Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee) is officially listed as probable for Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Carlson missed the entire preseason with a sprained MCL, but was a full participant in practice all week.
Fantasy Impact: Carlson now the second-string tight end in Minnesota after the emergence of Kyle Rudolph. He probably won't contribute much this season even while healthy, which hasn't been often. Carlson missed the whole 2011 season with a torn labrum and hasn't been a fantasy factor since 2009. By now, the Vikings are probably regretting the 5-year, $25 million contract they gave him in the offseason. Keep him on the waiver wire.
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