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Big market for John Carlson

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Tight end John Carlson has hit the open market, and he may not be there for a long.

Per a league source, Carlson will visit the Chiefs.  But several teams are interested, including the Colts, Buccaneers, Bears, Vikings, Cowboys, and his current team, the Seahawks.

A Minnesota native who played at Notre Dame, Carlson missed all of 2011 with a torn labrum in his shoulder. In three seasons before that, he appeared in 47 regular-season games, with 36 starts.

Carlson has 137 career receptions, for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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16 Responses to “Big market for John Carlson”
  1. eaglesfootballfan says: Mar 13, 2012 8:09 PM

    John Carlson looks like he is going to cash in for some big bucks.

  2. spytdi says: Mar 13, 2012 8:09 PM

    Really? Cowboys? John Phillips and Jason Witten are clones of this dude.

  3. hawkjuice says: Mar 13, 2012 8:10 PM

    Stay with us Johnny!

  4. iivil says: Mar 13, 2012 8:10 PM

    The Giants are probably interested also..

  5. trbowman says: Mar 13, 2012 8:11 PM

    Kyle Rudolph & Carlson, beast mode TE duo!

  6. bigbuccss says: Mar 13, 2012 8:12 PM

    tampa aint messing around

  7. draftdoctor says: Mar 13, 2012 8:12 PM

    Carlson would be a perfect fit for his hometown Vikings where he would join fellow ND TE Kyle Rudolph.

  8. stealthhawk says: Mar 13, 2012 8:13 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, this guy is going to make some team very happy. He has showed that he can be a #1 TE when healthy and free to go out and catch passes and not block. He’s not a great blocker anyhow, not physical for his size.

    Seahawks simply can’t afford to pay him big money since they have Zach Miller under contract.

  9. snoqualmieterry says: Mar 13, 2012 8:16 PM

    Seattle needs to keep Carlson and Zach Miller.

  10. Stiller43 says: Mar 13, 2012 8:22 PM

    Redskins are reportedly interested as well, at least according to local (wash dc) sports radio.

  11. canonroad says: Mar 13, 2012 8:26 PM

    Would love to see this. Sounds like some tough competition…

    The duel TE threat would be nice.

  12. firemarshal1 says: Mar 13, 2012 8:27 PM

    About Miami?

  13. nineroutsider says: Mar 13, 2012 8:28 PM

    I agree with @stealthhawk…Carlson was a beast in the pass catching department who used to work the pre-Harbaugh 9ers. He is going to surprise the fans of whatever team signs him.

  14. jeff061 says: Mar 13, 2012 8:33 PM

    Having watched him the last few seasons in Sea – overrated, terrible in the clutch – I wouldn’t want him back in Sea for 1/2 the salary

  15. mwcarolina says: Mar 13, 2012 8:36 PM

    if i’m the Colts, i get this guy! they need some offense.

  16. plum13sec says: Mar 13, 2012 8:46 PM

    Andrew Luck to John Carlson!

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