Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes that Seattle Seahawks soon-to-be free agent John Carlson could be an option for the Chicago Bears, who are looking to upgrade the tight end position.
Because of a week tight end class in the draft, teams likely will be looking more toward free agency for talent at the position. Biggs also notes that Carlson played college at nearby Notre Dame.
Biggs: Although he missed the entire 2011 season after suffering a torn labrum in his shoulder last summer, he was a reliable producer before that. Carlson missed only one game through his first three seasons. In 2008 and 2009, he caught 106 passes for 1,201 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Carlson didn’t put up the same kind of numbers in 2010 when new Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates was the offensive coordinator in Seattle. He made just 31 receptions for 318 yards, but the Seahawks had quarterback issues. Seattle might want Carlson back, but the Seahawks signed Zach Miller last summer and have other needs to address.”
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