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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.
With Jim Kleinsasser retiring and Visanthe Shiancoe (vis-AUNT'-ay SHANK'-oh) likely moving on in free agency, the Vikings needed to add depth at tight end. Carlson will join fellow Notre Dame alum Kyle Rudolph in the Vikings tight end corps.
Rudolph was a second-round pick last season.
Carlson grew up in Litchfield, about a 90-minute drive west of Minneapolis.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings plan to use a couple of former Notre Dame tight ends in their two tight-end sets next season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Minnesota signed former Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson to a five-year, 25 million deal. Carlson, a Litchfield, Minn. native, had 137 catches in his first three seasons after being drafted...
Vikings fans were upset about a lack of aggressiveness pursuing a receiver early in free agency and couldn’t understand the attraction to tight end John Carlson. We present the questions most often asked and show statistical evidence why the Carlson signing made sense.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end John Carlson to a five-year $25 million contract.
Carlson played his previous three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
Carlson has a total of 137 receptions, 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns during his three-year career.
Tight end John Carlson made a name for himself playing high school football at Litchfield. After playing for Notre Dame and the Seattle Seahawks, he is coming home.
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