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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

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Vikings have big plans for Rudolph

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
One of the many pleasant developments in the Week One victory over the Jaguars was the heavy usage of TE Kyle Rudolph.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts WR Collie cleared to practice

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie will practice this week and could play in Week Two’s game against the Vikings.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Colts' home opener a sellout

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that their game against the Vikings in Week Two has been sold out.

Peterson's return helps Vikings to OT win

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns in his return from a left knee injury as the Vikings beat the Jaguars in overtime.

Strong OL play can boost Vikings' chances

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings can make strong measures of improvement with a few key upgrades, including with the play on the offensive line.

Jaguars' Mularkey says MJD won't start opener

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew won the rushing title last season, but he isn't even his club's Week One starter.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Vikings S Smith fined for hit

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness, the league confirmed to Pro Football Talk. 

Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to embarrassing claims about his personal life two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.

Vikings release 15 players to reach 75-man limit

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Vikings released 15 players Saturday to get their roster total down to 75.

Vikings' Kluwe criticizes replacement officials

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Vikings P Chris Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.

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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