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.