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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 fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they prepare to face the Bills in Week 13.

Vikings' offense starting to evolve after Childress

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. ET
There has been speculation about how the Vikings' offense might change without Brad Childress' fingerprints on it, and we're starting to see what that effect is.

Bieniemy leaving Vikings for OC job at Colorado

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy confirmed to the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday that he has taken the University of Colorado's offensive coordinator position.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup when the Vikings and Bills match up Sunday in Minnesota.

Five questions with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
PFW chatted this week with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart, coming off his 22-carry, 76-yard game against the Redskins. We asked him five questions — plus a bonus sixth — about his season to date.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from two Vikings assistants as they prepare to face the Bills on Sunday.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

NFL assistants on Colorado's radar

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The University of Colorado has offered its head-coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to The Denver Post. Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy is a likely candidate to be the team's offensive coordinator, the newspaper reported as ...

Kevin Williams must back it up

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week,we look at DT Kevin Williams, coming off his best game this season.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 17-13 win over the Redskins:

Favre on 2011; 'I'm done, I'm done'

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Answering a question he no doubt will be asked another three dozen times between now and the start of next season, Vikings QB Brett Favre nonetheless is sticking with a familiar refrain: He said he will not play football in ...

Two Los Angeles groups interested in Vikings

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Two groups of investors interested in landing an NFL team in Los Angeles have approached the Vikings about potentially relocating, according to team vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley.

Scout's Notebook: Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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