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Vikings Place TE John Carlson On Season-Ending IR

The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have placed TE John Carlson on season-ending injured reserve Saturday.

Carlson has been dealing with post concussion symptoms since he suffered a concussion against the Ravens back on Dec. 8th. Since then, Carlson has been cleared to return to practice, but with symptoms resurfacing, it was clear that this move could be coming.

There has even been talk that retirement could be an option for Carlson.

“It’s a serious issue and it’s not something that I’m ignoring,” Carlson said, via the  Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The Vikings signed Carlson to a  five-year, $25 million contract that included $9.1 million guaranteed back in 2012. He will make $3.9 million for the 2014 season.

In a corresponding move, the Vikings have waived CB Robert Steeples and have signed RB Joe Banyard & DE Justin Trattou from the practice squad.

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