Carlson will undergo surgery on his knee and miss the entire 2021 season, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Carlson suffered the injury during Saturday's preseason opener versus the Jaguars, and there will be no chance of him retaking the field this season. He appeared in 16 games for Cleveland last year and caught one of two targets for 11 yards while primarily playing special teams.
The Browns placed Carlson (knee) on injured reserve Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports. Carlson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's preseason opener against the Jags, rendering this move more of a formality. Prior to the injury, he was enjoying a strong camp and considered a strong candidate to make Cleveland's 53-man roster.
There are fears that Carlson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Saturday's preseason opener against Jacksonville, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. The severity of Carlson's knee injury hasn't been confirmed yet, but it sounds like he'll be facing a lengthy absence. This is an unfortunate turn of events for the tight end, who had been enjoying a strong camp and was on track to secure a spot on the Browns' 53-man roster.
Carlson (knee) left the Browns' preseason game against the Jaguars on Saturday and is officially out for the remainder of the game, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Carlson hurt his knee on a bobbled catch he made in the first half of the game. The third-year tight end played in all 16 games for the Browns last season, primarily on special teams, and as long as his injury isn't serious his contributions to special teams should give him a good chance at making the roster.
Carlson signed his exclusive-rights contract tender with the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Carlson returns to a crowded tight-end room, one which currently features Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant and David Njoku above him on him on the depth chart. Over his past two seasons in Cleveland, Carlson totaled six receptions for 62 yards and one score in 25 appearances.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/14||@New England Patriots||4||3.20|
|15||12/19||Las Vegas Raiders||21||8.60|
|16||12/25||@Green Bay Packers||20||8.60|
|3 Year Avg||4||3||31||0||2||10.33||3|