Kyle Rudolph RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kyle Rudolph getting used to “blocking a lot”

    Twin Cities "In 2016, Kyle Rudolph caught 83 passes, second on the Vikings by one, for 840 yards and seven touchdowns. Right now, the two-time Pro Bowl tight end insists he’s happy blocking. That’s good because if he doesn’t, it’s going to be a long season for the veteran..." October 04

  • Vikings teammate threatens to have Kirk Cousins’ old van put up on blocks if he keeps driving it

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins has quite an unusual attachment to an old van that he’s been driving for years, but his Minnesota Vikings teammates are ready to see it retired. NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” was doing a feature on Cousins and the Vikings when the..." August 11

  • Kyle Rudolph says there was never 'any real opportunity' with Patriots

    NBC Sports Boston "Before Kyle Rudolph agreed to a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on June 10, many believed he'd wind up with the New England Patriots. The Patriots needed someone to fill Rob Gronkowski's massive shoes at tight end, after all, and Rudolph played his..." June 17

  • Kyle Rudolph says his ‘only objective’ was to stay with Vikings

    Clutch Points "It has been a tumultuous offseason for Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, whose contract standoff with the team resulted in a whole lot of trade speculation. But ultimately, Rudolph ended up signing a four-year, $36 million contract extension to remain in Minnesota for the..." June 11

  • Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph gets contract extension

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has agreed to a contract extension with the Vikings after an offseason of trade rumors and stalemates. Rudolph (@kylerudolph82) tweeted the news at 10:14 p.m. Monday, and confirmed it in a text message. Details were not available; the Vikings are..." June 11

  • Adam Schefter: Don’t expect Patriots to trade for Kyle Rudolph

    Daily Norseman "With the trade rumors that are currently surrounding Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, one of the more frequently mentioned potential destinations has been the New England Patriots. With the retirement of Rob Gronkowski this offseason, it seemed logical..." June 10

  • Kyle Rudolph says Vikings offered five-year extension "The Minnesota Vikings are attempting to keep Kyle Rudolph around for the long-haul. The tight end confirmed a report that the Vikings offered him a five-year contract extension recently and his agent and the team are working through the..." May 22

  • Report: Patriots have talked with Vikings about Kyle Rudolph

    Clutch Points "There have been rumors swirling all offseason about the NewEngland Patriots trading for Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph but there were never reports that the two sides have talked, until now. Deep in Albert Breer’s Sports Illustrated MMQB article is the interesting..." May 20

  • Vikings Offer Extension To Kyle Rudolph

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings have offered a five-year extension to Kyle Rudolph that would make him one of the highest paid tight ends in terms of new-money average, a source tells PFT’s Mike Florio. However, there has not been much progress in talks.  The proposed extension would..." May 17

  • Kyle Rudolph, Vikings are talking extension, but not making much progress

    Pro Football Talk "The talks between the Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph on a potential contract extension aren’t dead, but they currently aren’t going anywhere. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Vikings and Rudolph have not ended talks (contrary to a recent..." May 17

  • The Redskins should have no interest in trading for Kyle Rudolph - and here's why

    NBC Sports Washington "The Redskins are on the hook to spend nearly $18 million at the tight end position. That's the highest spending in the NFL at the position group, and the money allocated to tight end will account for nearly 10 percent of the Redskins' salary cap.  Jordan Reed is..." May 16

  • Would Vikings pay some of Kyle Rudolph’s salary to trade him?

    Pro Football Talk "The battle lines are drawn between the Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph. They want him to take less money, and he doesn’t want to take less money. A trade doesn’t seem to be an option, because the Vikings have done everything but purchase billboard space outside..." May 16

  • Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph won't take pay cut to stay but hopes he does

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "While Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has made it clear he will not take any pay cuts to stay with the team, he does believe that if a contract can be worked out, the offense will be much improved in 2019. “I am really excited about where this offense is headed, under..." May 16

  • Should the Jaguars pursue Kyle Rudolph?

    Big Cat Country "The Jacksonville Jaguars may have drafted Josh Oliver in the third round, but they’re still lacking at tight end — with only Geoff Swaim, Ben Koyack, and James O’Shaughnessy as the other players at this position who will realistically make this team. Should the team..." May 14

  • No easy solution to Kyle Rudolph dilemma with Minnesota Vikings

    247 Sports "Kyle Rudolph has a contract dilemma that not many players in the NFL would be happy to find themselves in, especially when they are entrenched in their communities and want to finish their career with the team they started it with. The Minnesota Vikings likely want this for their veteran..." May 14

  • Does Mike Zimmer's Kyle Rudolph update suggest Vikings TE could be traded?

    NBC Sports Boston "Kyle Rudolph and the Minnesota Vikings still haven't worked out their differences, it seems. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported last Friday that Minnesota's contract extension talks with the veteran tight end had broken off, and that a potential trade could..." May 13

  • Four Solid Trade Destinations For Kyle Rudolph

    The Big Lead "The rumor mill was churning around draft time, and the word around town was the Vikings were looking to trade veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph. He ended up staying in Minnesota, but Ian Rapoport reported on Friday Rudolph and the Vikings weren’t able to come to terms on a contract..." May 11

  • Here are seven trades that make sense now that the draft is over, including a Patriots blockbuster

    CBS Sports "With the NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, this is usually the part of the offseason where there's not very much excitement, but don't worry, because there could actually be some excitement this year in the form of some wild trades.  With the draft over and the free..." May 10

  • Extension Talks Between Vikings & TE Kyle Rudolph Have Ended, Trade Possible

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings and TE Kyle Rudolph had been in active extension talks before they broke off Friday morning.  Rapoport mentions that with the Vikings drafting TE Irv Smith and Rudolph due $7.5 million, it’s..." May 10

  • Vikings Fielded Trade Calls For TE Kyle Rudolph

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, the Vikings fielded trade interest for TE Kyle Rudolph before and during the draft.  Because Minnesota is hard up against the cap and just drafted TE Irv Smith Jr, Rudolph makes sense as a potential trade..." May 01

  • Kyle Rudolph: “Awesome” we drafted Irv Smith Jr.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kyle Rudolph was returning home from dinner with his family Friday evening when his agent, Brian Murphy, called with the news that the Vikings had just selected Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the NFL draft. “It’s awesome,” the Vikings tight..." April 27

  • Vikings open to trading pricey vets

    The Score "The Minnesota Vikings are open to trading their more expensive veteran players heading into Day 3 of the draft, sources told Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer. The Vikings have reportedly received calls for Kyle Rudolph, Xavier Rhodes, and Trae Waynes, Breer..." April 27