The Carolina Panthers on Friday reinstated Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen to the 53-man roster so he can play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Olsen was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken foot during a Week 2 win over the Buffalo Bills. He missed the past eight games while in rehab, but on Monday, the team turned in paperwork to the league to have him reinstated.

Coach Ron Rivera said Olsen had a good week of practice, doing everything he has been asked "and then some."

"It's exciting," Rivera said. "He's obviously a part of what we do. We haven't had him for a while. We feel good about getting him back at this time, especially going into this final stretch of the season."

The Panthers (7-3) are trying to keep pace with the New Orleans Saints (8-2) in the NFC South. They face the Saints, who have won eight straight since a 0-2 start, next week in New Orleans.