3:49 PM EDT, Mon August 31, 2015

Kyle Rudolph says Vikings tight ends close-knit despite battle for jobs

Kyle Rudolph, entering his fifth season, has been a Pro Bowl tight end, so you can bet his job with the Vikings is safe. But the team will have to make some decisions behind him. Rhett Ellison, in his fourth season, is considered one of the best athletes on the team. Third-year guy Chase Ford stepped in last year when Rudolph was injured and had some nice moments. Rookie MyCole Pruitt was a camp sensation until suffering an ankle injury. And  Brandon Bostick, who came over after the Packers axed him following the NFC title game fumble on a crucial onside kick, is a third-year pro. “Rhett...

Ford has value as fourth tight end or trade bait as cutdowns loom

As NFL cuts loom, it’s clear the Vikings are going to have to part ways with some fairly good players who are going to end up helping other teams in the league. Not a lot of them, but a couple. Tight end Chase Ford stands out as example No. 1. Will the Vikings keep four tight ends? With Kyle Rudolph as the No. 1 tight end, MyCole Pruitt as the promising rookie draft pick and Rhett Ellison as the versatile blocker/special teams standout, it would appear that Ford’s only chance to make the team is if the Vikings go with the unlikely scenario of keeping four tight ends. Remember, they’re...

Kyle Rudolph 'I still am the player that I was' before injury

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is finally healthy after a slew of injuries over the last two years, and he's excited to prove it even during the preseason.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hopes improved diet helps keep him on the field

MANKATO, Minn. -- Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph insisted he wasn't bucking for an endorsement deal when he recently extolled the virtues of a certain fast-food restaurant.

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