Gunner Olszewski

Gunner Olszewski

Wide Receiver #72
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 170 lb.
College:Bemidji State
Age:23
Born:November 26, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Gunner Olszewski: Placed on injured reserve

Olszewski (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Tuesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Analysis: Accordingly, Olszewski's season is over. He totaled two catches for 34 yards on the season to go with 179 yards on punt returns. Mohamed Sanu (ankle) handled punt-return duties in Week 11 against the Eagles and if healthy, figures to share those duties with Julian Edelman going forward.

November 19, 2019 1:51 PM EST

Gunner Olszewski: No-go for Week 11

Olszewski (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Olszewski practice in a limited basis Friday, and as evidenced by this news, seems to be dealing with an issue serious enough to force him to miss time. In his stead, Matthew Slater and Julian Edelman will be called upon to handle kick and punt return duties respectively.

November 17, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Officially questionable

Olszewski (ankle/hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Olszewski was limited in Friday's practice due to ankle and hamstring issues. If the rookie first-round pick were forced to miss any time, Matthew Slater and Julian Edelman would field kicks and punts, respectively.

November 15, 2019 1:46 PM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Healthy going forward

Olszewski (ankle) was absent from the injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Olszewski missed the Week 9's loss to the Ravens, but he leveraged the bye week to get healthy. The rookie wideout will suit up for Sunday's game against the Ravens, but he's not expected to have a major role on offense, especially with rookie first-round pick N'Keal Harry in line for his NFL debut.

November 13, 2019 3:00 PM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Catches first two passes as a pro

Olszewskiwas on the field for 50 of a possible 82 snaps on offense in Thursday's 35-14 win over the Giants, en route to catching two of his three targets for 34 yards.

Analysis: Olszewski, who has been serving as the Patriots' punt returner, saw his profile in the team's offense expand Thursday, with Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) inactive and Josh Gordon (knee) forced out of the contest after seeing just 26 snaps. The Patriots don't play again until Oct. 21 and if either Dorsett or Gordon are able to play then, Olszewski figures to revert to his usual role, which didn't yield him a catch through his first five contests this season.

October 11, 2019 9:49 AM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Ready to rock

Olszewski (hamsting) will play in Sunday's tilt against the Bills.

Analysis: Olszewski was a late addition to the injury report heading into the game, but as evidenced by this news, could've been just precautionary. With Julian Edelman's (chest) snap count unclear for the game, Olszewski could see time in the offense, as well as being deployed as the team punt return man for Week 4.

September 29, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Hamstring injury crops up

Olszewski (hamstring) has been added to the New England's injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with Buffalo, Mike Reiss of ESPN's NFL Nation reports. He's listed as questionable.

Analysis: Olszewski isn't an impact player on offense but normally handles punt return duties. Julian Edelman would be the likeliest candidate to take over punt return duties if Olszewski can't go.

September 28, 2019 5:03 PM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Logs seven snaps on offense

Olszewski was on the field for seven of a possible 77 snaps on offense in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Olszewski, who was not targeted in the game, saw some snaps on offense Sunday, with Julian Edelman (ribs) banged up, but looking ahead he'll continue to see the bulk of his snaps on special teams.

September 23, 2019 10:25 AM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Serves as punt returner

Olszewski did not see a snap on offense in Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Olszewski did see 16 special teams snaps in Week 2, while serving as the Patriots' punt returner. That's a role he figures to maintain, with an eye toward keeping starting receiver Julian Edelman safe from harm's way in the return game.

September 16, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Serves as punt returner

Olszewski logged one of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-3 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Olszewski did see 13 special teams snaps, en route to returning two punts for 35 yards. With Antonio Brown poised to join the team's wideout mix, Olszewski obviously isn't going to be a big factor in the team's attack. However, he could remain active as a returner, with an eye toward keeping Julian Edelman safe from harms way on that front.

September 9, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Clear of head injury

Olszewski was cleared of a concussion after Thursday's preseason game versus the Panthers, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Olszewksi suffered the head injury in Thursday's contest but the issue was never expected to force him to miss any time. The 22-year-old should be good to go for the preseason finale against the Giants next week.

August 23, 2019 9:07 AM EST

Gunner Olszewski: Dealing with head injury

Olszewski suffered a head injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers but is expected to play in the preseason finale against the Giants, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Olszewski was one of a few Patriots who suffered an injury in Thursday's exhibition, though he's unlikely to miss any game action. Assuming he's cleared to play, he'll have one more opportunity to prove he belongs on the 53-man roster.

August 22, 2019 9:00 PM EST

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