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Report: Cardinals bring in John Carlson for a visit

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The Cardinals, whose head coach has a very clear idea about a tight end’s priorities, are hosting one of the more prominent available players at the position.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, ex-Vikings tight end John Carlson is visiting Arizona on Thursday.

Carlson (6-5, 248) caught 32 passes for 344 yards and a touchdown in 2013 for Minnesota. The Vikings released Carlson on Tuesday.

Carlson, who turns 30 in May, has hauled in 177 passes for 1,906 yards and 14 TDs in six NFL seasons. Before joining Minnesota in 2012, Carlson had a four-season stint in Seattle (2008-2011).

Carlson’s blocking would seem to be of particular interest to Arizona, given coach Bruce Arians’ use of the position over the years.

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6 Responses to “Report: Cardinals bring in John Carlson for a visit”
  1. red2616 says: Mar 6, 2014 2:36 PM

    Cards need to bring in 3 TE and draft 1. Don’t be surprised if trey cut Housler. That INT against Seattle was 100% his fault. He stopped the route. Housler dropped 2 other TD’s that I remember clearly. BUT Petta and Graham are both getting way to much money. So I hope not all TE that can catch want receiver $$$.

  2. cardsfann1 says: Mar 6, 2014 2:37 PM

    Would like to have him with a healthy Housler…

  3. beardinals says: Mar 6, 2014 3:26 PM

    I say Housler gets camp and 4 games to prove himself.

  4. meatcarroll says: Mar 6, 2014 3:47 PM

    That’s funny because Carlson is a terrible blocker.

  5. cards13 says: Mar 6, 2014 4:37 PM

    How is Housler still in the league?

  6. theuglitruth says: Mar 6, 2014 6:58 PM

    Bruce Arians cracks me up…he wants a blocking TE, but doesn’t want a pass catching/great blocking FB.

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