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Carolina Panthers: Greg Olsen’s son recovering from 3rd open-heart surgery

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen missed practice on Monday to be there for his son’s open-heart surgery. T.J. Olsen was born in 2012 with a congenital heart defect, and Monday’s procedure was the last of three scheduled surgeries.

“TJ is out of surgery and being brought to ICU shortly,” Olsen tweeted Monday afternoon. “Were very anxious to go see him. Thanks everyone for all the prayers and well wishes.”

Extra points: Rookie guard Trai Turner has not practiced since injuring his groin against Kansas City on Aug. 17. He has not ruled out playing this week at Pittsburgh.

•  Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, who’s had three ACL surgeries on his right knee, was given the day off. Strong safety Robert Lester missed his second consecutive practice since injuring his right ankle against the Patriots.



•  The Panthers have 79 players on the roster after Sunday’s cuts. They have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to get to 75. Final cuts are Saturday, when rosters must be at 53 players.



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