Greg Olsen returning, signing two-year extension with Panthers

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If he does so, he will at the very least tie Packers tight end Jimmy Graham as the league's highest-paid based on average dollars per year.

It appears that Greg Olsen isn't quite ready to hang up his cleats and head to the booth to be an analyst.

If Monday Night Football wants Greg Olsen, they're going to have to wait.

Olsen and the Panthers agreed Thursday on a two-year extension, a source informed Adam Schefter of ESPN. The 33-year-old will make $6.5 million in 2018 before the extension kicks in for 2019 and 2020. Ed Dickson stepped up in the starting tight end role as he had 30 catches for 437 yards. But he did miss nine games in 2017 due to a broken foot he sustained in Week two.

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In 7 games, Olsen hauled in 17 catches for 191 yards and 1 touchdown a season ago.

The Panthers tallied an 11-5 record last season before falling to the Saints in the NFC wild-card round. Olsen is now the lone tight end on the Carolina roster with any sort of consistent playing experience.

The talented tight end was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and he spent his four NFL seasons with Chicago. He remains former MVP Cam Newton's favorite target in the passing game.

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