NFL News: Bears Trade Olsen to Panthers

| by Off The Record

Man, there is a ton of NFL activity this week. Tough to keep up. We all know that Mike Martz can’t stand pass-catching TE’s, and now the Chicago Bears have proven it. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have sent Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for an autographed Cam Newton 8×10.

“Just filed story: #Bears have traded Greg Olsen to #Panthers for player (not Steve Smith) & draft pick,” Biggs tweets.

The Bears actually got a pick and a player to be named later as Biggs points out. Olsen joins his fellow University of Miami alum Jeremy Shockey, who breaks down all the time and isn’t very good anymore.

Olsen could be headed for a big fantasy year. Young QB’s like Cam Newton like to have tight ends as safety valves.