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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-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Packers will play clean ball in terms of turnovers and penalties and edge the Vikings late.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Brett Favre tends to rise up in big games, or at least what he perceives to be big moments.

Packers-Vikings prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 11 Vikings-Packers rematch.

Vikings activate Rice

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have activated WR Sidney Rice to their 53-man roster, making him eligible to play tomorrow vs. the Packers.

Vikings WR Rice says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice told ESPN's Ed Werder that he will play in Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm examines a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings must consider Rice's inactivity long term

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings have one eye on 2011, and they must make some critical decisions regarding the future of their roster this coming offseason.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of some of what Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy had to say leading up to Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Rice, Berrian didn't step up for Vikings

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Vikings WRs Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian each chose not to play last week at Chicago. Those decisions could have cost the team any chance of making the playoffs.

Packers-Vikings Wednesday injury report

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Coming off a badly needed off week, the Packers had only eight players listed on the official Wednesday injury report in advance of their rematch against the division-rival Vikings this Sunday in Minnesota.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-13 loss to the Bears.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 11 game against the Vikings.

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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