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MAR 26, 2:09p ET | Kristopher Martel
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News: Carlson played just 18 offensive snaps during Sunday's defeat at San Francisco, Football Outsiders reports.
Impact: Over the final four outings of the season, Carlson oscillated (along with Rob Housler) between second and third on the tight end depth chart behind Darren Fells. The likely impetus was Carlson's lacking ability as a blocker, and because Fells has been serviceable as a pass catcher -- five receptions (on 11 targets) for 71 yards during the aforementioned span -- Carlson could be jettisoned as a cost-cutting measure in the offseason. No matter how the coming months unfold, he'll conclude his first regular season in the desert with 33 catches (on 55 targets) for 350 yards and one score.