Olsen announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Olsen spent his final season with the Seahawks and recorded a 24-239-1 line over 11 games. The 35-year-old spent 14 seasons in the league with stops in Chicago, Carolina and Seattle, and he caught 742 passes for 8,683 yards and 60 touchdowns. He earned three trips to the Pro Bowl as well. Olsen will join Fox as an analyst in the broadcast booth.
Jan 24, 2021 11:18 AM EST
Olsen wasn't targeted in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Olsen clearly wasn't back to 100 percent after returning from a plantar fascia tear in his left foot. The veteran tight end logged just eight snaps on offense and wasn't involved in the passing game. Olsen finished the regular season with a 24-239-1 line through 11 games. This may have been Olsen's last time on the field before he heads to the broadcast booth.
Jan 10, 2021 9:10 PM EST
Olsen (foot) was a full participant at Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Olsen missed last week's win against the 49ers, and coach Pete Carroll attributed his absence to a "flare up" of the plantar fascia tear in his left foot. However, the 35-year-old tight end is ready to battle through the injury as he makes possibly his last run at a Super Bowl. Olsen logged just 12 snaps in the only game he has played since suffering the injury in Week 11. He may face a similar pitch count in Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Rams, in which case Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly will take on larger roles.
Jan 5, 2021 4:07 PM EST
Olsen (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Analysis: Olsen returned last week from a brief stint on injured reserve, playing 12 snaps in the Seahawks' win over the Rams and finishing with a 15-yard reception on two targets. While head coach Pete Carroll suggested that Olsen didn't aggravate the plantar fascia tear in his left foot against the Rams, the tight end did experience what Carroll termed as a "flare up." Rather than having Olsen push through the injury with little at stake in the regular-season finale, the veteran will be given the week off with the hope that he's closer to 100 percent for the playoffs. Look for Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister to handle most of the snaps at tight end Week 17.
Jan 3, 2021 12:12 PM EST
Olsen (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, but head coach Pete Carroll relayed Friday that the tight end won't play in the regular-season finale, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: After spending four games on injured reserve due to a foot issue, Olsen returned to action for the Week 16 win over the Rams, playing 12 offensive snaps and finishing with one reception for 15 yards on two targets. Though Olsen returned to practice Friday after sitting out sessions Wednesday and Thursday, Carroll said the veteran experienced a "little flare up" with his foot. As such, the Seahawks will err on the side of caution and hold Olsen out Week 17, with the hope of ensuring his availability for the postseason. Look for Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister to split reps at tight end against San Francisco.
Jan 1, 2021 2:20 PM EST
Olsen (foot) has been labeled questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Seattle did not release a practice report Friday, but the veteran tight end was confirmed as being unable to participate between the Seahawks' Wednesday and Thursday sessions. Olsen did not face any practice restrictions heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Rams, rendering his lack of involvement to be of concern as Seattle prepares for its regular-season finale. With a first-round bye still mathematically in reach for the Seahawks heading into Week 17, the urgency to get Olsen onto the field may be increased. However, surely the team will be wary of aggravating the fascia tear in his left foot.
Jan 1, 2021 1:32 PM EST
Olsen (foot) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Olsen hasn't appeared on the practice field since playing in this past Sunday's win over the Rams. There's no indication that the 35-year-old aggravated the fascia tear in his left foot, which kept him out for four games, but it's concerning nonetheless. Of course, the veteran tight end doesn't need to practice all week to play Sunday, and a return to practice Friday should put him on the right track for the season finale against San Francisco.
Dec 31, 2020 5:18 PM EST
Olsen (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Olsen returned from a fascia tear in his left foot for last week's win over the Rams. He was clearly being eased into action by playing just 12 of 63 snaps on offense, so missing Wednesday's practice could be part of his recovery plan. His status shouldn't concern fantasy managers, as there's a decent chance that both Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly handle more reps than Olsen on Sunday against the 49ers.
Dec 30, 2020 4:55 PM EST
Olsen was targeted twice and caught a 15-yard pass in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.
Analysis: In his first game back from a four-game stint on IR, Olsen played just 12 of 63 snaps on offense. This sort of pitch count was to be expected after rehabbing -- possibly not in full -- a fascia tear in his left foot. It wouldn't be surprising if Olsen continues to work as the No. 3 tight end behind Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly in the season finale against San Francisco.
Dec 28, 2020 1:17 PM EST
The Seahawks activated Olsen (foot) from injured reserve Saturday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: After spending more than a month on IR due to a fascia tear in his left foot, Olsen is slated to suit up for the first time since Week 11. His snap count remains to be seen, as he'll vie with Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly for snaps among Seahawks tight ends Sunday against the Rams. Prior to his injury, Olsen averaged a pedestrian 9.7 YPC and 6.4 YPT while scoring one TD on his 35 targets.
