Greg Olsen’s Son Adorably Writes ‘Get Well’ Card To Kelvin Benjamin
After tearing his ACL at Panthers practice on Wednesday it was announced that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin would need to undergo season-ending surgery. It's a major blow to a Panthers offense that is not very deep, but it also tugged at the heartstrings of another, smaller member of the team. Tight end Greg Olsen's son Tate was at practice when Benjamin suffered his injury and was carted off the field, and according to his dad, he woke up the next morning to make him a homemade card.
First thing Tate did when he woke up this am was ask to make Kelvin a card. He was at the practice that KB got injured and has been asking about him since. We're all thinking about KB and Stephen Hill as they recover. They'll be missed this year for sure.
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Anybody who has ever been blessed with getting a card made for them by a little kid knows it's seriously the cutest most heartwarming thing in the world. No matter what kind of day you are having, that kind of thing can always put a smile on your face. Looks like on top of having a very successful NFL career, Olsen has also managed to raise one really sweet little guy; and one who clearly knows the value of his dad's teammates.
As a rookie, the 6'5", 245 lb. Benjamin quickly became one of the most important players on a re-surging Carolina Panthers team last year, hauling in 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and 9 touchdowns. Olsen, who had the best overall year of his career in 2014, coincidentally finished the season with exactly 1,008 yards receiving as well.
The current options on the roster to replace Benjamin as the number one receiver are either veteran Jericho Cotchery - who caught 48 balls for 1 touchdown last year - or rookie Devin Funchess out of Michigan.
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