Stephen Carlson

Chicago Bears
Tight End #84
Chicago Bears
Tight End #84

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Bears Cut Stephen Carlson

The Chicago Bears cut tight end Stephen Carlson on Tuesday to trim their roster down to 53 players, according to a source. Carlson will likely be back on the practice squad if he clears waivers. Chicago will open the 2023 regular season with Cole Kmet atop the tight end depth chart, followed by Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis. Carlson had a strong training camp this summer and caught five passes for 47 yards in preseason action. The former undrafted free agent out of Princeton hasn't seen any NFL action since 2020. In his two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, he caught six of nine targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in 25 games (seven starts).

Aug 29, 2023 11:19 PM EST

Headed to Chicago

Carlson agreed to a one-year contract with Chicago on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

May 6, 2023 12:55 PM EST

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.

Jun 6, 2022 11:12 AM EST

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 reports.

Mar 16, 2022 10:16 PM EST

Reverts to IR

Carlson (knee) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Dec 16, 2021 1:04 PM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

Carlson (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Dec 6, 2021 9:24 AM EST

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.

Aug 17, 2021 5:09 PM EST

Placed on IR

The Browns placed Carlson (knee) on injured reserve Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Aug 16, 2021 5:08 PM EST

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 reports.

Aug 15, 2021 7:51 PM EST

Exits game with knee injury

Carlson (knee) left the Browns' preseason game against the Jaguars and is officially out for the remainder of the game, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Aug 14, 2021 5:12 PM EST

Sticking with Cleveland

Carlson signed his tender as an exclusive rights free agent with the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Apr 14, 2021 12:19 PM EST

Tendered rights

The Browns tendered exclusive rights with Carlson on Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Mar 5, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Unused on offense in playoff loss

Carlson was active but did not play an offensive snap in Sunday's 22-17 playoff loss to the Chiefs.

Jan 18, 2021 6:03 AM EST

Gearing up Sunday

Carlson (groin) will play in Sunday's AFC divisional round against the Chiefs.

Jan 17, 2021 10:50 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Carlson (groin) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Chiefs, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Jan 15, 2021 12:17 PM EST

Makes first catch

Carlson caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.

Nov 30, 2020 6:24 AM EST

Moves up depth chart

Carlson is expected to receive more playing time with David Njoku (knee) on injured reserve, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Sep 15, 2020 5:55 AM EST

No targets in finale

Carlson was not targeted in Sunday's 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17.

Dec 31, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Leads TEs in snaps

Carlson had one target and played 41 snaps in Sunday's 27-19 win over the Bengals.

Dec 9, 2019 3:38 AM EST

Upgrades to full practice

Carlson (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Dec 6, 2019 12:05 PM EST