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Former NFL TE John Carlson says he lost passion for the game

Former NFL tight end John Carlson retired from pro football earlier this offseason, just before his 31st birthday. Carlson, a second-round draft pick in 2008, was productive as recently as last season, so his sudden retirement is somewhat surprising. However, after seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, Carlson simply lost the feelings he...
Via FOX Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson Announces His Retirement

Just one day after the Arizona Cardinals convened for offseason workouts, veteran tight end John Carlson has announced his retirement. The news was broken by Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com, who expressed surprise with the move given that Carlson had worked with the team on Monday. #AZCardinals TE John Carlson announces his retirement. A surprise — he was working with team just...
Via Sportsnaut
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson adds to “30 or under” players retiring from NFL

Monday, John Carlson was on the football field with his Arizona Cardinals teammates. Tuesday came the stunning (at least to the outside world) announcement the former Notre Dame star was announcing his retirement, adding to the players 30 years old or under deciding to call it a career. In a statement, Carlson said “after much thought and consideration, my wife Danielle and I...
Via EndZoneScore
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Free agency shakedown

Arizona general manager Steve Keim is the man behind the scenes for the Cardinals, pulling all the right strings in the NFL offseason. Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is not wasting any time. So far, the offseason for the Redbirds has been anything but conservative; as a matter of fact, they’ve been the most active NFC West team in free agency. Will it be enough to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign free-agent tight end Carlson

The Cardinals moved quickly Friday on one of their top free-agent targets, signing tight end John Carlson to a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 29-year-old Carlson was released Wednesday by the Vikings and visited Arizona on Thursday. He spent two seasons in Minnesota after signing a five-year, $25 million deal and posted a combined 40 catches...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Vikings TE John Carlson Visiting With The Cardinals

Kent Somers reports that former Vikings TE John Carlson is visiting with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. The Vikings officially announced his release Wednesday night, so Carlson is wasting no time trying to find his next team. He has a small window of time to get ahead of other free agent tight ends who won’t be able to meet with prospective teams until this weekend. Arizona...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings to release tight end John Carlson

John Carlson didn't want to retire after having another concussion last season. The Minnesota Vikings apparently have decided they don't want the tight end back next year, though. Minnesota is planning to release Carlson, the Litchfield, Minn., native who signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Vikings as a free agent in 2012, according to a source with knowledge of the...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings TE John Carlson Has No Intention Of Retiring

  A few months ago, there was some speculation that Vikings TE John Carlson‘s career be in jeopardy after he suffered another concussion this past season and was dealing with post concussion symptoms. However, Carlson told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he intends to continue his career, despite the risks that could come from another concussion. “I never once said I...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Place TE John Carlson On Season-Ending IR

The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have placed TE John Carlson on season-ending injured reserve Saturday. Carlson has been dealing with post concussion symptoms since he suffered a concussion against the Ravens back on Dec. 8th. Since then, Carlson has been cleared to return to practice, but with symptoms resurfacing, it was clear that this move could be coming. There...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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