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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

Week 10: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:41 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 10 loss to the Bears.

Peterson ticketed for speeding

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was ticketed for speeding on Monday for driving 53 mph in a 35-mph zone near the team's practice facility.

Not time to sit Favre, fire Childress

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The hot seat under Brad Childress has not cooled, nor has talk that QB Brett Favre should step aside, but that time is not here. Not quite yet.

Vikings' players of the week

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:50 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-13 loss to the Bears in Week 10

Favre played with shoulder injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre struggled vs. the Bears in Week 10 and told ESPN that his right shoulder is in serious pain.

Hard to believe Vikings aren't dead

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
At 3-6 now, the signs point to the Vikings' circus ending unhappily ever after, and it might happen without their current ringleader after a certain point very soon.

Childress: Berrian tweaked hamstring in pregame

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Bernard Berrian, who was active for Sunday's game but did not play, told the coaches he could not go after the pregame stretching.

Cutler outplays Favre in Bears victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 237 yards and three touchdown passes, Devin Hester had two big returns and the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-13 on Sunday to tie Green Bay for the NFC North lead.

Rice out, Harvin in for Vikings

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice has not been activated from the PUP list and will not play Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Vikings flashback: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Here's a look back at some of the Vikings' recent Week 10 contests.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm says the Bears will eek out a close win Sunday vs. the rival Vikings.

Vikings' Rice out for Week 10

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice will not be active for the Vikings' Week 10 game vs. the Bears, as the wide receiver has opted to sit out another game to allow his hip more time to heal.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Coming off a season-high 2½-sack performance against the Cardinals in Week Nine, some observers are wondering if Jared Allen is finally back on track.

Vikings list WRs Harvin, Rice as questionable

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin returned to practice Friday but is not expected to play Sunday vs. the Bears.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy forecast for the Week 10 contest against the Bears in Chicago.

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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