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John Carlson

Arizona Cardinals
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Cardinals | John Carlson tops TE depth chart

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:06:13 -0700

Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson tops the team's first depth chart of the preseason, with TEs Rob Housler and Troy Niklas listed as the top backups. TEs Darren Fells and Andre Hardy are listed on the third-team offense.

Fantasy Tip: Even as the starter, the tight end isn't a huge cog in the Arizona offense. If Carlson hangs onto the starting job, he would still only be worth a look as a backup fantasy option or a potential starter when you need a bye-week replacement.

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Cardinals | John Carlson looking like top TE

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 20:27:07 -0700

Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson worked with the first-team Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Cardinals | John Carlson impressing

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:14:48 -0700

Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson has been the tight end who impressed the most during organized team activities and minicamp. Head coach Bruce Arians complimented Carlson's ability to pick up the system quickly, his speed and hands, and he considers Carlson an adequate blocker. Arians wants physical tight ends who are capable blockers. Carlson will compete for targets with TEs Rob Housler, Jake Ballard and Troy Niklas (hand).

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals tight end corps has too many options to be able to rely on any of them as a weekly fantasy option, at least at this point.

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Cardinals | Expected to keep four TEs

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:48:19 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to keep four tight ends on their roster. Head coach Bruce Arians feels the team probably has too many legitimate options to keep them all. TEs John Carlson, Jake Ballard, Rob Housler and Troy Niklas (hand) are the favorites to make the roster.

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Cardinals | John Carlson financials

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:43:02 -0800

Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson will make $4.65 million as part of his two-year deal, according to a source.

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Cardinals | John Carlson signs

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:41:53 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent TE John Carlson (Vikings) to an undisclosed two-year deal Friday, March 7.

Fantasy Tip: Carlson presents the Cardinals with a pass-catching tight end, something they've been lacking for a while. In the right matchups, he could be a low-end TE1.

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Packers | John Carlson an option

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:03:02 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in impending free-agent TE John Carlson (Vikings).

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Jets | Interested in John Carlson

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:02:35 -0800

The New York Jets have shown interest in impending free-agent TE John Carlson (Vikings).

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Cardinals | Meet with John Carlson

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:53:22 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals met with free agent TE John Carlson (Vikings) Thursday, March 6.

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Vikings | John Carlson released

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:53:26 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings officially released TE John Carlson Wednesday, March 5.

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Vikings | Will release John Carlson

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:21:56 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings will release TE John Carlson Tuesday, March 4.

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Vikings | John Carlson may need to rework deal

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:09:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson may need to restructure his contract if he wants to remain with the team. He is scheduled to count $5 million against the salary cap next season.

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Vikings | John Carlson will continue playing

Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:50:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson said he will continue his playing career even though he has suffered concussions in the past. Carlson said he feels good and has received positive feedback from the doctors he has visited.

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Vikings | Unsure about John Carlson's future

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:22:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not heard from TE John Carlson about his playing future. Carlson indicated he could consider retirement this offseason because of the concussions he has suffered during his career.

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Vikings | John Carlson placed on IR

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:08:44 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have placed TE John Carlson (concussion) on Injured Reserve.

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Vikings | John Carlson may consider retirement

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:32:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) has suffered three known concussions in his six NFL seasons and had two more concussions in college, and he may consider retirement after this year as a result. He practiced Wednesday, Dec. 18, but wasn't feeling well the next day and was held out. Carlson indicated that his family is worried about his long-term health and quality of life.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 16

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:01:54 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) is out for Week 16. TE John Carlson (concussion) is doubtful. RB Matt Asiata (ankle) is questionable. CB Chris Cook (knee), LB Larry Dean (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), LS Cullen Loeffler (hand), CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) and S Harrison Smith (toe) are probable. Carlson and Rhodes did not practice Friday, Dec. 20. Asiata was limited while the rest practiced in full.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 16

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:32:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (ankle), TE John Carlson (concussion) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19. CB Chris Cook (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (toe) were limited. LB Larry Dean (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), LS Cullen Loeffler (hand) and CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 16

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:30:33 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (ankle) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. CB Chris Cook (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (toe) were limited. TE John Carlson (concussion), LB Larry Dean (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), LS Cullen Loeffler (hand) and CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:33:11 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OL Brandon Fusco, CB Chris Cook, TE John Carlson, QB Josh Freeman, RB Toby Gerhart, CB Xavier Rhodes inactive for Week 15.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 15

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:57:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) and CB Josh Robinson (chest) did not participate in practice Friday Dec. 13, and have been ruled out. OG Brandon Fusco (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) did not practice and are doubtful. CB Chris Cook (knee) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Larry Dean (knee) and LB Chad Greenway (wrist) fully practiced and are probable.

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Vikings | John Carlson still having symptoms

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:22:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) has not been cleared to practice because he is still dealing with concussion symptoms.

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Vikings | John Carlson misses practice

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:51:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Vikings | John Carlson misses practice

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:43:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Carlson has yet to pass his concussion tests and can't practice or play in Week 15 until he does. Even if he plays, Carlson is a weak tight end play against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.

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Vikings | Several day-to-day

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:43:01 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), OG Brandon Fusco (knee) and TE John Carlson (concussion) are being listed as day-to-day. Rhodes is still walking with crutches but isn't wearing a walking boot.

