What's with Greg Olsen's vanishing act?

Not only did Greg Olsen see his playing time diminish in last Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, the pass-catching tight end also was on the field for only 4 of 12 third-down plays.

And the Bears passed on all 12.

Olsen was on the field for 38 of the 59 offensive plays (64.4 percent), but didn't make a catch for the second consecutive game. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz's schemes have been known to rule out the tight end, but many believed Olsen would an exception to the rule.

"With some of the protection stuff we were doing, we were counting on Brandon (Manumaleuna) going in to be the extra blocker to try to help us push the ball down the field a little bit," Olsen said. "That's just sometimes how it happens."

Olsen stands fourth on the team in receptions with 15 for 179 yards and two touchdowns. He led the Bears with 60 last season.

"We're doing everything possible to get Greg involved,'' quarterback Jay Cutler said. "Some games he's going to be more involved than others."

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