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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 need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Peterson tells Vikes their no-preseason plan is OK

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday he's changed his mind about handing the ball to Adrian Peterson in a preseason game.

Vikings RB Peterson will not play in preseason

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the preseason, head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday.

Vikings top candidate for London games

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
It appears the NFL is hoping the Vikings will agree to become the league’s major presence across the pond in the next four seasons.

Vikings to lower TV blackout minimum

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday they will take advantage of the NFL's new policy regarding local television blackouts.

Odds speak to soaring expectations for Falcons' Jones

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Much is expected from Falcons WR Julio Jones, and his odds of winning the receiving-yards title at one Nevada sportsbook reflect those high hopes.

Vikings trying to balance between present, future

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Vikings are trying to strike a balance between keeping veterans and younger players as they start to formulate the eventual 53-man roster.

Report: Vikings WR Jenkins takes pay cut

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Vikings WR Michael Jenkins renegotiated the final two years on his contract and took a pay cut.

Ponder makes strides in Vikings' first action

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
QB Christian Ponder played far better than his stats indicated in the Vikings' preseason opener.

Former Viking pleads guilty to fraud

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Former Vikings RB Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.

Vikings cut WR Childs

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings waived/injured fourth-round rookie WR Greg Childs on Monday, two days after he suffered torn patellar tendons in both knees.

Vikings WR Childs tears patellar tendon in both knees

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie WR Greg Childs suffered torn patellar tendons in both knees late in Saturday night's scrimmage.

Leshoure, Simpson are names to file away

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Mike Wilkening offers fantasy scouting reports on Mikel Leshoure and Jerome Simpson, who will each miss the start of the season.

Vikings TE Carlson sprains MCL

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
TE John Carlson sprained his medial collateral ligament during a running play at Vikings training camp on Tuesday.

Vikings RB Peterson has allergic reaction

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 12:24 a.m. ET
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team's training camp residence hall after an allergic reaction at lunch sent him to a local hospital.

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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