It’s unclear if he will miss any practice this week because of the lingering soreness.
Olsen had returned to practice on a full-time basis last week as the team was on its bye and was activated from injured reserve on Friday. His availability will be closely monitored this week as the Panthers prepare for a division showdown against the Saints.
Carolina (8-3) will look to keep its four-game winning streak alive when it visits New Orleans (8-3) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.
Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans, hamstring, 4:05 p.m. ET: Hamstring issues have been the nemesis of many of the Titans, and Matthews is the latest victim. His injury surfaced during a practice session in advance of the Week 12 game, and he hasn’t played since. Even though he did not play last Sunday, Matthews had begun to increase his running work. This week, he continued his progress with a return to limited practice Wednesday. He upgraded to full participation Thursday and Friday and even expressed optimism about his status for Sunday early in the week. His removal from the pregame injury report cements his status for the Week 13 contest against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with reliever Luke Gregerson, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney.
The deal includes a vesting option for 2020.
The 33-year-old right-hander struggled some with Houston last season. In 61 innings, he had a 4.57 ERA, marking the third straight year his ERA rose from the previous season.
He had 31 saves and a 3.10 ERA for Houston in 2015, following four straight seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA for San Diego and Oakland.
Seung-hwan Oh led the Cardinals with 20 saves last season, but the 34-year-old had a 4.10 ERA. Former closer Trevor Rosenthal, who lost the job to Oh, came on with 11 saves later in the year.