NFL roundup: Greg Olsen breaks leg in Panthers win

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 04: Tight end Greg Olsen
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 04: Tight end Greg Olsen /

In Week 2 of the NFL season, the Carolina Panthers lost one of their biggest offensive weapons in tight end Greg Olsen against Buffalo.

The Carolina Panthers took on the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 of the NFL schedule, and while they won the game, they lost one of their best offensive weapons. Tight end Greg Olsen broke his leg in the team’s 9-3 victory over the Bills, and will be out indefinitely. Olsen has racked up over 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, so his absence will definitely be missed.

Staying with the injured in Week 2, it looks like a Cleveland Browns wide receiver will be out for quite some time as well. Corey Coleman broke his hand in the team’s bad loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, adding injury to insult. The Browns looked like Browns of old on Sunday, as their quarterbacks combined for four interceptions in the game.

To some good news, the Los Angeles Chargers had some history on Sunday, even though they once again blew a very winnable game. The Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught the 112th touchdown of his career, passing Tony Gonzalez for first on the all-time list for tight ends. Gates and the Chargers were beating the Miami Dolphins for nearly the entire game, but ended up losing on a missed game-winning field goal by rookie kicker Younghoe Koo.

In other AFC West news, Marshawn Lynch had a very successful home opener for the Oakland Raiders. An Oakland native, Lynch came out of retirement to join the Raiders this offseason, and scored a touchdown in the team’s win against the New York Jets on Sunday. Lynch gives the Raiders a legitimate threat at the running back position, and it has made them even more dangerous on offense this season.

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Finally, it looks like Colin Kaepernick may be closer to getting back to the NFL. After starting the season off by not scoring one touchdown through their first two home games, the Cincinnati Bengals look lost on offense. Some of the Bengals are hoping the team signs Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl only five years ago. Kaepernick has yet to find a suitor this season, despite the fact that guys like Case Keenum and Kevin Hogan are currently taking snaps in live regular season games.