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Vikings GM Wants Greg Olsen Off Fox Broadcast

Sports Illustrated logo Sports Illustrated 5 days ago Charlotte Carroll

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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, who is on injured reserve with a foot injury for the Carolina Panthers, can return in Week 12 against the Jets. The Vikings play the Panthers on Dec. 10.

Spielman reportedly said that he thinks its inappropriate for him to broadcast the Vikings game, and a request for Olsen to work a different Week 11 game was reportedly denied.

"We are excited for the opportunity to make this Sunday's broadcast fun and insightful with Pro Bowler Greg Olsen," FOX said in a statement provided to Sports Illustrated. "We fully respect the Vikings concerns and will limit the amount of pre-game access allowed to Greg. We look forward to welcoming him in the broadcast booth and giving viewers a unique perspective this Sunday."

“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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