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Top Stephen Carlson News

  • Bears' Stephen Carlson: Gets reserve/future contract

    The Bears signed Carlson to a reserve/future contract Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official website reports.

    Carlson spent most of the season on Chicago's practice squad, but he only saw the field in one game. He played one special-teams snap in Week 10 versus the Panthers. The 27-year-old will now attempt to put the work in during the offseason to ultimately earn a spot on the Bears' roster in the 2024 campaign.

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  • Stephen Carlson: Returns to practice squad

    Carlson reverted to the Bears' practice squad Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Carlson's elevation to the active roster prior to Thursday's win over the Panthers led to his first on-field action since 2020. However, he ultimately played on just one special teams snap. He will now continue working to make an impression on the practice squad.

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  • Bears' Stephen Carlson: Joins active roster

    The Bears elevated Carlson to their active roster ahead of Thursday night's game against the Panthers, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    Carlson has spent the majority of this year on the Bears' practice squad, and his last in-game action came back in 2020 with the Browns. The 26-year-old tight end has appeared in 25 games throughout his two-year NFL career, recording 62 receiving yards and primarily playing on special teams.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Jamestown, NY
Age: 27
School: Princeton
Experience: 4