John Carlson 89 | Tight End

Arizona Cardinals

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Mon. Sep 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Carlson gathered in 2-of-3 targets for 43 yards during Sunday's win against the Giants in New York. Additionally, he took the field for 66-of-68 offense snaps for the Cardinals, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Impact: Carlson dominated his fellow tight ends in terms of snaps -- Rob Housler garnered 25, while rookie Troy Niklas was handed 17 -- and only Niklas (one catch for 19 yards) contributed to the passing game. The preceding workload has trickled into a second consecutive game, intimating that Carlson is the TE to consider when looking at Arizona's corps of pass catchers. No matter, he only has three receptions (on four targets) for 63 yards to date, which won't endear him to any owners outside of deep formats.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Carlson played 61-of-70 offensive snaps during Monday's win versus the Chargers, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Impact: Despite earning 41 more snaps than fellow tight end Rob Housler, their respective lines were nearly identical, with Carlson gathering in his sole target for 20 yards, while Housler caught one ball (on three targets) for 16 yards. Meanwhile, rookie Troy Niklas wasn't targeted on his 12 snaps, which isn't a surprise behind two veteran options. Considering his overwhelming snap total compared to the other two, Carlson is the Cardinals' tight end to own, but the team's lack of a fullback forces more blocking assignments than the typical TE corps.(RotoWire, )
John Carlson
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 248  Age: 30
Born: 5/12/1984, St. Cloud, Minnesota
College: Notre Dame
NFL Experience: 7th season
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 2
(38th overall by the Seahawks)
Salary: $800,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury