JOHN CARLSON MAY BE HIGH ON GIANTS' WISH LIST
"After losing both Jake
Ballard and Travis
Beckum to torn ACL's during Super Bowl XLVI, the New York
Giants are in near-desperate need of a tight end for the 2012-2013 season.
And with a weak tight end class in the upcoming NFL Draft -a class that includes no legitimate
first-round talent- Big Blue will be forced to look toward free agency for an
A player that is likely to catch their eye, and may already be on their wish
list, is soon-to-be free agent John
Carlson of the Seattle
' tight end John
raises the ball after he scores a touchdown against the New Orleans
Saints in the first quarter of the NFC's wild-card playoff game on Saturday
January 8, 2011 at Qwest Field in Seattle. Carlson caught two touchdown passes
from Matt Hasselbeck in their 41-36 win over the Defending Super Bowl Champions.
(UPI /Jim Bryant)
"Hearing [Carlson] might be high on wish list if his shoulder check out and
he hits the market," Pat Traina of Inside Football tweeted.
Carlson has caught the Giants' eye before, as the team was rumored to be
interested in trading for him a year ago. However, a shoulder injury caused him
to miss the entire 2011 season, and diminished all potential of a team like New York
attempting to acquire him.
While not considered an elite tight end, Carlson's stock was improving prior
to his injury and he could be a low-risk style signing for Jerry Resse &
In 47 career games, Carlson has 137 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13