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Greg Olsen shaves overgrown beard, rejoins society

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Football and the pursuit of a Lombardi Trophy can be a brutal and demanding slog. Even the most mild-mannered of men become something else during the journey from the first practices of training camp to the final gauntlet of playoff competition.

You can see that transformation on the faces of many players, who have a habit of growing gnarly beards that make them look less likely fathers, sons and husbands and more like bear food from the The Revenant.

The end of the season brings with it a return to civilian life, and yes, civility. Here's Panthers tight end Greg Olsen shaving his overgrown facial hair, a move we surmise was greatly supported by the Olsen home.

Welcome back to society, Greg. You were missed.

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