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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Ponder struggling but will not be benched by Vikings

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is in a rut, but he's not in danger of being benched soon.

Former Viking top pick gets 15 months for fraud

Posted Oct. 27, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Michael Bennett was sentenced to 15 months on Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud three months ago.

Vikings CB Cook has a broken arm

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook suffered a broken arm in Thursday night’s loss to the Buccaneers and will be out for an extended period of time.

Martin, Buccaneers race past Vikings

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
RB Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two TDs, and the Buccaneers blew out Minnesota 36-17 on Thursday night.

Key matchup: Bucs defense vs. Vikings QB Christian Ponder

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we consider the opportunity awaiting Vikings QB Christian Ponder, who has a chance to end his slump against the Bucs.

Week Eight primer: Falcons-Eagles a game in contrasts

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines for Week Eight as we approach the midpoint of the season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

London lukewarm to NFL's desire to grow game overseas

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Sources overseas told PFW that interest in the NFL abroad currently falls far short of what it would take to support a full-time franchise.

Vikings hand Cardinals third straight loss

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran 23 times for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown and the Vikings beat Arizona 21-14.

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Vikings to host game in London

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Vikings will be hosting a game in London in 2013, team vice president Lester Bagley confirmed Sunday.

RG3 helps Redskins snap home losing streak

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and the Redskins snapped an eight-game home losing streak with a 38-26 win over the Vikings.

Key matchup: Redskins RB Alfred Morris vs. Vikings' run defense

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Redskins' impressive rookie runner Alfred Morris will face an improved Vikings defense.

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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