Five-year tight end John Carlson contract

Five-year tight end John Carlson contract agreement with the Minnesota Vikings leaves Seattle with three options the rest of the project was Mike Holmgren.

Red Bryant, Brandon Mebane and Ben Obomanu are the survivors.

The NFC North and NFC West beats on players entering the NFL draft decisions under Holmgren: Rob Sims and Lawrence Jackson, in Detroit, Mansfield Wrotto and Chris Spencer in Chicago, and now Carlson in Minnesota.

Seattle drafted all players when Tim Ruskell was the decision of the Seahawks staff as general manager. Carlson was the Holmgren was most responsible for drafting. He pushed hard for Carlson, because I really wanted a versatile tight end for his offense.

Carlson set a franchise single-season record with 55 catches as a rookie receiving in 2008. Injuries, QB issues, atrophy and rotating list of coaches affected Carlson and crime in the following seasons.

The current leaders of the Seahawks did not object to bring back Carlson, but the team's decision to pay $ 6.8 million per season to Zach Miller in the offseason last redefined Carlson was on the list. There was less room for Carlson to become the player Holmgren in Seattle in mind when he made Carlson a second-round.

Seattle tight end John Carlson decided to cut his trip short to Kansas City and head to Minnesota. He is likely to sign with the Vikings on the trip.

The chiefs were hoping to match Carlson, who missed all of last season with a shoulder injury, with Tony Moeaki, who missed all of last season with a knee injury. The staff is expected to receive the right tackle Eric Winston and runners Mike Tolbert and Peyton Hillis on Wednesday.