Kyle Rudolph has been batted around as a potential salary cap casualty with the Minnesota Vikings not having much to spend heading into free agency, but the veteran tight end's agent is doing all he can to put that to rest heading into the start of the new league year. Through Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, agent Brian Murphy denied that his client has been approached about a release or pay cut.
"Despite rumors, the Vikings are not in negotiations with Kyle Rudolph, have not asked him to take a pay reduction and have told us explicitly that Rudy will not only be on the team this year, but hopefully for years to come," Murphy said in a statement.
Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune doubled down with comments from Rudolph himself, as he quoted the statement above on Twitter with the following:
"This came as I listened to Kyle tell @SoutheastMNFCA in Rochester he’s not leaving Minnesota anytime soon. Rudolph said to me rumors are “false” he isn’t open to a new deal. He’d welcome a new contract, but no such talks have happened with #Vikings yet," Krammer said.