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Cat Scratch Reader Dec 8, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings Friday injury report: Greg Olsen questionable, Shaq Thompson out for Sunday’s matchup

Panthers vs Vikings Friday injury report: Greg Olsen questionable, Shaq Thompson out for Sunday’s matchup

The Panthers will get Greg Olsen (and Ryan Kalil) back on Sunday, but will have to do without the services of Shaq Thompson against the Vikings. The Panthers were back on the field today in preparation for their game this Sunday against the Vikings, and Shaq Thompson was the only player who didn’t participate. Unfortunately, this also means he will be unable to play on Sunday and has been officially ruled out for the Panthers. Everything else in today’s practice went pretty much as expected. Greg Olsen practiced again today, which is good. He appears to be ready to play on Sunday....
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 7, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings Thursday injury report: Greg Olsen practices again, Tyler Larsen and Shaq Thompson sit out again

Panthers vs Vikings Thursday injury report: Greg Olsen practices again, Tyler Larsen and Shaq Thompson sit out again

The Panthers are hopeful their star tight end will be able to make an impact against the Vikings on Sunday. The Panthers were back on the field today in preparation for their game this Sunday against the Vikings, and only two players sat out today’s practice - Tyler Larsen and Shaq Thompson. We’ll need to keep an eye on those two tomorrow, because if they miss tomorrow’s practice their status for Sunday’s game could be in danger. Everything else in today’s practice went pretty much as expected. Greg Olsen practiced again today, which is good. He appears to be ready to play on...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 6, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings Wednesday injury report: Greg Olsen returns to practice and is expected to play on Sunday

Panthers vs Vikings Wednesday injury report: Greg Olsen returns to practice and is expected to play on Sunday

The Panthers hope their star tight end will be back on the field this Sunday in a must-win game against the Vikings. The Panthers were back on the field today in preparation for their game this Sunday against the Vikings, and several players sat out today’s practice. Mike Adams and Julius Peppers were given a vet day of rest, and Kaelin Clay, Tyler Larsen, Jonathan Stewart and Shaq Thompson all sat out with various injuries. Larsen is one to keep an eye on this week. With Ryan Kalil still not playing due to a ‘sore neck’ that has sidelined him for nearly every game since Week 2,...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 3, 2017
Panthers at Saints game day inactives: Greg Olsen won’t play today for Carolina

Panthers at Saints game day inactives: Greg Olsen won’t play today for Carolina

The Panthers will give their star tight end a week off to rest his injured foot. The Panthers and Saints are prepared for a huge clash to determine who will (most likely) win the NFC South. Both teams are 8-3 so this is a huge game for everyone involved. The Panthers are a half game behind the Saints in the standings thanks to the Week 3 drubbing the last time these two teams met, so this one probably means a little bit more for Carolina since they have some revenge to serve. Both teams will be without star players today. The Panthers have announced that tight end Greg Olsen won’t play...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 1, 2017
Panthers at Saints Friday injury report: Greg Olsen missed practice, listed as questionable

Panthers at Saints Friday injury report: Greg Olsen missed practice, listed as questionable

The Panthers’ star tight end took another day off as he recovers from re-injuring his broken foot last Sunday. The Panthers were back at it again today at practice to prepare for their upcoming battle with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday that could decide who wins the NFC South title. Tight end Greg Olsen was held out again today and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday. Ron Rivera has stated all week that he expects Olsen to be available. Thomas Davis, Christian McCaffrey, Ryan Kalil and Shaq Thompson are also listed as questionable for game day but are all expected to suit...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 1, 2017
CSR Gifts from the Heart 2017: ‘Tis the season of giving!

CSR Gifts from the Heart 2017: ‘Tis the season of giving!

We’re back with our 2nd annual charity drive. This year’s recipient - the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation. Last year, Cat Scratch Reader raised over $1000 for Greg Olsen’s charity The HEARTest Yard. This year we’re going to try to do the same thing for another Panthers-related charity. Our recipient this year is the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation. I’ve said numerous times that Thomas Davis is my favorite player in the NFL, and it’s partly because of the impact he has on the community through his charity. The work he does with underprivileged neighborhoods is...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 1, 2017
The Scratching Post: Cam Newton is ‘chomping at the bit for a rematch with the Saints’

The Scratching Post: Cam Newton is ‘chomping at the bit for a rematch with the Saints’

The first Panthers-Saints game didn’t go Carolina’s way, but that doesn’t mean Cam Newton isn’t ready for another shot at New Orleans. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Carolina Panthers don't appear concerned about Cam Newton's sore thumb | David Newton, ESPNCam Newton struggled with his accuracy against the Jets, but the Panthers don't think his thumb will be an issue for Sunday's showdown in New Orleans. Hopefully it’s not a big issue. Cam Newton, Panthers need old reliable Greg Olsen...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 30, 2017
Panthers at Saints Thursday injury report: Greg Olsen sits out practice, but for ‘precautionary reasons’ according to Ron Rivera

