Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson (89) rushes with the football as Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones (59) defends during overtime at Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Packers tied 26-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

John Carlson signs two-year deal with Arizona Cardinals


The Arizona Cardinals have signed former Minnesota Vikings tight John Carlson to a two-year deal according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Carlson was released earlier in the week after he and the team were unable to come to terms on a restructured deal two years into a five-year $25 million dollar contract he signed after plying the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks.

The former second round pick out of Notre Dame was a colossal bust with the Vikings after only 387 yards on 40 receptions and a single touchdown after playing in 27 games and making 14 starts with Minnesota.

He returns to the NFC West with Arizona to jumpstart his stagnant career. After averaging 600 yards, 53 receptions and six touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, Carlson has scored only two touchdowns in 42 games.

 

 

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