Vikings Release Tight-End Carlson In Second Year Of Contract

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 8:18 am

After two years and a wad-lump of money, the Minnesota Vikings have released tight-end John Carlson, according to multiple reports.

Earlier reports claim Carlson was contemplating retirement during the off-season after ending the 2014 campaign on the injured reserves. It was the second time in three years that Carlson ended the season on IR.

The Litchfield, MN native was to make nearly 3.9 million dollars this next year, as part of his five-year, $25 million contract he signed back in 2013.

The Star Tribune says contract re-structuring was in discussion, but both sides couldn’t find common ground. Carlson’s two-year Viking career saw him catch 40 passes for 387 yards.

Carlson was a second-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008.

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