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Report: Panthers prioritizing Davis extension; no talks with Olsen


Greg Olsen will apparently have to get in line to receive the extension the tight end publicly stated he desires.

The Carolina Panthers' first priority is expected to be extending veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, sources told Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. The 34-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of the 2017 season. As he's shown little sign of decline, it's logical the Panthers are looking to lock him down to another short-term extension.

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Meanwhile, despite Olsen's demand for a new contract and the possibility he could hold out from training camp, Carolina has yet to talk to the pass-catcher about reworking his contract.

While this decision doesn't sit well with Olsen, adds Person, the Panthers are putting Davis first because Olsen has two years remaining on his deal - worth a total of $13 million - to Davis' one.

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