Monday ProCanes Report: Olsen Comes Up Big
The Monday ProCanes report will weed through all the NFL highlights and news to bring you the information you care about the most... what the former University of Miami Hurricanes did during the week prior. Despite recording only one catch in the game, Carolina Panthers' tight end Greg Olsen set a career high in season yardage with a 47-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. The sixth-year tight end eclipsed his 2009 mark of 612 yards on the play, moving to 636 through 12 games - sixth-most among all NFL tight ends.
Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers) - one catch, 47 yards, one touchdown
Olsen's 47-yard score, which tied the game at 7-7 in the first quarter, was the second-longest play of his career, and his best since a 52-yard reception in 2008. The Wayne, N.J. native has served as one of quarterback Cam Newton's most consistent weapons in his second season with Carolina, ranking second on the team with 50 catches and 636 yards. He is one of two ProCanes tight ends with more than 600 receiving yards on the season, joining New Orleans Saints' Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham (654).
Video Highlights: Career-Long TD
Ed Reed (Baltimore Ravens) - one interception, one fumble recovery
Baltimore's 11th-year safety played a role in two Ravens turnovers, including a key interception in the endzone off Steelers' quarterback Charlie Batch to preserve a late fourth-quarter lead. Reed increased his lead in all-time interception return yardage to 1,541 on the play, returning to Baltimore's 34-yard line. The interception, the 61st of his career, solidified the Miami native's position at No. 10 all-time in the category. Reed also recovered a fumble in the third quarter, the 10th recovery of his career.
Video Highlights: Fumble Recovery | INT #61
Brandon Harris (Houston Texans) - six tackles
Houston's second-year cornerback was expected to play a key role in Sunday's game against Tennessee - and he delivered. Seeing an increased role due to injuries to usual starters in the secondary, Harris led the team with six tackles. His stout performance on defense, combined with a four-tackle, one-INT showing from fellow ProCane Darryl Sharpton, helped Houston clinch another playoff berth with a 24-10 win over the Titans. Harris, who drew widespread praise for his performance, was also credited with two pass defenses.
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