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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 sign OT Horn

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Friday that they have signed OT Levi Horn, a second-year player out of Montana.

Vikings extend training camp

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the dates of their training camp on Wednesday and it will stretch to three weeks long.

Vikings add DE Reed

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced the signing of DE Nick Reed, who spent time with both the Bears and Bucs last season.

Vikings to use Gophers' stadium

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Vikings have entered into an agreement with the University of Minnesota to use TCF Bank Stadium during the construction of a new Vikings stadium.

New Vikings stadium a near certainty

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Minnesota Senate voted 36-30 on Thursday in favor of a new stadium for the Vikings. The last step is a signature from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Vikings' Peterson determined to be ready by Week One

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who is rehabbing from a torn ACL and MCL, said Wednesday he expects to be healthy by the season opener.

Vikings new stadium just one vote away

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
The Minnesota state Senate must approve a new bill that would approve the funding for a $975 million stadium that would open in 2016.

Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium?

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
If the Vikings want a new stadium, it appears they'll have to ante up more money or else walk away from the proposal.

Minnesota Senate approves changed stadium bill

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The Vikings moved one step closer to a new stadium in Minneapolis on Tuesday, as the Minnesota Senate voted in favor of a bill to finance it. 

Vikings stadium bill passes Minnesota House

Posted May 08, 2012 @ midnight ET
The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 73-58 to pass legislation for a new Vikings stadium.

Vikings release PK Longwell

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings released veteran PK Ryan Longwell on Monday, the team announced. He had been with Minnesota the past six seasons.

Saints sign DT Ayodele

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Saints signed DT Remi Ayodele to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Wife of ex-Viking guilty in hit-and-run

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The wife of ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser was convicted of two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed a man in August on an interstate highway ramp.

Vikings stadium vote set for Monday

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
A vote will take place next Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives to approve or deny funding for a Vikings stadium proposal.

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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