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Vikings | Two considered day-to-day

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:56:55 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) and OG Brandon Fusco (knee) are considered day-to-day at this point.

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Vikings | John Carlson injured

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:38:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (head) left the Week 14 game with a possible concussion.

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Vikings | John Carlson steps up

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:01:20 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson had seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 10 victory over the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 7, his best performance for the team. TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) is expected to be out four to six weeks with a fractured left foot.

Fantasy Tip: Carlson's value is on the rise with Rudolph out. He becomes a moderately intriguing backup for the tight end desperate owners. The uncertain QB situation in Minnesota doesn't help Carlson's cause.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has fractured foot

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:53:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) has a fractured foot and could miss as much as a month.

Fantasy Tip: John Carlson likely will take over as the starting tight end while Rudolph is out. Carlson probably will only have minimal value in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Two options to work at FB

Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:55:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings FB Zach Line and TE John Carlson could see time at fullback Week 3 because of the injury to TE Rhett Ellison (knee). Ellison was playing fullback Week 2 because FB Jerome Felton is serving a suspension.

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Vikings | John Carlson could be entering pivotal season

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:44:33 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings could consider releasing TE John Carlson if he is not able to find a role on offense this season. The base salaries in the last three years of Carlson's deal are not guaranteed. Carlson could earn a bigger role in the offense if he is able to stay healthy during the season.

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Vikings | John Carlson recovered from concussion

Fri, 31 May 2013 06:49:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson said he is recovered from the concussion he suffered during the 2012 season and has been enjoying participating in offseason workouts. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the team hopes Carlson can develop into a down-the-field receiving threat if he is able to stay healthy this season.

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Vikings | John Carlson restructures

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:11:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson restructured his contract but will still receive his $1.2 million guarantee and can earn up to $3 million via workout incentives.

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Vikings | John Carlson disappoints

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:09:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee) struggled to get involved in the passing game in his first season in Minnesota, and that is supposed to be his strength. He received $7.9 million in the first year of his deal (including deferred payments) and would have $1.2 million of his $2.9 million base salary for 2013 fully guaranteed if he's on the roster when the league year begins. The team might give him another chance if he is healthy, but nothing is certain after a disappointing 2012 season.

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Vikings | Two could be released

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:31:40 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings may consider releasing WR Michael Jenkins and TE John Carlson this offseason in order to create some salary cap space.

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Vikings | John Carlson expected to play

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:19:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) is expected to play in Week 10 after returning to practice this week.

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Vikings | Seven probable for Week 10

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:48:20 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion), FB Jerome Felton (shoulder), OT Matt Kalil (knee), P Chris Kluwe (knee), S Mistral Raymond (ankle), S Jamarca Sanford (knee) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) all fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and are probable for the team's Week 10 game.

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Vikings | Four practice in full

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:05:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion), P Chris Kluwe (knee), S Mistral Raymond (ankle) and S Jamarca Sanford (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Vikings | Hoping John Carlson will be a factor

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:45:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he will wait and see how TE John Carlson (concussion) looks in practice this week before determining his role in Week 10. "Coming off a concussion, there are some things we need to see as the week goes on. But we're hoping he'll be a factor in this game," Frazier said. "We need him. We need all the weapons we can get in a game like this."

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Vikings | Four practice in full

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:27:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion), P Chris Kluwe (knee), S Mistral Raymond (ankle) and S Jamarca Sanford (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Vikings | John Carlson could practice this week

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:51:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he expects TE John Carlson (concussion) to take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7, as long as he is cleared during a doctor's appointment Monday, Nov. 5.

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Vikings | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 11:35:08 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Audie Cole, WR Jarius Wright, TE John Carlson, OG Mark Asper, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, FS Mistral Raymond, WR Stephen Burton inactive for Week 9.

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Vikings | John Carlson injury update

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:26:26 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings are hoping for good news on TE John Carlson (concussion) next week. He has been ruled out for Week 9 due to a concussion he suffered two weeks ago. Carlson has not yet been cleared to return to action by the medical staff.

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Vikings | John Carlson will miss Week 9

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:07:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) did not participate in practice and has been ruled out for Week 9.

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Vikings | John Carlson does not practice

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:21:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Vikings | Two sit out practice

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:02:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) and LB Tyrone McKenzie did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. McKenzie missed practice because of a non-injury related reason.

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Vikings | John Carlson still sitting out practice

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:43:47 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) still has not been cleared to practice because of his concussion.

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Vikings | John Carlson not cleared yet

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:17:37 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) has not been cleared to practice at this point.

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Vikings | Expect John Carlson to return

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:49:39 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes TE John Carlson (concussion) will not miss the rest of the season due to a concussion. Carlson has a history of concussion issues. "Not at this point," Frazier said. "None of the doctors have indicated to me that it's something we have to be concerned about long-term. There will be a lot more discussions, because he hasn't been cleared yet, but at this point, no, not a concern about his long-term future."

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Cardinals | Rashad Johnson fined

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:45:54 -0700

Arizona Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson has been fined $21,000 for a blindside block in Week 7. The hit caused Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) to have a concussion.

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