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NESN.com Jun 17, 2019

Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph Addresses Legitimacy Of Patriots Trade Rumors

Kyle Rudolph is staying put. After an offseason filled with uncertainty, the veteran tight end ultimately signed a four-year extension... Read More »
ClutchPoints Jun 17, 2019
Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph happy to have contract talks behind him

Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph happy to have contract talks behind him

It has been a topsy-turvy offseason for Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph. First, there were rumors he would be traded. Then, he and the Vikings began extension talks. Then, he was going to get traded again. Finally, Rudolph agreed to a four-year contract extension with Minnesota last week, and he is happy that things […] The post Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph happy to have contract talks behind him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Viking Age Jun 17, 2019

How the Vikings can best utilize Irv Smith Jr. in 2019

The Minnesota Vikings rookie tight end could be a huge beneficiary after the Rudolph extension as he’s freed up to add a wrinkle into the Vikings offense. For years, the Minnesota Vikings have craved an athletic tight end to pair with Kyle Rudolph. To satisfy that craving, the Vikings have tried multiple ways to get […] How the Vikings can best utilize Irv Smith Jr. in 2019 - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
ClutchPoints Jun 16, 2019
Vikings news: Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander are candidates for extensions

Vikings news: Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander are candidates for extensions

With the Minnesota Vikings re-signing Kyle Rudolph to a long term deal they have opened up some cap space which means Trae Waynes or Mackensie Alexander could be in line for an extension. The extension for Rudolph lowered his cap number this season from  $7.625 million to $3.55 million which means the Vikings have $4.687 […] The post Vikings news: Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander are candidates for extensions appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Daily Norseman Jun 15, 2019
Could Harrison Smith be the next Viking that’s up for a contract extension?

Could Harrison Smith be the next Viking that’s up for a contract extension?

It sounds like that could happen With tight end Kyle Rudolph officially in the fold for the foreseeable future, the Minnesota Vikings have all of the pieces in place to make another run in 2019. They also have a ton of money invested in core players for the next few years, and are probably going to need to make some difficult decisions down the road. From the sounds of it, they might be seriously looking into taking care of another one of their cornerstone players for the long term. It's something on one side's radar for sure. Potentially both real soon.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP)...

After Kyle Rudolph's deal, Vikings await tough decisions with 2020 salary cap

After the completion of Kyle Rudolph's four-year contract extension, the Vikings bought themselves some breathing room under the salary cap for the 2019 league year. They've now got $4,686,926 under the cap, having created $4.075 million of cap space with Rudolph's new deal. Their 2020 cap situation, which was tenuous before signing Rudolph, will still require some work between now and next spring. According to sources with access to NFL Players Association salary data, Rudolph received a $7.25 million signing bonus, and retains the ability to make up to $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses...
Daily Norseman Jun 13, 2019
Why The Vikings Still Need Kyle Rudolph

Why The Vikings Still Need Kyle Rudolph

He seemed replaceable and expensive - but is he ? The Vikings just inked an extension for Kyle Rudolph, making him one of the highest paid tight-ends in the league, on a per-year salary basis. Rudolph will turn 30 around mid-season this year, and has declined in his blocking and pass catching ability, according to PFF, the past couple years. In addition, the Vikings just drafted Irv Smith Jr. in the 2nd round, and have other TEs in Tyler Conklin and David Morgan that could also prove worthy of significant reps at TE - along with Smith. All that, combined with the Vikings rather dismal...

The Vikings got the band back together in 2019. Was that a good idea?

Despite persistent challenges of attrition, salary constraints and the lure of the open market, the Vikings pretty much got the entire band back together in 2019. Defensive end Everson Griffen is still here. Linebacker Anthony Barr is, too. Tight end Kyle Rudolph? Check. Nobody in the secondary was traded? Nope. The Vikings also found a spot for five guitarists, three keyboard players and a tuba player. The whole band, all under one salary cap. The default mode is to praise the Vikings and executive vice president Rob Brzezinski for the sort of cap wizardry that has allowed them to achieve...

Vikings have ideal salary cap manager in Rob Brzezinski

Rob Brzezinski works many miracles, as he did with the Kyle Rudolph extension, to creatively pay players.
ClutchPoints Jun 12, 2019
Kyle Rudolph will be the Vikings’ offensive X-Factor for 2019

Kyle Rudolph will be the Vikings’ offensive X-Factor for 2019

The Minnesota Vikings and two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph reached an agreement on a four-year extension, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. ICYMI: Vikings giving veteran TE Kyle Rudolph a four-year, $36 million extension that keeps him in Minnesota, per source. Rudolph scheduled to sign the deal this morning. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, […] The post Kyle Rudolph will be the Vikings’ offensive X-Factor for 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Windy City Gridiron Jun 12, 2019
NFC North Roster Comparisons: Tight Ends

NFC North Roster Comparisons: Tight Ends

The tight end position has become a vital wild card for NFL offenses, and Matt Nagy has shown he knows how to use the position. Where does Chicago rank? This is the third installment in a series to look at the rosters in the NFC North. I am trying to set aside my fan biases and look at these rosters objectively. Ish. Having considered quarterbacks and running backs, I’m not turning my attention to tight ends. 1). Minnesota Kyle Rudolph was just signed to a major contract extension, and he deserves it. Rudolph probably does not get enough credit for how well-rounded he is as a tight end,...
The Viking Age Jun 12, 2019

Vikings announce their latest Ring of Honor inductee

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings revealed that former tight end Steve Jordan will be the next inductee for the team’s Ring of Honor. Prior to Kyle Rudolph joining the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, Steve Jordan was arguably the best tight end to ever suit up in purple and gold. Even with what Rudolph has done […] Vikings announce their latest Ring of Honor inductee - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Viking Age Jun 12, 2019

Why the Vikings extending Kyle Rudolph was the right decision

The Minnesota Vikings and their veteran tight end recently agreed to a new deal that will keep him under contract with the team for another five years. Drafted in the second round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, purple is the only color helmet Kyle Rudolph has worn during his time in the NFL. After […] Why the Vikings extending Kyle Rudolph was the right decision - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Zimmer: Kyle Rudolph leads versatile tight end group

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Kyle Rudolph, who signed a contract extension, leads a versatile tight end group he can use in many ways.

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph pleased to remain in purple

Tight end's extension makes him prove value after 2019.

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