Vikings to release Litchfield native 05 Mar 14

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision has confirmed that the Minnesota Vikings have decided to release veteran tight end John Carlson.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet finalized the move.

The Vikings had no announcement. The news was first reported by FoxSports.com.

Carlson spent two injury-marred seasons with the Vikings, his home-state team, after signing a sizable contract as a free agent two years ago. The Notre Dame product spent four seasons with Seattle before coming to Minnesota, but he totaled only 40 catches, 387 yards and one touchdown over the last two years.