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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 announce ticket policy for Monday night

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Vikings have announced the ticket policy and information for next Monday night's game vs. the Bears, which will be played at TCF Bank Stadium following the collapse of the Metrodome's roof last Sunday due to a snowstorm.

Bears players concerned about conditions at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Some Bears players expressed serious concerns about playing on a frozen surface at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday night.

Vikings place QB Jackson on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Tarvaris Jackson's consecutive-games streak is over at one as the team placed him on injured reserve after he suffered a turf toe injury Monday night, starting in place of Brett Favre.

Restoring the rush key for Bears’ defense

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' secondary has received a large share of the blame for the breakdowns during the defense's horrendous first half against the Patriots in Week 14, but the pass rush wasn't as effective as it needed to be ...

Report: Vikings sign QB Ramsey

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to terms with QB Patrick Ramsey, agent Jimmy Sexton told the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press today.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
With an uncertain situation at quarterback, the Vikings will be relying heavily on their offensive line and backs to keep the chains moving against the Bears.

Vikings still on hold with TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings have not confirmed where they are playing on Monday against the Bears, but they say they are working towards making it as close to a home game as possible.

Vikings-Bears to be played at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced late Tuesday that the Metrodome will be unavailable for Monday night and the Vikings-Bears game will be played at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

Vikings place CB Cook on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed rookie CB Chris Cook on injured reserve after he battled knee injuries all season.

Vikings planning in case Metrodome not ready

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings are working hard to repair the tear in the inflatable roof above the Mall of America Field for Monday's game against the Bears, but they also are ready for Plan B, if needed.

Vikings' Jackson has turf toe; Frazier hopes to have Favre back

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a turf toe in the loss to the Giants and that Brett Favre's season — and career — might not be over.

Week 14: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
We once more examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week 14 loss to the Giants.

Vikings' players of the Week: Week 14

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players of the week from the Vikings' 21-3 loss to the Giants in Detroit.

Giants dominate Favre-less Vikings 21-3

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
The New York Giants took advantage of Brett Favre standing on the sideline as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had long runs in a 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Favre's NFL-record streak of 297 straight ...

Favre inactive vs. Giants, streak over at 297

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre is inactive for tonight's matchup against the Giants, ending his consecutive-starts streak at 297 consecutive games. Tarvaris Jackson will take his place in the Minnesota starting lineup.

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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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