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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 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.

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.

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.

Fantasy spin: John Carlson

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings paid a huge amount for John Carlson despite having young Kyle Rudolph. What does this mean for fantasy owners?

Vikings add TE Carlson

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
TE John Carlson has agreed to a new contract with the Vikings that will pay him $25 million over five years.

Seahawks were counting on Carlson in two-TE sets

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, the Seahawks will miss TE John Carlson, who is looking at season-ending shoulder surgery, more than you might think.

Seahawks lose TE Carlson for season

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Seahawks TE John Carlson will have season-ending surgery, head coach Pete Carroll announced Tuesday.

Carlson, Trufant suffer concussions; will stay overnight in hospital

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that TE John Carlson and CB Marcus Trufant were likely to remain in a Chicago hospital overnight after both players suffered concussions in Sunday's divisional playoff game.

Carlson's scant production for Seahawks a surprise

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 9:32 p.m. ET
For a variety of reasons, Seahawks TE John Carlson has not performed at the level most team observers predicted he would entering the season.

Can wounded Seahawks stop their bleeding?

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
With their offense unable to score in the first three quarters for a second straight week, and their defense surrendering touchdowns on five straight first-half possessions, Seattle looked clueless in a 41-7 thumping by the Giants that does not bode ...

Carlson could be Seahawks' best fantasy weapon

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
After scoring a touchdown in each of the final four games in 2009, don’t be surprised if Seahawks TE John Carlson picks right up where he left off last season.

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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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