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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

Three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
This week, PFW goes three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway, who gives his take on the big game against the Patriots on Sunday.

Three-and-out with Patriots DL Mike Wright

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
For this week's "Three-and-out," we go behind enemy lines to see what Patriots DL Mike Wright thinks about the Vikings' offense heading into Sunday's game.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in Foxborough.

Vikings' fantasy focus: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' players' fantasy potential heading into Week Eight's game against the Patriots.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from Vikings coaches and players leading up to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Bevell would be surprised if Favre doesn't play

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he would be surprised if QB Brett Favre doesn't play Sunday.

Favre briefly out of walking boot; Sunday status up in the air

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre didn't have a regularly scheduled media session Thursday, but he did stop briefly to say that anything was possible when it came to playing Sunday.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Games are won in the trenches, and the Patriots-Vikings game features a battle between two veterans on the edge.

Randy who? Moss not sneaking into Foxborough

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week it's Vikings WR Randy Moss.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to follow in Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in New England.

Favre said he won't rule himself out Sunday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
It appears that Vikings head coach Brad Childress will have to make the final call on QB Brett Favre playing Sunday against the Patriots.

Childress clarifies 'Spygate' comments

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress explained his comments from Tuesday, when he called the Patriots the "greatest sign-stealing team" he had seen.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Seven loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Childress fined for comments on officiating

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The league fined Vikings head coach Brad Childress $35,000 on Tuesday for violating NFL policies that prohibit public criticism of officiating.

Childress: Favre won't practice Wednesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
In a conference call with Patriots media, Vikings head coach Brad Childress indicated that QB Brett Favre wouldn't practice on Wednesday.

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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