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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 PK Walsh wins 2012 Golden Toe Award

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie PK Blair Walsh was voted the 2012 Golden Toe winner as the NFL's top kicking specialist.

Lagging Vikings stadium funds concern lawmakers

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
A state lawmaker is growing concerned about the reliability of tax revenue that is supposed to help pay for construction of a new Vikings stadium.

Peterson wins PFW/PFWA MVP honors

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson is the winner of both the MVP and Comebacker Player of the Year awards, as voted by Pro Football Weekly and the PFWA.

Vikings thrived with fewer coaching errors

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
A sounder, smarter Vikings coaching staff was a big reason for the team's success in 2012.

Peterson's freakish healing will make others suffer

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
By healing so quickly and turning in his best season to date, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has set an unfair standard for others' rehabilitations.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Harvin's role with Vikings remains unknown

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Since WR Percy Harvin landed on injured reserve on Dec. 5, his future with the Vikings seriously has come into doubt.

Vikings DE Allen to have shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen will have surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com in Minnesota.

Packers show off depth in wild-card win over Vikings

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:43 a.m. ET
The Packers reminded everyone of how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Vikings 24-10.

Vikings' Ponder inactive; Webb starts vs. Packers

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is suffering from burisitis and will not play in the wild-card matchup against the Packers in Green Bay.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Packers pass defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Strange as it may sound given Adrian Peterson’s ability to take over a game, the Packers must focus on Vikings QB Christian Ponder.

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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