Seahawks TE John Carlson will miss season

The Seattle Seahawks are fortunate they pursued and signed Zach Miller in free agency.

That’s because tight end John Carlson will miss the entire season after Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced the veteran will require surgery to repair a torn labrum, an injury that will keep him out for the entire season.

That ends plans the team had to use double tight end packages with some big targets skilled in the passing game.

It's disappointing because John has had a great start to camp," Carroll said, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. "He was rocking and rolling, and those two guys out there together looked really good. Fortunately, our tight ends have really played well."

This means Dominique Byrd, who played for Carroll at USC, and Anthony McCoy will figure in the roster mix.

Carlson caught 106 passes in his first two seasons with the team before slumping last season in the offense. With new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, the plan was to use him more this year.

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