Cards sign TE John Carlson

Posted by Darren Urban on March 7, 2014 – 2:27 pm

The Cardinals made their first “big” free-agent signing Friday, getting tight end John Carlson to sign a two-year contract. Given the uncertainty at the position — Jeff King, Jim Dray, Jake Ballard and Kory Sperry all have expiring contracts — someone was going to have to sign to fill the spots.

Carlson has been battling injuries since he came out of the gate strong for the Seahawks back in 2008 and 2009. He has had concussion issues. But he’s had production in this league and makes sense (assuming the Cards got him on a contract to their liking, which is probable.) He spent the last two years in Minnesota.
That will probably be it until next week. The Cards will be talking to agents, but signings/agreements for most free agents can’t commence until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest.
— Spent the morning at Arizona State’s pro day. The Cardinals were well-represented with 11 people, including nine coaches (many of whom helped run the position  drills.)
Defensive lineman Will Sutton looked good and weighed under 300 pounds. It will be interesting to see where he goes in the draft.

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