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Vikings GM Wants Greg Olsen Off Fox Broadcast

The Vikings requested Olsen be moved to another game, and that was declined, Pelissero reported.

Minnesota's general manager Rick Spielman is unhappy with FOX's decision to go with Greg Olsen in the broadcasting booth for the Vikings-Rams game this Sunday, reports NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Olsen is on IR with a foot injury, but expected to make his return by Week 12, healthy in time for their game against the Vikings. That's not sitting particularly well with Minnesota, who believes it could give the Panthers an unfair advantage when they play them in Week 14.

Fox inviting Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen to be a guest commentator for a game during Carolina's bye week seemed innocuous enough. Olsen won't be in production meetings or at Vikings practice as broadcast teams commonly are, but is slated to be in the booth Sunday. "We look forward to welcoming him in the broadcast booth and giving viewers a unique perspective this Sunday". "The player will be in the broadcast booth and will not be attending practice or a production meeting". Olsen is a well-known player, explains the game well, and maybe Fox would find its Tony Romo once Olsen wants to retire. 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. He sidestepped the controversy, saying, "I don't know, I'm going to let higher ups than me handle that". Players and coaches often meet with broadcasters in production meetings and share information about personnel and strategy that they wouldn't otherwise share in an open media setting.



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