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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-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre says he'll play out rest of season

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre might have re-evaluated things, but he's not quitting on the Vikings. Favre said Wednesday that he will play the remainder of the season if he is able to.

Vikings place OG Herrera on IR, sign OT Brown

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Vikings have added OT Patrick Brown to the active roster and placed OG Anthony Herrera on injured reserve.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

2011 NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
If WR Sidney Rice hits the free-agent market in March, how hard will the Vikings try to re-sign him? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Week 11: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Each week we 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 11 loss to the Packers.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 11

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 31-3 loss to the Packers.

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Why Childress didn't work out

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Brad Childress coached his way in Minnesota, which had a lot of positive results. But in one year, everything came crashing down.

Rice shows promise in 2010 debut

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
There was some doubt as to whether Sidney Rice would make any contribution this season, but now it looks like he could be an impact player down the stretch.

Vikings fire Childress; hire Frazier in interim

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Monday morning that they have fired head coach Brad Childress and promoted defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to interim head coach.

Vikings' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Vikings’ offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-3 throttling by the Packers in Week 11.

Packers rout Vikings 31-3

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 301 yards with three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Jennings, besting Brett Favre and Minnesota for the second time this season and sending the Packers to a 31-3 victory over the skidding Vikings on ...

League turning to forensics in Favre investigation

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The NFL is reportedly conducting high-tech forensic work to trace transmissions of photos or messages sent between Favre and former Jets employee Jenn Sterger.

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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