Greg Olsen announces his retirement

  1. Good for him; Still playing at high level & retirement comes with the Seahawks still wanting him on their roster. Well done & good luck in the new gig.

  2. Always seemed to really “get” the game, articulate, and telegenic. I figured he’d either go into TV or coaching. TV is the far easier gig. I wonder if Fox will plug him into a high profile team right away a la Romo or if he’ll work his way up through college broadcasts for awhile.

  3. One of my all-time favorite Panthers! I won’t soon forget his contributions to some of the best Panthers teams that I had the pleasure of following. The loss of Greg Olsen stung ALMOST as much as the release of Cam last year. Olsen has always been a class act on and off of the field. I hope that he flourishes in his new role!

  4. Class act. Only had him in Seattle one year, wish it were more. Enjoy “retirement”!

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