Panthers TE Olsen aims for 3rd straight 1,000-yard season (The Associated Press)

Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has never been one for statistics or personal accolades. No other tight end in league history has accomplished that feat, including personal idols Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten. ”For me, that checks off a lot of different boxes – productivity, reliability, durability, longevity,” said Olsen, whose Panthers take on Denver on Thursday night in the NFL regular season opener.