Greg Olsen is ready to get back to practicing with the team and getting back on the field for the Panther's game against the Jets, and this week he took some time with the media to talk about it!
Before he is back in the game though, he will be part of FOX's broadcast team for the Minnesota Vikings vs Rams game this Sunday while the Panthers are on a bye week.
There has been some controversy swirling about this happening, and Greg also weighs in on this...
If you are not familiar with the story about Greg taking a place in the broadcast booth this week....
Sports Illustrated reports:
Minnesota's general manager Rick Spielman is unhappy with FOX's decision to go with Greg Olsen in the broadcasting booth for the Vikings–Rams game this Sunday, reports NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Olsen, who is on injured reserve with a foot injury for the Carolina Panthers, can return in Week 12 against the Jets. The Vikings play the Panthers on Dec. 10.
Spielman reportedly said that he thinks its inappropriate for him to broadcast the Vikings game. But FOX intends to keep Olsen on the Vikings game, albeit with less pregame access to the Vikings.
"We are excited for the opportunity to make this Sunday's broadcast fun and insightful with Pro Bowler Greg Olsen," FOX said in a statement provided to Sports Illustrated. "We fully respect the Vikings concerns and will limit the amount of pre-game access allowed to Greg. We look forward to welcoming him in the broadcast booth and giving viewers a unique perspective this Sunday."