Seahawks John Carlson to miss season

Published on August 31, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

With incumbent starter John Carlson scheduled for season-ending shoulder surgery, the addition of Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller in free agency looms even larger for the Seahawks.

The recent acquisition of Zach Miller suddenly looks even better than when the Seahawks signed the Pro Bowl tight end four weeks ago.

That’s due to the fact that incumbent starter John Carlson will miss the 2011 season because he needs surgery to repair a torn labrum. Coach Pete Carroll made the somber announcement Tuesday afternoon following the team’s practice.

“It’s disappointing,” Carroll said. “Because John had a great start to camp. He was rocking and rolling and those two guys out there together looked really good.”

Carlson damaged the shoulder in practice on Aug. 13 while diving for a pass. It was hoped that he would be able to rehab the injury and play this season. But tests done Monday revealed that surgery is necessary.

When the Seahawks signed Miller in free agency, they envisioned the former Oakland Raider and Carlson being used in tandem to create matchup problems for opposing defenses in the passing game and also help a running game that ranked 31st in the league last season.

“We were really counting on this,” Carroll said. “We were so excited about having Zach and John play together. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen now.”

Carlson, a second-round draft choice in 2008, holds the franchise records at the position for receptions (55 in 2008), receiving yards (627 in 2008) and touchdown catches (seven in 2009). Miller averaged 61 receptions and 756 receiving yards the past three seasons for the Raiders, including 60 for 685 and a career-high five TDs last season when he was voted to the AFC Pro Bowl team.

via Carlson to miss season.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

AP167044948598-480x319

Seahawks take fullback Kiero Small with their final draft pick

The Seahawks used pick No. 229 to draft Arkansas fullback Kiero Small in the seventh round. Get this: Small ...
c3502f36-4f0b-4f27-9327-c4b03b0fdd9a_800

Richardson: ‘I figured it out when the general manager called me’

Here’s what Paul Richardson had to say: (On where is he at right now….) “I’m California right now with ...
7efb6d24-c022-4fd8-ae10-2f3bcaf8d8b7_800

Britt: ‘If nasty is the word you want to use, then I’m nasty’

Here’s what new Seahawks lineman Justin Britt, whom Tom Cable said will compete right away at right tackle ...
140508schneider600

Seahawks trade first-round draft choice to Vikings

The Seahawks traded out of the final pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday ...
140506udfa600

The Seahawks have been very good to rookie free agents

Despite having one of the best and deepest rosters in the NFL, the Seahawks have become a good ...
140505donald600

Where does Aaron Donald fit in first round of NFL Draft?

Aaron Donald did all the right things at the University of Pittsburgh, but the undersized defensive tackle needs ...
Untitled

Golden Tate Cheating With Russell Wilson’s Wife?

Some of you will read this post and say no way, but yes it's true and i have ...
140501clowney600

Mike Mayock can see Seahawks trading down in first round of NFL Draft

The Seahawks hold the last pick in the first round of next week’s NFL Draft, and analyst Mike ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz