Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen won’t play Week 17 against 49ers

Liz Mathews
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Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen was recently activated back from the injured reserve after suffering torn plantar fascia in his foot. He appeared in his first game back last week but will sit out against the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle’s regular-season finale.

Although he was listed on Friday’s injury report as questionable, coach Pete Caroll confirmed Olsen would not be playing on Sunday.

“We’re going keep him out of this game is what we’re going to do,” Carroll said after practice. “Just to make sure that he’s ready next week. Just a little flare-up from last week, but he handled it well, practiced today and got through it and all that, but we just think it’s the best thing to do is to give him another weekend.”

Carroll said Olsen really only suffered a “tweak” and is expected to return back to practice next Wednesday, giving him nearly a week to recover before the playoff preparations begin.

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