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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 15, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:45 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

He will be missed. He reminds me of a much better Jeremy Shockey, and he will be missed. I hope that he finds a system there in Carolina that fits his skills. Its unfortunate that we have a coordinator who can't use him properly. The Bears hopefully picked up a playmaker, because they just lost one.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:37 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

Good TE's together will line up nicely in the offense. Darn shame there isn't a qb on the team that can throw the ball and yes I am most definately including Cam Newton



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:35 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

What the F Chicago....This player to be named better be good!



Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:33 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

Depends how high draft pick if a fourth or later i love this move.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:26 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

Shockey and Olsen will be awesome together in the red zone.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:25 pm
 

TE Olsen traded to Panthers for pick and a player

I just threw up in my mouth!
 


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