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Vikings announce the official release of TE John Carlson.

The Vikings had to clear salary cap space and Carlson got the hammer dropped on him Wednesday. He only played out two years of his five year contract worth $25 million. Carlson caught 40 passes in 27 games as a Viking.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

5 Mar, 02:49 PMSource

Vikings will cut TE John Carlson, per source. Sides had been talking about a restructure but couldn't reach an agreement.

Carlson has been with the Vikings the past two seasons, but the 29 year old has been dealing with concussions of late. There is still a chance that he will continue his career but any hope of him being a fantasy option have long since been dashed.
Analyst: Ray Flowers  View Profile

4 Mar, 04:18 PMSource

John Carlson said he’s not done playing football and will continue his career next season despite his concussion history.

15 Feb, 07:46 PMSource

Update: Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not heard from TE John Carlson about a decision on retiring. Carlson said he could consider retirement because of the concussions he has suffered.

14 Feb, 11:03 PMSource

Vikings TE John Carlson thinking about retirement due to concussions.

22 Dec, 10:50 AMSource

Vikings put TE John Carlson (concussion) on injured reserve.

Carlson has struggled with concussions in his playing career. The latest one may force him to retire.
Analyst: Ted Schuster  View Profile

21 Dec, 02:08 PMSource

Leslie Frazier said John Carlson didn't feel well today after practicing Wednesday. Frazier indicated Carlson is experiencing post-concussion issues.

This could put Carlson endanger of missing this week's game. Assuming that anyone who owns Carlson is in a very deep league, thus some deep league replacements to consider could be Jags Marcedes Lewis who has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games. Or, Packers Andrew Quarless who has become a favorite target of Matt Flynn's (assuming Flynn starts). Quarless has put together back-to-back weeks of seven targets, six receptions, and 66 yards receiving.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

19 Dec, 04:26 PMSource

Vikings tight end John Carlson (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

Carlson missed last week with the concussion. The Vikings TE's had more value with Christian Ponder under center as Matt Cassel prefers to throw out wide most of the time. Carlson should be off the Fantasy radar for the last two weeks.
Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

18 Dec, 12:46 PMSource

Vikings Coach Frazier has announced that John Carlson (concussion) will be out for Sunday's game vs the Eagles..

13 Dec, 01:42 PMSource

John Carlson (concussion) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.

12 Dec, 03:16 PMSource

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