TE Carlson signs with Minnesota

3:35 PM, Mar 14, 2012   |    comments
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Eden Prairie, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday signed free agent tight end John Carlson.

The Litchfield native was drafted in the second round (38th overall) by Seattle in 2008 and set rookie franchise records for receptions and receiving yards by a tight end.

In 47 games -- 38 starts -- over three season with Seattle, the 27-year-old Carlson has totaled 137 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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