Vikings GM Wants Greg Olsen Off Fox Broadcast

Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

The Vikings requested to have Olsen work a different game, but that request was reportedly declined.

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, per NFL.com, that he spoke with the NFL and Fox and relayed that the team feels it is inappropriate to have Olsen in the booth for Sunday's game.

Here is your "tempest in a teapot" Vikings controversy for the week: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who has been on injured reserve since early in the season after breaking his right foot, will serve as a TV analyst for Fox during its broadcast of the Vikings' showdown with the 7-2 Rams on Sunday. The Vikings play the Panthers on December 10 in a game that could have major playoff implications. Fox Vice President of Communications Eddie Motl released a statement saying, in part, "we fully respect the Vikings' concerns and will limit the amount of pregame access allowed to Greg". In 2014, then-Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck called a Rams-Cardinals game and Marcus Allen also did it in 1994 for a game between the Lions and Buccaneers.

"I don't know how much inside info they're going to give me", Olsen said on the Panthers' website. "I don't know how many production meetings I'll be allowed in considering we play them a few weeks later".

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