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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' 60-second rant: Would Tarvaris be that much worse?

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
You have to ask, more than a third of the way through a trying Vikings season, and no more trying to anyone than Brett Favre, is the alternative — Tarvaris Jackson — that much worse?

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Eight game between the Patriots and Vikings:

SNF draws highest-ever ratings for Vikings-Packers

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's second and perhaps final visit to Lambeau Field as a visiting player drew the highest-ever ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-24 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre was one pass away from beating the Packers, but even if he had, his play must improve.

Favre injury wouldn’t completely damage value of Vikings receiving corps

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
If Tarvaris Jackson is forced to start for the injured Brett Favre, fantasy owners shouldn't abandon hope for all Minnesota pass catchers.

Childress: Favre has ankle injury; in walking boot

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress told reporters that QB Brett Favre has an avulsion fracture and stress fracture in his left ankle and is in a walking boot. His status for the team's Week Eight game vs. the Patriots ...

Feel the tension: Childress, Favre not together

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
All you needed to do was watch Vikings head coach Brad Childress' postgame press conference to know that he was upset with QB Brett Favre's play.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:27 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams from their 28-24 loss in Week Seven to the Packers in Green Bay.

Favre needs to hit more singles, doubles

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. ET
You can understand Brett Favre wanting to hit a home run in his final at-bat at Lambeau Field, but he has to consider dialing it down a notch for the Vikings to win more.

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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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