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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

Moss returning? If so, Belichick is genius

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. It's not my style. But what would happen if Randy Moss came back to the Patriots now that the Vikings appear ready to release him?

Rice back on fantasy radar after Moss release

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss' time in Minnesota shockingly coming to an end after just four games, according to some reports, WR Sidney Rice all of a sudden has a chance to make a serious fantasy impact down the stretch.

Report: Vikings release Randy Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Only four weeks after trading for the All-Pro wide receiver, the Vikings have chosen to let go of WR Randy Moss, according to the NFL Network.

Moss unhappy already? It's no Halloween prank

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Randy Moss is unhappy with the media, but more importantly, he appears unhappy with his situation in Minnesota. Losing to the Patriots, the team that traded him, was a good reminder.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
The Vikings' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 28-18 loss to the Patriots in Week Eight.

Pats knock out Favre, hand Vikings their fifth loss

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Tom Brady connected with Brandon Tate for a 65-yard touchdown on a broken play to give New England a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, knocking Favre out of the game in the process.

Favre leaves game after hit to chin

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre was carted off the field with a facial laceration. His return is questionable.

Vikings-Patriots prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm thinks the Patriots will dominate the Vikings on Sunday — and knock Brett Favre out of the game.

Patriots-Vikings prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's ankle has taken attention away from Randy Moss' return to New England in this highly anticipated matchup. PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain believes the well-rounded, confident Patriots have the advantage.

Vikings' Greenway off to terrific start

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
Although the statistics may not show it, the Vikings' defense has played well, particularly LB Chad Greenway, who's been playing like a Pro Bowler.

Don't rule out Rice's return to Vikings this season

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Although he's still a few weeks away from getting on the practice field, Vikings WR Sidney Rice may yet be able to return to game action this season, according to NFC North Whispers.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to watch in the Week Seven game between the Patriots and Vikings.

Report: Favre expects to start Sunday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre expects to start in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Five questions with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
This week, PFW spends a few minutes with Vikings LB Chad Greenway to talk about his excellent play, the vibe in the locker room and digging out of the hole they are in.

Vikings' flashback: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET

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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