Dec 26, 2020 11:34 AM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Olsen (foot) "is returning this week," Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Carroll reeled in his own optimism by saying that Olsen needs to make it through the practice week first. Still, the 35-year-old tight end is determined to get back on the field to finish out what may be his last NFL season. He wasn't particularly productive before the injury, posting a 23-224-1 line over 10 games. And since he is recovering from a ruptured plantar fascia, it's possible that he doesn't get back to 100 percent. Olsen can be safely left of fantasy radars in standard formats as a result.
Dec 21, 2020 3:25 PM EST
Olsen (foot) is considered a "long shot" for Sunday's game against the Football Team, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Olsen only just returned to practice Wednesday, so it would seem probable that the Seahawks allow him a bit more time to get healthy. The veteran tight end ruptured the plantar fascia in his left foot Week 11 and hasn't played since. Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister will continue to split most of the reps at tight end until such time as Olsen returns.
Dec 19, 2020 11:00 AM EST
The Seahawks designated Olsen (foot) for return from IR on Wednesday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Olsen will now have a 21-day window to be evaluated at practice without counting against the active roster. The veteran tight end appears to be making an impressively quick recovery from the ruptured plantar fascia in his left foot, considering that he's only missed three games and could be eligible to return as early as Sunday's contest against the Football Team. Of course, the Seahawks could wait until as late as Week 17 to activate Olsen.
Dec 16, 2020 2:02 PM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Olsen (foot) is "challenging" to practice this week, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Olsen has missed three games since suffering a ruptured plantar fascia in his left foot in Week 10, meaning he's eligible to return from IR this week. Once he returns to practice, it will open his 21-day window to be activated from IR. Carroll said Olsen is "very positive and upbeat" about the prospect of getting back on the field soon, and there seems to be a good chance that the veteran tight end returns before the end of the regular season. In the meantime, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister will continue to handle the bulk of the team's tight end reps.
Dec 14, 2020 3:31 PM EST
Olsen (foot) is intent on returning to "finish this year," Pat Leonard of the New York Daily Newsreports.
Analysis: After suffering a non-contact injury to his left foot during Week 12's win against the Cardinals, Olsen has been projected to miss up to eight weeks. This is not the first time the 35-year-old has had a foot injury re-emerge, but the veteran tight end remains adamant that he'll make a possible 2020 return. For the immediate future, Jacob Hollister, who caught two of his five targets during Monday's win over the Eagles, and Will Dissly will continue to take the majority of the snaps at tight end.
Dec 5, 2020 12:36 PM EST
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he's hopeful Olsen (foot) will be ready to return from injured reserve in 4-to-6 weeks, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Carroll acknowledged that 4-to-6 weeks could be "on the early end" of a projected return, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously reported that ruptured plantar fascia Olsen sustained to his left foot in the Seahawks' 28-21 win over the Cardinals on Nov. 19 could sideline the tight end for 6-to-8 weeks. Regardless, the Seahawks aren't abandoning hope of Olsen playing again this season, which could be the 35-year-old's last in the NFL. In the meantime, Seattle is expected to turn to Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister to split most of the work at tight end.
Nov 24, 2020 1:01 PM EST
The Seahawks placed Olsen (foot) on injured reserve, Logan Reardon of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Olsen suffered a fascia tear in his left foot during last Thursday's win over the Cardinals, the severity of which is expected to sideline him 6-to-8 weeks. As such, it appears as though a best-case scenario for the veteran tight end could allow him to return late in the regular season or during the playoffs. In the meantime, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister are expected to split Seattle's reps at tight end.
Nov 23, 2020 2:13 PM EST
Olsen (foot), who suffered a ruptured plantar fascia to his left foot in Thursday's 28-21 win over the Cardinals, is expected to miss about six weeks to two months, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wasn't willing to speculate on an initial timeline for Olsen's return after the veteran exited late in Thursday's win, but as anticipated, the 35-year-old tight end looks like he'll be forced to miss several games as a result of the injury. Foot concerns are nothing new for Olsen; he fractured his right foot in 2018 and ruptured the plantar fascia in the same foot later that same season before undergoing surgery. Olsen is fortunate in the sense that his latest injury is to the opposite foot, but he sounds like he'll need some extended time off for rest and rehab before potentially gearing up for a return late in the regular season or during the playoffs. While Olsen is sidelined, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister are expected to handle most of the reps at tight end.
Nov 20, 2020 1:08 PM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that Olsen sustained a fascia tear injury in his left foot, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Carroll also said that Olsen's injury could be a rupture, but that he could have a shot at "a quick recovery." The veteran tight end missed seven games due to a similar issue in his left foot back with the Panthers in 2018. It remains to be seen how much time Olsen will miss this time around, or even whether he could return this season, but for the time being the Seahawks will roll with Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister at tight end.
Nov 19, 2020 9:13 PM EST
Olsen will not return to Thursday's game against the Cardinals due to a foot injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Analysis: Olsen suffered the non-contact injury midway through the fourth quarter, and he immediately signaled for medical attention. The veteran tight end was then carted to the locker room after being briefly examined in the medical tent. In Olsen's stead, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister will handle Seattle's tight end duties. He had two catches for 20 yards before being forced out Thursday.
Nov 19, 2020 8:04 PM EST
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