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It looks as though the Panthers fears have been realized. Star tight end Greg Olsen will reportedly miss extended time after fracturing his foot in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Exactly how much time Olsen will miss is unknown at this point, but anytime the injured reserve list is mentioned, it's not a good sign.
Olsen is Cam Newton's favorite target, so losing him is a huge blow to a Panthers offense that struggled through the air in Week 1. Newton was unable to find any real chemistry with any of his wide receivers. Devin Funchess had the best showing with only three catches for 41 yards.
Panthers announced TE Greg Olsen re-fractured his right foot against Dallas. There are no plans for surgery at this time. Olsen hopes to be able to play again this season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2018
In terms of replacements for the Panthers, they will look to their depth chart, which has rookie Ian Thomas next up. Thomas is an intriguing athletic rookie, who was a fourth-round pick out of Indiana. If he can develop chemistry and a level of trust quickly with Newton, he could become a viable option for them.
Report: Panthers plan to keep Olsen on 53-man https://t.co/ttt4ppUfoD— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) September 11, 2018
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