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Stephen Carlson: Reverts to practice squad
Carlson reverted to the Bears' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Carlson was elevated to Chicago's active roster Saturday, but he was ultimately ruled inactive prior to the game. Thus, he will continue to try and impress at practice while awaiting a new opportunity to get called up.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Stephen Carlson: Won't suit up Week 1
Carlson (coach's decision) was ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers.
Carlson was elevated from the practice squad after Chicago listed veteran tight end Robert Tonyan (back) on Saturday's injury report. However, with Tonyan active Sunday, it appears Carlson's services will no longer be needed Week 1. He'll likely continue to serve as the team's go-to option at tight end if tight ends Cole Kmet, Marcedes Lewis and/or Tonyan sustain any injuries over the next few weeks.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Stephen Carlson: Joins active roster
The Bears have elevated Carlson from the practice squad to their active roster ahead of Sunday's Week 1 showdown against the Packers, Chris Emma of 670TheScore.com reports.
Carlson's addition to Chicago's roster may be hinting at Robert Tonyan's (back) eventual status for Sunday's season opener. As of now, Carlson is one of four tight ends on the roster, so he will be providing depth at the position and presumably be a candidate to contribute on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Stephen Carlson: Back in Windy City
Carlson is signing with the Bears' practice squad Wednesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Carlson was unable to land a spot on the Bears' 53-man roster this year but will attempt to find a role as part of the practice squad. He spent the 2019 and 2020 campaigns with the Browns but has dealt with injuries in recent seasons.... See More ... See Less
Stephen Carlson: Gets cut loose
Carlson was waived by the Bears on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Carlson had injuries derail his career after spending 2019 and 2020 with the Browns. The Princeton product was working to bounce back with Chicago after agreeing to a deal with the team in May, but he ultimately came up short.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Stephen Carlson: Headed to Chicago
Carlson agreed to a one-year contract with Chicago on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The tight end out of Princeton is going from Cleveland to Chicago after signing with the Bears on Saturday. He hasn't played in the NFL since 2020, but in his last two active seasons with Cleveland he recorded six catches for 62 yards and one touchdown while acting as a special teams ace, playing over 80 percent of the special teams snaps. This is the third tight end Chicago has brought in this offseason, as the team also lured Robert Tonyan away from Green Bay and signed Damien Caffrey as an undrafted free agent.... See More ... See Less
Stephen Carlson: Cleared to return
Carlson will work out with the Giants on Monday after being officially cleared to return to football activities, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The Princeton product saw just nine targets in his first two years in the league before a torn ACL suffered during a preseason game forced him to miss the entire 2021 campaign. Carlson still is looking for another opportunity after Cleveland opted not to retain him in 2022, but he now at least has a clean bill of health working in his favor.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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