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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

Predicting worst teams not easy business

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says the Colts will edge out the Vikings for low men on the totem pole in the NFL this season.

Vikings could have surprise performer in Griffen

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Everson Griffen could find himself on the field more this season as a specialty-package linebacker for the Vikings.

Vikings RB Peterson to start training camp on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed RB Adrian Peterson on the active physically-unable-to-perform list to start training camp.

Titans C Cooper retires

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Titans C Jon Cooper retired Friday and accepted a coaching position at Oklahoma.

Vikings sign first-round OT Kalil

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms with No. 4 overall pick OT Matt Kalil, the St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported.

Former Vikings GM Lynn dies

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn died Saturday. He was 76. Lynn served as the team’s GM from 1975-90.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Agent: Favre will be an assistant high school coach

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school football coach in his native Mississippi.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

Dayton sorry for comparing NFL players to war vets

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton apologized Thursday for comparing NFL players in trouble with the law to veterans returning from war.

Minn. governor defends Vikings RB Peterson

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Gov. Mark Dayton has a theory on why so many Minnesota Vikings and other NFL players have been in trouble with the law.

Hearing in Peterson nightclub case set for Aug. 6

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s court date is set for Aug. 6 on a misdemeanor charge from an incident last weekend at a Houston nightclub.

Attorney says charge against RB Peterson a lie

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson was a victim, not the aggressor, during an altercation at a Houston night club over the weekend, his attorney said Monday.

Vikings RB Peterson arrested for resisting arrest

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston for resisting arrest. 

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

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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