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82 Kyle Rudolph TE

Minnesota Vikings

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22%1%
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GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
83031310.4312

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Kyle Rudolph signs five-year extension
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph won't have to worry about entering the final season of his contract without an extension any longer. He signed a five-year extension on Sunday, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The deal is worth $36.5 million, with $19.4 million guaranteed, per ESPN.

Rudolph has lost about 15 pounds and is expecting a bigger role this upcoming season. His 2013 season was cut short because of a broken left foot. He caught 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season.

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Kyle Rudolph slims down for more explosion
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is down to 260 pounds after playing at 275 last season, reports ESPN.com. The 6-foot-6 Rudolph is training at Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald's camp this week, working on his speed in and out of cuts.

"Becoming more explosive in and out of cuts, that was the big emphasis for me, going back and watching a ton of (Cleveland) Browns tape (when Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner was the coordinator there last year)," Rudolph said.

"I've always watched a lot of (San Diego Chargers tight end) Antonio Gates (who played for Turner from 2007-12), and I don't know that there's anyone as good as him at getting in and out of breaks. That's been the big point of emphasis for me the whole year, and getting the weight down has helped a ton, I think. I feel like I run a lot smoother than I did at 275."

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Kyle Rudolph hopes for contract extension
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph hopes to stay in Minnesota on a long-term contract, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Rudolph is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He said Tuesday that the team, which still has approximately $10 million in salary cap space after a busy offseason, has not approached him about a contract extension.

"I've really enjoyed my time here, from the top down, in our organization," Rudolph said. "I think we have the best owners in football. They're willing to do anything for us to win. Everybody in the front office, the new staff, I really like the direction this team is going in. I'm excited to be a part of that future."

Rudolph is hoping to bounce back after he was limited to eight games in 2013 because of a fracture in his left foot. He caught 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns before injuring his foot in a Week 9 loss to the Cowboys. 

He has been studying tape of the Browns from last season so he can get a feel for how he will be utilized in new coordinator Norv Turner's offense. Tight ends such as Jay Novacek, Antonio Gates and Jordan Cameron produced impressive numbers in three different decades with Turner calling the plays.

"I hope to fall in line with that," Rudolph said. "I'm excited to get into this offense."

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Kyle Rudolph running without any problems
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has been running since mid-February and has no problems after fracturing his left foot, ESPN reported Tuesday. Rudolph is entering the final year on his rookie contract and has yet to engage in contract extension talks with the Vikings. 

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Kyle Rudolph having no problems with foot
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, whose 2013 season was cut short by a fractured left foot, said he won't be limited when offseason workouts begin Monday, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"My foot is doing well, and I'm really looking forward to a bounceback campaign," he said. "I've been training all winter (in California) and haven't had any problems."

Rudolph added he's excited to play in Norv Turner's offense.

"If you follow his coaching career, all the places he's been, the tight end has been really important in his offense," Rudolph said. "I'm looking forward to being a part of that. ... My goal every year is to be the best tight end in the NFL."

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Schedule
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011Minnesota Vikings158262499.64133114
2012Minnesota Vikings1616534939.32995034
2013Minnesota Vikings883031310.43136012
TOTAL393210910559.7411514160
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2012Minnesota Vikings16111.0100
2013Minnesota Vikings800---000
TOTAL39111.0100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Minnesota Vikings1500.000000.0000
2012Minnesota Vikings1622.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings821.010000.0000
TOTAL3943.010000.0000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/259
Birthdate:
11/9/1989
Age:
24
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
School:
Notre Dame
NFL Experience:
4
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