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Vikings release TE Carlson

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The Minnesota Vikings released veteran tight end John Carlson on Wednesday after attempts to reach agreement on a restructured contract failed.

Carlson, 29, has a history of concussion problems and was reported to be considering retirement.

In 2013, Carlson played in 13 games and had 32 receptions for 344 yards and one touchdown. The third concussion of his career ended his season.

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