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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-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game

Childress could use a win to smooth waters

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 8:05 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 Cardinals, it's head coach Brad Childress.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Eight loss to the Patriots in New England.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Here are quotes from Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy and RB Adrian Peterson, transcribed by the Vikings' P.R. staff.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to check out in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Five questions with Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad on five hot issues surrounding the team.

Titans awarded WR Moss on waivers

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Titans were awarded former Vikings WR Randy Moss on waivers Wednesday, the team confirmed.

Favre surprised by Moss release but ready to move on

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre said he was surprised to learn that the team had waived WR Randy Moss but that he and the rest of the team now must pick up the pieces and move on.

Vikings activate WR Rice from PUP list

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress announced Wednesday that WR Sidney Rice has been activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-18 loss at New England.

Week Eight: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 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 Eight loss to the Patriots.

Report: Moss' behavior led to his release

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Randy Moss recently embarrassed himself and his former team with some boorish behavior at a team function, which might have led to the Vikings releasing him, Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver is reporting.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game in Minnesota.

Childress releases statement about Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Right at the start of the Monday night game between the Colts and Texans, Vikings head coach Brad Childress released a statement regarding the impending release of WR Randy Moss.

Where is Randy Moss headed next?

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss likely headed out of Minnesota, talk has immediately turned to where he will play next. We've sifted through the NFL's roster of teams and offer some thoughts on which uniform Moss will be wearing come ...

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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