CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 16: Quaterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks throws the ball to tight end John Carlson #89 in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on January 16 2011 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports Carlson cut his visit to Kansas City short and is now heading to Minnesota to visit the Vikings. The report states Carlson is "likely" to sign with the Vikings on his visit, which would reunite him with another former Golden Domer tight end, Kyle Rudolph.
The Chiefs probably wanted some insurance in case TE Tony Moeaki went down with another injury. He had a terrific rookie season but his second season was over before it started with a preseason ACL tear. Moeaki has a history of injuries to I think adding another tight end is a smart. But that tight end apparently isn't expected to be Carlson.
(H/T NJ Chiefs Fan)
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