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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

Jury gets fatal accident case of ex-Viking's wife

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the vehicular homicide trial of the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser and recessed without a verdict.

Report: Vikings release RB King

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Vikings cut RB Caleb King, who was released from jail on Tuesday after being arrested Saturday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press.

Discussions for Vikings stadium without roof being discussed

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
There is a proposal being discussed among some Republican legislators in Minnesota for an open-air stadium to reduce the cost of a new stadium for the Vikings.

Vikings' new OL transformation shouldn't be difficult

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings are comfortable moving Charlie Johnson to left guard after drafting OLT Matt Kalil in Round One.

Vikings strike again, land starting safety Smith

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Rick Spielman landed two starters in Day One of the NFL draft, adding S Harrison Smith to a troubled secondary.

Vikings trade, then opt for positional value

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
The stories will say that the Vikings selected their left tackle of the present and future in Matt Kalil, but that’s only part of the story.

Browns trade up to No. 3 pick

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded up and swapped picks with the Vikings to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Minn. GOP lawmakers want game-tied stadium taxes

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
A handful of Minnesota lawmakers said Monday that the state's portion of the cost of a new Vikings stadium should be funded with new taxes on the team and its fans.

Vikings players hit Capitol as stadium votes near

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:40 a.m. ET
Three Vikings players joined in a lobbying effort at Minnesota's Capitol, urging legislators to approve funds for a new stadium.

Senser: Wife said she struck construction cone

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
In his wife's trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser testified that she told him she had hit a construction cone, not a person.

Report: Vikings agree to terms with WR Simpson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.

The First Fifteen: Draft insights

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
We take a look at key story lines leading up to the first round of the draft, including the top QBs, the Alabama starting five and the likely biggest bust position.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Minnesota Senate revives hope for Vikings stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
After Roger Goodell met with Minnesota politicians Friday, a state Senate committee passed a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium.

Goodell talks with Minnesota governor about stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney II met with Minnesota lawmakers on Friday to discuss the stadium issue.

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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