Arizona Cardinals tight end John Carlson has retired from football at the age of 30. According to reports on AZ Cardinals, the team's official website, Carlson, who joined the Cardinals last year as a free agent, didn't give a specific reason, but released a statement announcing his decision.
"After much thought and consideration, my wife Danielle and I know that this is the best decision for us. I was blessed to play seven seasons in the NFL for here tremendous organizations - the Cardinals, Vikings and Seahawks. I will always treasure the experiences and relationships made during that time, but I'm also very excited about the next phase of my life and what's ahead."