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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-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup from Sunday's Vikings-Bears game in Chicago

Three-and-out with Bears CB D.J. Moore

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly spent some time chatting with Bears CB D.J. Moore as he prepares to face the Vikings this Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Surprising Packers CB Tramon Williams has played like a Pro Bowler, outdoing his more celebrated teammate Charles Woodson. Read about this and more in our NFC North midseason reports.

Favre tells NFL Network that he won't return in 2011

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre told Steve Mariucci of the NFL Network in an interview that was aired during Thursday night's broadcast of the Ravens-Falcons game that he would not be returning to play in 2011.

Sterger finally meets with NFL to discuss Favre allegations

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger finally met with NFL officials in New York City Thursday regarding the ongoing investigation into alleged text and voice messages sent to her by Brett Favre.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Thursday's coordinator and player sessions with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
Brett Favre sliced up Chicago's defense last season, and, with quick playmakers at his disposal, the Bears' secondary is going to need help from the pass rush to force Favre to make quick decisions and settle for throwing short.

Vikings' Berrian has chance to impress

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Bernard Berrian appeared all but out of the Vikings' WR picture when Randy Moss joined the team, but Berrian has a chance to return next season.

Berrian fined for yellow cleats

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Vikings WR Bernard Berrian $5,000 for wearing yellow cleats in Sunday's game.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Report: Vikings players want Childress fired

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
Six Vikings players spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times anonymously, voicing their issues with head coach Brad Childress. They told the paper they would like Childress to be fired.

McKinnie must forget Peppers disaster

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is in the spotlight. Heading into Sunday's game against the Bears, it's OLT Bryant McKinnie.

Vikings They said it: Wednesday edition

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Wednesday's press conference and conference calls with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week 10 battle between the Vikings and Bears.

Childress won't say if Rice will play vs. Bears

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice could make his season debut on Sunday against the Bears in Chicago, but the Vikings' wide receiver has not been cleared yet by head coach Brad Childress.

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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