Seahawks lose TE Carlson for season

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 7:31 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Seahawks TE John Carlson will have season-ending surgery, head coach Pete Carroll announced Tuesday.

"That's a big loss for us," Carroll said.

Carlson suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder, an injury that occurred earlier in the month.

In 15 games last season, Carlson had 31 catches for 318 yards and a touchdown. It was the least productive season of his career, which was entering its fourth season. He went 55-627-5 in his rookie campaign in 2008.

The way we see it

Luckily for the Seahawks, they went out and made a splash in free agency, signing former Raiders TE Zach Miller, who will be the No. 1 tight end. The offense would have had a nice dynamic, though, with two pass-catching tight ends. Competing to be the No. 2 tight end now will be Anthony McCoy, Cameron Moorah, Anthony McCoy and Dominique Byrd.