Carlson signed his restricted free agent tender from the Raiders on Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: In March, Las Vegas extended Carlson a second-round tender, a price that other organizations were unlikely to pay. Thus he's back in the desert for a second consecutive year and a member of the Raiders for a fourth campaign. Carlson is coming off his best statistical season, when he connected on 33 of 35 field-goal attempts (94 percent) and 45 of 47 point-after tries (96 percent).
Apr 29, 2021 2:33 PM EST
The Raiders extended Carlson a second-round tender Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Carlson was outstanding for the Raiders in 2020, making 33 of 35 field-goal attempts and 45 of 47 extra-point tries en route to a single-season franchise record of 144 points. This should prevent an offer sheet for Carlson, who will earn $3.384 million in 2020 if he signs the tender.
Mar 15, 2021 3:18 PM EST
Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and buried all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Carlson missed just two of 35 total field-goal attempts during an impressive 2020 campaign, while also making 45 of 47 extra-point tries. His 144 points set the franchise record for most points scored in a single season, which was previously held by Raiders legend Sebastian Janikowski. Carlson's stellar closing stretch earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December, gaining momentum ahead of restricted free agency this offseason as Las Vegas likely plans to lure him back.
Jan 8, 2021 8:29 AM EST
Carlson made all four of his field-goal attempts and converted one of two extra-points tries in Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.
Analysis: Carlson's first extra-point miss since Week 5 proved costly as the Raiders ultimately suffered a one-point loss to be removed from playoff contention. The Auburn product's four field goals marked a season high, however, but three of them were booted from 23 yards or less. Carlson has now gone three consecutive games without attempting a field goal from 40-plus.
Dec 28, 2020 8:14 AM EST
Carlson converted a pair of field-goal attempts and made all three of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 30-27 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: Carlson's nine points on Thursday Night Football matched his Week 14 line as well, nailing multiple field goals from inside 30 yards to accompany a trio of extra points again. Carlson hasn't missed an attempt since Week 8 as Las Vegas is now slated to host the Dolphins this Saturday.
Dec 21, 2020 6:19 AM EST
Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts and converted all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Colts.
Analysis: Carlson has now gone six consecutive games without a single missed kick from any distance, but he's also attempted just one field goal from 40-plus yards dating to Week 11. The Raiders' homestand continues as the Chargers travel to Allegiant Stadium for Thursday Night Football.
Dec 15, 2020 7:32 AM EST
Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Carlson nailed a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter, but he was ultimately contained to just two PATs in the second half as he brought his total to seven points for the contest. Las Vegas is now slated to host the Colts and their periodically stingy defense Week 14.
Dec 8, 2020 4:39 AM EST
Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons.
Analysis: Carlson has averaged just 6.5 points per game over the Raiders' last two contests, but additional scoring opportunities could arise Week 13 against the Jets. He was perfect on field-goal attempts from 24 and 29 yards this past Sunday in Atlanta.
Nov 30, 2020 10:43 PM EST
Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 35-31 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Carlson converted from 35 yards on his lone field goal, but in otherwise being limited to PATs, Carlson's seven points actually tied his season low. That evidences how consistent and impactful the 25-year-old has been thus far, as he now sports 94 points through 10 outings.
Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and was perfect on four extra-point tries in Sunday's 37-12 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Carlson's impressive Week 10 effort was highlighted by a 52-yard boot early in the second half to put Las Vegas up by seven. He ultimately recorded a season-high 13 points as a divisional matchup against the Chiefs now awaits.
Nov 17, 2020 5:03 AM EST
Carlson made his only field-goal attempt from 31 yards and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-26 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Carlson's seven points marked a season low, but his field goal late in the fourth quarter turned out to be a victory-clinching kick as the Chargers were unable to find the end zone on their final drive. Carlson will look to maintain his consistent production Week 10 as the Broncos head to Las Vegas.
Nov 9, 2020 7:54 AM EST
Carlson made three of four field-goal attempts and converted his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Browns.
Analysis: Carlson extended his streak of eight-plus points to seven games, despite clanking the left upright on a 41-yard field-goal attempt during the Raiders' opening drive. He'll hope for more favorable weather conditions Week 9 in Los Angeles.
Nov 3, 2020 4:36 AM EST
Carlson made both his field-goal attempts and converted a pair of extra-point tries in Sunday's 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Carlson continues to provide consistent kicking production with at least eight points in all six of the Raiders' contests this season. The team now travels to Cleveland for a matchup against the Browns, who just gave up 34 points to the 1-5-1 Bengals.
Oct 26, 2020 5:37 PM EST
Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts and converted four of five extra-point tries in Sunday's 40-32 win over the Chiefs.
Analysis: Carlson ultimately contributed 10 points in the Raiders' upset victory, but a missed extra-point attempt early in the fourth quarter kept him from a perfect performance. He managed to redeem himself with a 43-yard field goal to make it a two-score game with 6:34 remaining, however. Carlson will be able to enjoy the bye week before hosting the Buccaneers for Sunday Night Football in Week 7.
Oct 12, 2020 8:58 AM EST
Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and converted both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Carlson was a bright spot for the Raiders in Week 4 as he improved to 9 of 10 on field-goal attempts this season, while also remaining perfect from 50-plus thanks to his 54-yarder in the first quarter. The Raiders will likely need another solid performance from Carlson on the road Week 5 as they look to keep up with the Chiefs.
Oct 5, 2020 11:50 PM EST
Carlson made two of three field-goal attempts and converted a pair of extra points in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Carlson missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt wide left for his first failure of the 2020 season after remaining perfect through Week 2, though he still managed to log eight points in New England. The Raiders now return home to Las Vegas for a tough matchup against the undefeated Bills.
Sep 28, 2020 7:24 AM EST
Carlson made both his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point tries in Monday night's 34-24 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Carlson sealed the game by drilling a 54-yarder with just over a minute remaining. The kicker also converted from 28 yards as the first-half clock expired. With 10 points and no misses in back-to-back outings, Carlson is in good form ahead of Week 3's game versus the Patriots.
Sep 23, 2020 6:59 AM EST
Carlson connected on field-goal attempts of 20 and 54 yards and also converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-30 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Coming off a relatively disappointing 2019 campaign in which he made just 19 of 26 field-goal attempts, Carlson couldn't have asked for much more when it comes to his solid Week 1 performance in Carolina. He'll look to maintain the momentum in Week 2 for what will be the Raiders' debut on their new home turf in Las Vegas.
Sep 14, 2020 7:35 AM EST
Carlson is the only kicker on the Raiders' roster after the team waived Dominik Eberle earlier this month.
Analysis: Carlson currently doesn't have direct competition for his job, but if his prior inconsistencies flare up during training camp, it wouldn't be a surprise if Las Vegas considered other options. In his second professional season last year, Carlson made just 19 of 26 field-goal attempts and missed two of 36 extra-point tries.
Aug 21, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Carlson was tendered a contract by the Raiders on Friday, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old took a step back in his sophomore season as he converted 19 of 26 field-goal attempts and 34 of 36 extra-points attempts in 2019, but the Raiders are currently without another kicker on the roster. Carlson was set to be an exclusive rights free agent, and the team still figures to at least bring in some competition for training camp.
Mar 15, 2020 9:09 AM EST
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