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John Carlson cleared to play

Good news on the injury front for the Vikings on Monday as Leslie Frazier broke the news that tight end John Carlson could be able to play this weekend. The Litchfield Minnesota native has missed the last two games with a concussion.
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Good news on the injury front for the Vikings on Monday as Leslie Frazier broke the news that tight end John Carlson could be able to play this weekend. The Litchfield Minnesota native has missed the last two games with a concussion.

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