Greg Olsen Reportedly Could Hold Out from Panthers Training Camp over Contract

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2017

Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen (88) runs after a catch in practice during the NFL football team's organized team activities in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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When asked about the possibility of holding out from training camp, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen didn't rule it out Wednesday.

Appearing on ESPN's Adam Schefter's Know Them From Adam podcast (h/t Rotoworld), Olsen said it was "too early" to say if he would hold out.

Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported last week that Olsen is in search of a new contract to make him one of the NFL's highest-paid tight ends.

He is currently seventh among tight ends in average annual salary and 12th in guaranteed money.

According to Spotrac, Olsen has two years remaining on his contract with an annual base salary of $6.5 million.

The 32-year-old veteran is coming off his third consecutive 1,000-yard season, as he registered 80 receptions for 1,073 yards and three touchdowns in 2016.

Olsen is a three-time Pro Bowler and has firmly established himself in recent years as quarterback Cam Newton's go-to target.

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