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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

Harvin misses practice with another migraine

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR-KR Percy Harvin was not at the team's Winter Park, Minn., facility as he is dealing with another bout of migraine headaches.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:15 a.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Nine win over the Cardinals in overtime.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
It's Israel Idonije, not Julius Peppers, who is leading the Bears in sacks with five, and he should face the banged-up Phil Loadholt one-on-one in pass-rush situations consistently on Sunday.

Week Nine: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:45 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 Nine win over the Cardinals.

Former Packer Harris clears waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Former Packers CB Al Harris has cleared waivers and can sign with any team.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-24 overtime win over the Cardinals.

Childress: Vikings will look at CB Harris

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said Monday he anticipates looking at tape at CB Al Harris, who was just cut by the Packers.

Favre proves the tank isn’t empty yet

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Just when it looked like this would be a lost fantasy season for Brett Favre, he went out and proved everybody wrong yet again.

Vikings They Said It: Postgame version, Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Here are some assorted quotes from Sunday's comeback win in OT over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-24 comeback win over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

Favre rallies Vikings over Cardinals in OT

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Brett Favre rallied the Vikings from 14 points down to tie it with 27 seconds to play, then drove them into position for Ryan Longwell's 35-yard game-winning field goal for a 27-24 overtime victory over the Arizona Cardinals on ...

Vikings-Cardinals prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm thinks the Vikings will somehow scratch out a win Sunday against the Cardinals.

Report: Harvin, Childress argue at Vikings practice

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that head coach Brad Childress and WR Percy Harvin were in a "heated argument" following practice on Friday after Childress questioned the receiver's effort.

Three-and-out with Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly asked Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen three questions in the way of the Randy Moss mess.    

Moss told owner to fire Childress

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Randy Moss told Vikings owner Ziggy Wilf that Brad Childress wasn't a good coach and should be fired, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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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