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Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 4:39pm
Cardinals TE John Carlson has retired from the NFL.
Carlson, who was going into his eighth year, wasn’t in training camp, but he had been a daily attendee of the Cardinals’ strength and conditioning program and was on the field Monday when the team opened up Phase 2 on-field workouts. In a statement released by the team, Carlson did not indicate a specific reason for his decision.
"After much thought and consideration, my wife Danielle and I know that this is the best decision for us," Carlson said.
Along with Rob Housler's departure via free agency, the Cardinals will be without the two tight ends that played the most in 2014. Darren Fells and 2014 draft pick Troy Niklas sit atop the team's depth chart.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:52pm
Wildcard Weekend – John Carlson vs. Carolina
John Carlson had only one target last week against the 49ers, a six yard reception. Meanwhile, Darren Fells was targeted three times, and one has to wonder if Carlson’s veteran security is giving way to Fells’ youthful upside.
Either way, the Cardinals are on their third quarterback, facing a resurgent Carolina defense, and they haven’t been using the tight end position much anyway. While the tight end spot isn’t deep in this wildcard round, pushing Carlson into the top ten in our rankings, he’s a very risky option and fantasy owners should try to stay in our top 4 or top 6 if at all possible.