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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-Giants matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Rice must step up again vs. Giants

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
For the Vikings to beat the Giants on Sunday, WR Sidney Rice must be big.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants matchup.

Favre, Harvin, Hutchinson don't practice Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings were without three key offensive players at Thursday's practice.

Five questions with PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
We ask Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent five burning questions about the team this week.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Giants-Vikings game in Minnesota.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 13 win over the Bills.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 38-14 win over the Bills.

Favre has sprain, needs rest

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Brett Favre has a sprained throwing shoulder, which he suffered Sunday, and that his status would be day-to-day

Rice-Jackson connection a hit with Favre out

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
QB Brett Favre left Sunday's game during the first series with a shoulder injury, but it did not slow down the Vikings' offense one bit.

Vikings ink RB Booker from UFL

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Lorenzo Booker, who had been playing in the UFL for the Hartford Colonials.

Favre knocked out; Vikings dominate Buffalo

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings (5-7) outgained the Bills 387-239 and gave Leslie Frazier a fun afternoon on his first home game since replacing the fired Brad Childress, beating Buffalo 38-14.

Favre out with injury

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre has left the team's Week 13 game vs. the Bills after taking a big hit on the team's first series.

Vikings-Bills prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings have to know based on the tape they have watched all week that this is a tough Bills team, but the Vikings will prevail.

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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