CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The season is over for Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.
- Olsen missed three games earlier this season
- He is a three-time Pro Bowl selection
- He is the only tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons
The team placed him on injured reserve Wednesday morning after he re-injured his right foot in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“We got as much out of it as we could have,” Olsen said after the game. “Finally my foot just had enough.”
Olsen missed three games earlier this season after hurting the foot in the season opener.
He missed seven games with the same injury last year. Olsen had 27 catches and four touchdowns in nine games this season. The three-time Pro Bowl selection is the only tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
The Panthers have signed wide receiver Mose Frazier from the practice squad to take Olsen's roster spot. Rookie Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz are expected to split duty at tight end. Thomas is the better receiver of the two with 16 receptions for 133 yards this season.
The team will play the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, December 9.