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John Carlson

John Carlson - #89 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 248 lbs.
Birthday 05/12/1984
Birthplace St. Cloud, MN
College Notre Dame
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 7th pick by Seahawks

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
8 43 0

Vikings trade Harvin to Seahawks

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to trade WR Percy Harvin to the Seahawks in exchange for multiple draft picks, according to published reports.

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Minnesota Vikings, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Vikings release WR Jenkins

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the release of WR Michael Jenkins on Tuesday. Jenkins was reportedly due a $2.425 million roster bonus this month.

Lattimore hopes to inspire during incredible comeback

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 7 p.m. ET
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore isn't letting a gruesome knee injury slow him down en route to his path to the NFL.

Frazier: Harvin excited about being a Viking

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he thinks Percy Harvin is excited to be a Viking amid trade rumors.

Vikings GM: No intent to trade Harvin

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the team has no intent of trading WR Percy Harvin.

Spielman: Vikings have 'no intent' of trading Harvin

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 3 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the club has "no intent" to trade mercurial WR Percy Harvin, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Vikings to play two cold seasons in outdoor stadium

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Lester Bagley said Friday that the team plans to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Carter thanks Vikings for help through drug issues

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Cris Carter says he never would have made it to Canton without the tough love of the Vikings.

Vikings exercise Frazier's fourth-year option for 2014

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings exercised the fourth-year option for head coach Leslie Frazier for 2014, the team announced Wednesday.

Vikings should keep Harvin ... for now

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin has not been a team player, but he's too valuable to trade right away — unless he forces the Vikings to do it with his actions.

Vikings RB Peterson has sports hernia repaired

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday that RB Adrian Peterson underwent a surgical procedure on a sports hernia injury.

Report: Vikings C Sullivan undergoes knee surgery

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
John Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500.

Birk, Moss face off after winding careers

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Randy Moss and Matt Birk have taken fascinating paths from Vikings teammates to Super Bowl foes, 15 years in the making.

Vikings will explore free-agent WR possibilities

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings will seek WR help through the draft, but don't rule out free agency as an option for fixing things, too.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 25, 2012
Carlson has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against Tampa Bay with a concussion.||||||| Carlson is considered week-to-week.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier also said that tight end John Carlson won't be ready to play Friday in a preseason game against San Diego. Frazier said Carlson might be able to play in the final preseason game on Aug. 30 at Houston.||||||| The Vikings signed Carlson as a free agent to pair him with Kyle Rudolph in their two-tight end sets for a boost to their passing game, but he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on July 31 and hasn't practiced since. Carlson missed the 2011 season after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder.
Posted March 14, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings have signed John Carlson to a five-year deal, bringing the tight end back to his home state.||||||| The 27-year-old Carlson spent his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. But he missed all of last season after needing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum that occurred in training camp. ESPN first reported the agreement, which includes $11 million in guaranteed money. Carlson grew up in Litchfield, about a 90-minute drive west of Minneapolis.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
Carroll said Tuesday that Carlson will need season-ending surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder that has sidelined him for the past two weeks of training camp.||||||| Carlson was expected to be used in multiple two tight end sets along with newcomer Zach Miller. Carlson is also in the final year of his contract with Seattle, making his future with the Seahawks tenuous.
Posted Jan. 17, 2011
Carlson and cornerback Marcus Trufant are returning from Chicago after both suffered concussions in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff loss to the Bears.||||||| A team spokesman said Monday the pair had been released from the hospital where they were held overnight for observation and were returning to Seattle. Both players were taken from the field Sunday on a cart and strapped to a backboard. Carlson was hurt in the first quarter leaping near the sideline, falling directly on his head when he was upended by Danieal Manning.

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