Free agency opened on Tuesday and Vikings fans quickly grew frustrated because their team wasn’t mentioned among those pursuing some of the best available players. Well, it looks like Wednesday is off to a much better start for those who want the Vikings to dip into the pool of available players.
Several reports have linked the Vikings with former Seattle Seahawks TE John Carlson, a 27-year old athletic and versatile player who is from Litchfield, MN. Carlson spent the first 4 years of his NFL career in Seattle, but missed all of the 2011 season with a shoulder injury.
There is reportedly a big market for Carlson’s services, with the Bears, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Seahawks and Vikings supposedly all interested. Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reports that Carlson will be visiting the Vikings today, although vikings.com has not confirmed that this is the case.
In 3 seasons on the field, Carlson has appeared in 47 games with 36 starts, and has 137 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 TDs. Carlson played college football at the same place current Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph played – Notre Dame.
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