Panthers place Greg Olsen on IR with designation to return

The Panthers announced Tuesday that Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has been placed on injured reserve with a broken foot. The Panthers hope Olsen, who was injured in Sunday’s 9-3 win over the Bills, can return in eight weeks and begin practicing in six weeks.

Olsen would be eligible to practice on Halloween and could play in Carolina’s Week 10 home game against the Dolphins on Nov. 13. The Panthers have their bye the following week before a Nov. 26 showdown with the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

That, the players’ attorneys say, unleashed a cash-grab by, among others, lenders who have charged interest rates of 50 percent or more to players who agreed to pay back the money when they received their parts of the settlement.

“We don’t want to watch these awards be cannibalized,” player attorney Christopher Seeger told Judge Anita B. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who is overseeing the settlement.

According to the Times, Brody convened the hearing in response to news reports of what she called “purportedly deceptive or misleading solicitations.”

During the course of Tuesday’s hearing, player attorneys said hundreds of their clients may have been swindled by unscrupulous lenders and advisers, some of whom Nike NFL Jerseys From China described themselves as “claims service providers” who would help players file claims for fees of Philadelphia Eagles Cheap Jerseys up to 15 percent of any cash awards.

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