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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

Good can come from Favre's streak ending

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Brett Favre's streak is over at 297 consecutive games, which is hard to believe, but it was the right time to end it.

Vikings-Eagles Week 16 game flexed

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
The Week 16 Vikings-Eagles game has been flexed to the Sunday-night prime-time slot.

Tickets no longer available for Vikings-Giants at Ford Field

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
An overwhelming response forced the Lions to announce that tickets will no longer be distributed for Monday night's Vikings-Giants game.

Favre remains doubtful against Giants

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Brett Favre expressed doubt to USA Today, and his head coach, Leslie Frazier, did the same to ESPN over whether the QB can play Monday night in Detroit against the Giants.

Vikings discuss moving game to Detroit

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Vikings were thrown into a serious crunch when heavy snowfall severely damaged the roof of Metrodome Stadium, causing the game against the Giants scheduled for Sunday to be moved to Detroit on Monday.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Collapse could push Metrodome to priority status

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Sunday morning's collapse of the Metrodome roof, causing the Vikings-Giants game to move to Detroit, will have a windblown effect that will be felt in several places.

Metrodome roof collapses; Giants-Vikings moved to Ford Field

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The roof of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis has collapsed and will not be ready to host a football game Monday or Tuesday. The Giants and Vikings will play at Ford Field on Monday night.

Giants-Vikings game moved to Monday night

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:19 a.m. ET
A heavy snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions have prompted the NFL to reschedule the Sunday game between the Giants and Vikings in Minneapolis. The game is now scheduled for 7 p.m. CT Monday.

Flashback: Vikings' recent Week 14 performances

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Vikings’ Week 14 contests each of the last five seasons.

Giants stranded en route to Minnesota

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Giants were scheduled to fly from New York to Minneapolis this morning, but a severe snowstorm in the Twin Cities forced the team to divert to Kansas City. The team will spend the night in Kansas City, and it ...

Vikings will convert Webb to receiver

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Although Brad Childress wanted to try rookie Joe Webb as an NFL quarterback, the new regime is determined to go back to the original plan of converting Webb to a receiver, according to NFC North Whispers.

Vikings' free agents-to-be make cases

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
RB Adrian Peterson and WR Sidney Rice remain the team's top two priorities for long-term deals, but the Vikings are still considering their other key free agents.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they get set to face the Giants on Sunday.

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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