CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have officially placed three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve.
The move was expected after Olsen told reporters on Sunday that he ruptured his right plantar fascia in Carolina's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
The Panthers have signed wide receiver Mose Frazier from the practice squad to take Olsen's roster spot.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)
New faces: RB C.J. Anderson, WR Torrey Smith, WR Jarius Wright, WR D.J. Moore, TE Ian Thomas, OL Jeremiah Sirles, DT Dontari Poe, CB Donte Jackson, S Da'Norris Searcy, QB Taylor Heinicke.
Key losses: RB Jonathan Stewart, OG Andrew Norwell, TE Ed Dickson, DE Charles Johnson, DT Star Lotulelei, CB Daryl Worley, S Kurt Coleman, QB Derek Anderson.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are beginning to feel like they have hit on something big with fourth-round draft pick Ian Thomas.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers signed five of their eight draft picks.
The team announced Thursday they have signed second-round draft choice cornerback Donte Jackson, fourth-round draft picks tight end Ian Thomas and defensive end Marquis Haynes, fifth-round selection linebacker Jermaine Carter and seventh-round draft choice defensive tackle Kendrick Norton.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons.