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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

Favre active, Peterson inactive vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Fave has been elevated to the 45-man game-day roster against the Bears on Monday, but RB Adrian Peterson will not play.

Report: Tinoisamoa will not play vs. Vikings

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Bears will be without SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa for the fourth time in their last five games when they play the Vikings Monday night.

Bears-Vikings prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
There are a couple significant variables that add intrigue to this game, but neither is powerful enough to swing it in the Vikings' favor.

Vikings make QB moves, place Hutchinson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings made multiple quarterback moves on Monday in preparation for their game tonight vs. the Bears.

Vikings P Kluwe says TCF Bank Stadium 'unplayable'

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Vikings will host the Bears Monday night at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, though if it were up to punter Chris Kluwe, the game would be held at a different venue.

Injury report for Bears-Vikings MNF game

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 15 Monday-night game, Chicago at Minnesota, showing the status of each injured player.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to keep an eye on when the Vikings take on the Bears in Week 15: Bears DE Julius Peppers vs. the Vikings' offensive line.

Unenviable QB situation brewing for Vikings

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
With Brett Favre out of the mix for the Vikings' Monday-night game against the Bears, they will turn their hopes to rookie Joe Webb as the starter.

Favre now listed as questionable vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
After earlier being listed as out for Monday night's game against the Bears, Vikings QB Brett Favre now has been upgraded to questionable.

Webb to start for Vikings

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Saturday that QB Brett Favre has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears and rookie Joe Webb will get his first start.

Memories from a streak

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The toughness Brett Favre showed — both on and off the field — during his 297-game starting streak make it the most remarkable accomplishment in sports.

Harvin expects to play after seeing migraine specialist

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin is expected to play on Monday night vs. the Bears after seeing a migraine specialist in Arizona to deal with his constant headache problems.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Devin Hester didn't have a return for touchdown against Minnesota in Week 10, but he did put the offense in good field position, returning two kickoffs for 100 yards and two punts for 47 yards in Chicago's 27-13 ...

Three-and-out with Bears ORG Roberto Garza

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears ORT Roberto Garza this week and we discussed the Vikings' defensive line, the continuity in personnel on the offensive line and the development of the Bears' starting right tackle, rookie J'Marcus Webb.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup when the Bears head to Minnesota to face the Vikings in Week 15.

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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