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St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 17, 2014

Vikings: Confidence, catches lacking in Kyle Rudolph's return

Kyle Rudolph called himself the best tight end in the NFL earlier this year. But some of that confidence might have been lacking Sunday in his first game back from injury.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 16, 2014
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph to play against Chicago

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph to play against Chicago

CHICAGO -- Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will return after missing six games following groin surgery.

Rudolph active; will start

For the first time since Week 3, Kyle Rudolph isn’t inactive and will start. As anticipated since he returned to practice the Tuesday of the bye week. Look for Rudolph, who had surgery to repair a sports hernia, to share time with Chase Ford, who has played well in recent weeks, but isn’t, well, Rudolph. The Vikings’ inactives are: CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line, G David Yankey, OT Mike Harris, TE MarQueis Gray and DE Scott Crichton. Also, Joe Berger will start at right guard in place of Vladimir Ducasse for the third straight week.

Kyle Rudolph returns to Vikings after missing six games

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com CHICAGO _ Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will return after missing six games following groin surgery. Rudolph was active for Sunday's game against Chicago at Soldier Field and was expected to start. He was hurt Sept. 21 at New Orleans. Inactive for the Vikings were safety Shaun Prater, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Brandon Watts, offensive linemen David Yankey and Mike Harris, tight end MarQueis Gray and defensive end Scott Crichton. Harris had been listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. The post Kyle Rudolph returns to Vikings after...
FFToolbox.com Nov 15, 2014

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph may be on 'pitch count' in first game since hernia surgery

Kyle Rudolph is getting set to play in his first game since Week 3. But a major question remains: How much will he play? Rudolph has been inactive since suffering a groin injury that required sports hernia surgery in late September. And considering that Rudolph, whom the Vikings signed to a six-year, $37 million contract during the summer, has missed 14 of the team's last 25 games due to injury, the coaching staff may play it safe with the Notre Dame alum. Head coach Mike Zimmer hinted at as much Friday. "We'll have a plan for [Rudolph] on how many plays we'll want to use him in," Zimmer...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 14, 2014

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph gets green light for Bears game

The wait is over for Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, who is poised to return Sunday at Chicago after a six-game absence following hernia surgery.
FFToday Nov 14, 2014

Kyle Rudolph practices Friday, expected to play

Workload on Sunday is unclear Zimmer also said that he expects Kyle Rudolph to suit up Sunday, though it is unclear if the tight end in his return will re-assume the large workload he had before sports hernia surgery in Week 3. Rudolph was listed as probable. His backup, Chase Ford, is also probable despite a foot injury. (Minneapolis Star Tribune) FF Today's Take: Owners desperate for a tight end can plug him into lineups immediately but ideally, you should wait a week in case his snaps are limited against the Bears.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 13, 2014
Vikings: Kyle Rudolph looks 'ready to go' for Sunday's game in Chicago

Vikings: Kyle Rudolph looks 'ready to go' for Sunday's game in Chicago

All signs point to tight end Kyle Rudolph returning to the Vikings' offense Sunday in Chicago after a six-game absence following hernia surgery.

Kyle Rudolph: ‘I’m tired of watching’

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is excited to be back practicing with his teammates and says he is going to do everything he can to play on Sunday.

Zimmer on Rudolph: 'I think he'll be ready to go'

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was a full participant at practice for the first time this week on Thursday. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has been cautious about publicly acknowledging whether Rudolph will play on Sunday against the Bears, but he might’ve slipped the news out. “I think he’ll be ready to go,” Zimmer said. Zimmer then followed each Rudolph question with an emphasis on “if” he plays but all signs continue to point to Rudolph’s return against the division rival. Rudolph increased his workload at practice after limited participation on Wednesday. Rudolph has missed...
FFChamps.com Nov 12, 2014

Rudolph Back At Practice Heading Into Week 11

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia) returned to practice on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:It was in limited fashion, but Rudolph will now have a chance to play Sunday against the Bears. He would be a borderline TE1, if he can suit up.
FFToolbox.com Nov 12, 2014

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph returns to practice, plans to play Week 11

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was on the practice field Wednesday. Rudolph was listed as limited, but it's a promising sign that he could return to the Vikings lineup for their Week 11 game at Chicago. Rudolph has been out since suffering a sports hernia that required surgery in Week 3. FANTASY ANALYSIS: If you own Rudolph and he does play this week, deploy! The Bears allow more fantasy points to the tight end position than any other team in the league. Rudolph has proven to be a solid TE1 when he's healthy. Staying healthy has been the only issue for the 25 year-old out of Notre...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 12, 2014
Vikings' Kyle Rudolph could benefit from new Soldier Field sod

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph could benefit from new Soldier Field sod

The Vikings will play on new Soldier Field sod in Sunday's game at Chicago. That could help the chances of tight end Kyle Rudolph returning after missing six games because of a groin surgery.

Rudolph is 'excited to be back' in the mix for Vikings

Tight end Kyle Rudolph strapped the pads on for the first time today since his September sports hernia surgery and was a full participant at practice. He also was on the field for the whole walkthrough and sat through a full slate of game-plan meetings, which he hadn’t done since Week 3. “I’m excited to be back,” the 25-year-old tight end said. “I’m excited to do what I can do to help this team win and stay on a roll.” Head coach Mike Zimmer said this morning that the Vikings want to see how Rudolph fares throughout the week of practice before officially saying whether Rudolph...
FFChamps.com Nov 10, 2014

Vikings TE Rudolph Could Be Back This Week

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia) may have a chance to play in Week 11.Fantasy Spin:Coach Mike Zimmer is not committing to anything, but Rudolph did go through a limited practice If he is able to progress throughout the week, Rudolph will have a good chance to play on Sunday. He should be considered a borderline TE1 for the remainder of the season.

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