After release from Vikings, TE John Carlson signs with Cardinals
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Tight end John Carlson has landed on his feet. Two days after his official release from the Vikings, Carlson has agreed to a deal with the Cardinals, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Arziona Cardinals gave former Vikings TE John Carlson a two-year deal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2014
The team confirmed the signing shortly after Schefter's report.
The Vikings talked about a restructured contract with Carlson, according to 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson. Ultimately, the Vikings and Carlson did not agree on a restructured deal and Minnesota released the oft-injured tight end.
Injuries have been a big part of Carlson's career. He even considered retirement at one point, according to the Star Tribune.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport cited a source saying that the deal is for two years and $4.65 million.