Carlson 'feels great', will continue football career

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After suffering yet another concussion last year, reportedly the fifth of his college and pro football career, tight end John Carlson says he will continue his career.

According to multiple reports after his Week 14 concussion, Carlson said retirement was something he and his wife were going to consider during the offseason.

But Carlson stated his position on those comments and retirement in general this weekend.

To the Star Tribune:

“I never once said I was going to retire; I said I’m going to evaluate this just like I do every year. I’ve gone through that process, and I feel great.

“It’s a serious thing (concussions), but I’m not ready to be done. I’m not done and the doctors are telling me that it’s OK that I’m not done."

After catching just eight balls in his first year of a five-year, $25 million contract with Minnesota in 2012, Carlson had become a solid contributor to Minnesota's offense this season after stepping into the starting tight end spot with Kyle Rudolph injured.

But Carlson's concussion ended his season, and subsequently brought up questions of his future.

The Litchfield native caught 50-plus balls in two of his first three seasons in the league with the Seattle Seahawks.

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