Tag Archive: John Carlson

 Apparently Christian Ponder has been extremely excited about the drafting of LT Matt Kalil, USC, everyday since the Thursday night’s draft.

 Ponder told Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network in an interview that he can see himself growing old in the NFL, with apparently Kalil at his side (presumably his left side). This would be great news for the Vikings who haven’t had a young QB/LT tandem in recent memory, where both players were talented (sorry T-Jack). Continue reading


Vikings sign TE John Carlson

The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with former Seahawks TE John Carlson on a 5 year deal worth a reported $25 million with $11 million guaranteed. Carlson is a Minnesota native from St. Paul and attended high school at Litchfield High. He was drafted by Seattle in the second round, 38th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. Carlson was injured and missed all of last year but appears to be in good health now. His career highs are 55 receptions for 647 yards his rookie year and 7 TDs in his 2nd. Carlson fills the role of a pass catching TE to pair with Kyle Rudolph for 2 TE sets that Bill Musgrave likes to run. He also fills the void left by the departing Visanthe Shiancoe.

Vikings 2012 Free Agency Tracker

And we’re off! The 2012 free agency is underway as of 3:00 PM ET. The Vikings have plenty of cap flexibility to make a move. You can get a cap update right here. Minnesota has many needs entering the Draft and free agency, most notably, on defense and at wide receiver. To get a good perspective on each position make sure you check out our multiple award deserving Off-Season outlook series for QB/HB, WR/TE, OL, DL, LB, & DB. Keep checking back for all Free Agency rumor and signing updates.


Vikings have made a contract offer to bring back free agent safety Husain Abdullah. He is still considering his options.


WR Jerome Simpson – 1 year $2 Million

CB Chris Carr – 1 year

CB Zack Bowman – 1 year

TE John Carlson 5 years $25 Million

RB/FB Lex Hilliard 1 year $615,000

FB Jerome Felton – 1 year $700,000

OL Geoff Schwartz – 1 year $1.5 Million

LB Marvin Mitchell – 1 year


WR Devin Aromashodu – 1 year

LB Erin Henderson – 1 year $2 Million

QB Sage Rosenfels – 2 years

DT Letroy Guion – 3 years $9 Million

DT Fred Evans – 2 years

Complete list of ex-Vikings that are currently Free Agents