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TE Olsen traded to Panthers for draft pick

Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:20 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 9:17 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It was just a few hours ago when we told you that the Bears had put TE Greg Olsen on the trading block, as agent Drew Rosenhaus tweeted that Chicago was willing to be very “reasonable” in who they got for swapping Olsen.

The Panthers have taken the Bears up on the deal.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Olsen is on his way to Carolina in exchange for a player (not likely named Steve Smith) and for an undisclosed draft pick.

Olsen caught 41 passes last year for 404 yards and five touchdowns, and he’ll join a crowded tight end group in Carolina with Jeremy Shockey and Ben Hartsock already on the roster.

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Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:04 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for draft pick

DUMB ASS BEARS WE NEED WRs AND A GOOD TE



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:49 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for draft pick

Stupid move, Bears



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:23 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for draft pick

It's likely one of the RBs, either Stewart or Goodson, since DAW got the big contract.
You are out of your ever-lovin'-mind if you think Greg Olsen is worth Jonathan Stewart, much less Jonathan Stewart AND a draft pick.  If the Panthers were looking to deal Stewart there would be significantly better offers on the table for him.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:20 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for draft pick

really?  you put that much stock in greg olsen?  that he was the difference between first place and now last place?



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:19 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

I think they should've left Hester where he was. The guy is probably their deadly weapon and they're wasting him at WR. it's gotta be hard to play wideout and then go and try to return a kick. He's gotta be gassed by the 3rd quarter. They need to leave him where he does damage. Watching him single-handedly kill the Broncos a couple of years ago was unbelievable.



Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:14 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

Just when you thought the Bears couldn't get any worse, they go out and surprise you like this! Get ready for last place finish. 



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:06 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

Yeah, that's what the Bears needed...less passing threats. Why does everyone think that Martz is some kind of offensive genius? He rode the coattails of Dick Vermeil. Vermeil was doing the same thing in Kansas City as he did in St. Louis because he was the genius. So far Martz has failed at every stop and destroyed the offenses in the process. Olsen is a good TE and it sucks that Denver didn't go after him, but Denver isn't going after anybody.



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:55 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

He will be missed



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:54 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

Bears got a 3rd round pick and NO players.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:46 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

He was an important part of the Bears passing game. It makes me wonder if he was having issues with Cutler or Martz......


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