Panthers at Saints Thursday injury report: Greg Olsen sits out practice, but for ‘precautionary reasons’ according to Ron Rivera

The Panthers’ star tight end took another day off as he recovers from re-injuring his broken foot last Sunday. The Panthers were back at it again on the practice field today in preparation for their upcoming battle with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday that could decide who wins the NFC South title. Today’s injury report looks a lot better than yesterday’s. All but one of the key Panthers starters who didn’t practice today returned to action this afternoon. Greg Olsen is the only one who missed practice, but according to Ron Rivera they’re holding him out for ‘precautionary...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 29, 2017
Panthers at Saints Wednesday injury report: Greg Olsen sits out practice, Ryan Kalil limited

Panthers at Saints Wednesday injury report: Greg Olsen sits out practice, Ryan Kalil limited

The Panthers’ star tight end took the day off as he recovers from re-injuring his broken foot last Sunday. The Panthers returned to the practice field today in preparation of their upcoming battle with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday that could decide who wins the NFC South crown. Several key Panthers starters didn’t practice today, including running back Christian McCaffrey, who has a slight injury to his shoulder. He’s not expected to miss Sunday’s game, however. Greg Olsen also didn’t practice today as a precaution while he recovers from aggravating his recently healed broken...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 27, 2017
Panthers Injury Update: Greg Olsen’s foot X-ray negative

Panthers Injury Update: Greg Olsen’s foot X-ray negative

Greg Olsen’s X-rays came back negative for further damage to his ankle following soreness in New York. Panthers fans got a dose of good news following an ‘ugly’ win over the Jets on Sunday. Greg Olsen, who exited the game early with what was reported only as a foot injury, was taken for x-rays to ensure there was no new damage to the same foot that had him on injured reserve for eight weeks. According to several sources, including NFL reporter Ian Rapoport, Olsen’s initial status is okay, with further tests coming. Whether he will return for a much needed boost in the divisional...
NFL Trade Rumors Nov 27, 2017

X-Rays Negative On Panthers TE Greg Olsen Foot Injury, Undergoing More Tests Today

Adam Schefter reports that initial X-rays on Panthers TE Greg Olsen’s foot came back negative and he’s now scheduled to undergo further evaluation Monday. During the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets, Olsen re-aggravated his surgically repaired foot and was quickly ruled out for the game. However, the team later said that they were just … The post X-Rays Negative On Panthers TE Greg Olsen Foot Injury, Undergoing More Tests Today appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 27, 2017
The Scratching Post: Greg Olsen ‘aggravates foot injury’ in win over Jets

The Scratching Post: Greg Olsen ‘aggravates foot injury’ in win over Jets

The Panthers hope he won’t miss any more time after suffering a setback yesterday against New York. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Greg Olsen aggravates foot injury vs. Jets | Joe Person, Charlotte ObserverPanthers tight end Greg Olsen, who missed more than two months with a broken foot, left in the third quarter after aggravating his foot injury. Hopefully he’s okay and won’t miss any more time. Recap: Panthers 35, Jets 27 | Jared Allen, Panthers.comTouchdowns by the defense and special...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 26, 2017
Panthers at Jets game day inactives: Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil active for Panthers

Panthers at Jets game day inactives: Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil active for Panthers

The Panthers are getting key players back at just the right time. Cam Newton’s got his dawg back, y’all. Greg Olsen is active today against the Jets, and he’s expected to play ‘about half the snaps’ according to Ron Rivera. Coach Ron Rivera told me ideally they want Greg Olsen to be involved in half of their offensive snaps. He said Olsen should start, but that depends on personnel group. #CARvsNYJ #Panthers— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) November 26, 2017 The Panthers will also have Ryan Kalil active for today’s game, though he won’t start and will split time at...
NFL Trade Rumors Nov 25, 2017

NFC Notes: Panthers, Redskins, Saints

Panthers Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters on Friday that they’re excited about TE Greg Olsen‘s return from injured reserve. “It’s exciting,” Rivera said of Olsen’s return, via Panthers.com. “He’s obviously a part of what we do, and we haven’t had him for a while. We just feel good about getting him back, especially going into … The post NFC Notes: Panthers, Redskins, Saints appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 24, 2017
Panthers at Jets Friday Injury Report: Greg Olsen is back, others are questionable

Panthers at Jets Friday Injury Report: Greg Olsen is back, others are questionable

The Panthers will have their star tight end for the first time since the second week of the season. The Carolina Panthers activated tight end Greg Olsen today, clearing the way for him to start for the team for the first time since week 2. According to head coach Ron Rivera, he'll take Curtis Samuel's roster spot. RR: Greg Olsen will be activated today. Curtis Samuel to IR.— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) November 24, 2017 Greg Olsen might not be the only Pro Bowler rejoining the Panthers on Sunday. According to Rivera it’s unclear whether Ryan Kalil will suit up against the Jets....

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