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Top Stephen Carlson News

  • Stephen Carlson: Not tendered by Cleveland

    Carlson (knee) became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the Browns opted not to tender him a contract for 2022, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

    Carlson sat out the 2021 campaign after requiring season-ending knee surgery in late August. He appeared in all 16 games during 2020 and caught one pass for 11 yards.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Reverts to IR

    Carlson (knee) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Carlson will now be able to rejoin the team, but he'll remain on injured reserve after he underwent season-ending knee surgery in mid-August. The 25-year-old had a strong performance in camp and could compete for a 53-man roster spot in 2022.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Carlson (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    It's not yet clear whether Carlson has tested positive for the virus or whether he's considered a close contact. However, Monday's move doesn't impact the 24-year-old's status since he underwent season-ending knee surgery in mid-August.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Requires knee surgery

    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.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Placed on IR

    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.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Season-ending injury feared

    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.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Exits game with knee injury

    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.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Sticking with Cleveland

    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.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Tendered rights

    The Browns tendered Carlson as an exclusive rights free agent Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Carlson entered the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent and will now stay in Cleveland. Through his two seasons with the team, the tight end has caught six of his nine targets for 62 yards and one touchdown.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Unused on offense in playoff loss

    Carlson was active but did not play an offensive snap in Sunday's 22-17 playoff loss to the Chiefs.

    Carlson had just one catch, two targets and 11 receiving yards during the regular season, serving as the fourth tight end. With the top three tight ends for the Browns under contract for 2021, he'll play a similar role should Cleveland bring him back. He becomes an exclusive rights free agent during the offseason.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Gearing up Sunday

    Carlson (groin) will play in Sunday's AFC divisional round against the Chiefs.

    Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant and David Njoku are all healthy for Sunday's playoff game, so Carlson will mainly contribute on special teams.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Questionable for Sunday

    Carlson (groin) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Chiefs, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Carlson appears truly iffy for Sunday's game, but his presence likely won't impact Cleveland's offense one way or another. He saw just two targets through 16 regular-season games in 2020, and both Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant are set for Sunday while No.3 tight end David Njoku (hamstring) is questionable.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Makes first catch

    Carlson caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.

    Carlson is the seldom-used fourth tight end on the Browns' roster. The catch was his first of the season and the target just his second.

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  • Browns' Stephen Carlson: Moves up depth chart

    Carlson is expected to receive more playing time with David Njoku (knee) on injured reserve, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Carlson played just 12 snaps (16 percent) and had one target in the season-opening loss to the Ravens but moved up to third on the depth chart behind Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant. He broadly fits into the category of blocking tight end, but quarterback Baker Mayfield uses tight ends as red-zone scoring options. Carlson caught five of seven targets with one touchdown in 2019.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Jamestown, NY
Age: 25
School: Princeton
Experience: 4