With Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis locked up through 2018, the next order of business for new/old general manager Marty Hurney would appear to be tight end Greg Olsen.
Or maybe not.
While Davis was entering a contract year before signing a one-year extension Tuesday, Olsen has two years left on his deal. And while Hurney has talked with Olsen and his agent Drew Rosenhaus since taking over as interim GM last month, it appears nothing is imminent, according to league sources.
“I haven’t talked to Marty about it or anybody about it,” Olsen said Wednesday after the first of two joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. “ If something gets done, great.
“But we’ve got a lot going on now with training camp and preseason and whatnot. So it hasn’t been really something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about.
“But we’ll see over these next couple of weeks what happens.”
Olsen, 32, had sweat dripping off his beard while he spoke to a reporter after the two-hour practice in humid conditions.
Olsen, entering his 11th season, said he appreciated the way the Tennessee defensive players approached the practice. No one took any cheap shots and there were a lot of instances of guys helping up players from the other team.
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