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Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings
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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 8

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:28:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and has been ruled out. LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring) was limited in practice and is doubtful. CB Josh Robinson (ankle) did not participate in practice and is questionable. OG Vladimir Ducasse (knee) and Antone Exum Jr. (ankle) fully participated and are questionable. TE Chase Ford (foot), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle), CB Jabari Price (hamstring), S Harrison Smith (ankle), C John Sullivan (concussion) and DE Corey Wootton (back) all fully practiced and are probable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Greg Auman

Vikings | Thursday practice report

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:21:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) and S Antone Exum (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring), C John Sullivan (concussion), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle), CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and CB Josh Robinson (ankle) were limited, while DE Corey Wootton (back), OG Vladimir Ducasse (knee), SS Harrison Smith (ankle) and TE Chase Ford (foot) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph works off to the side

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:07:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) participated in the team stretch before practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Rudolph did some running off to the side with a trainer.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph progressing

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:26:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) stretched with the team Wednesday, Oct. 22, and did some running on the side.

Fantasy Tip: He's still a ways away from returning from double sports hernia surgery, but he would be an immediate low-end TE1 consideration on FantasyScore once he's ready to go.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:04:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia), LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and C John Sullivan (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. DE Corey Wootton (back), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle), OG Vladimir Ducasse (knee), CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and S Antone Exum (ankle) were limited, while S Harrison Smith (ankle) and TE Chase Ford (foot) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:46:00 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, DL Corey Wootton, OG David Yankey, LB Gerald Hodges, TE Kyle Rudolph, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 7.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 7

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:23:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and DE Corey Wootton (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 7 game. DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) fully practiced and is questionable. CB Jabari Price (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (ankle), TE Chase Ford (foot), S Harrison Smith (ankle) and LB Michael Mauti (illness) all fully participated in practice and are probable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:52:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring), DE Corey Wootton (back), DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) and LB Michael Mauti (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and DT Linval Joseph (ankle) were limited, while LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib), TE Chase Ford (foot) and S Harrison Smith (ankle) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph sits out

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:50:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has missed the last several weeks while recovering from surgery and does not appear like he will return this week. Owners should avoid using him until he is healthy.

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Vikings | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:49:07 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, LB Chad Greenway, OG David Yankey, TE Kyle Rudolph, DL Scott Crichton, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 6.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph says rehab going well

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:33:37 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) said the rehab from his sports hernia surgery is going well but is still not close to returning to practice. Rudolph has been able to do some upper body weight training.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like Rudolph is still a few weeks away from returning to the field, so owners should continue to keep him on their bench until he is ready to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 6

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:36:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 6 game. LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) was limited in practice and is doubtful. S Harrison Smith (ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow), LB Michael Mauti (foot) and RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:56:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) and TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9. RB Harrison Smith (ankle) and DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow) were limited, while LB Michael Mauti (foot) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph does not practice

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:29:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford likely will continue to share the work at tight end if Rudolph is not able to play. Ellison and Ford are both $3,000 on FantasyScore, but owners should look to use better options.

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Vikings | Week 5 Inactives

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:57:46 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, LB Chad Greenway, OG David Yankey, TE Kyle Rudolph, DL Scott Crichton, QB Teddy Bridgewater inactive for Week 5.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph doesn't practice

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:56:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph is still expected to miss a few more weeks as he recovers from sports hernia surgery.

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Vikings | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:08:18 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DE Scott Crichton, LB Chad Greenway, WR Charles X. Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Rodney Smith, LB Brandon Watts, OG David Yankey inactive for Week 4.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph misses practice

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:26:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: MarQueis Gray and Rhett Ellison likely will handle the tight end duties while Rudolph is out of the lineup. Owners should not consider either player until they can show they can have a role in the passing game.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph could avoid IR

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:20:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) could return in time to avoid going on the short-term Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: If you're in a shallow league, you can probably get away with dumping Rudolph right now. In his absence, MarQueis Gray could be Minnesota's most fantasy-friendly tight end. Hold off on inserting him into your FantasyScore lineup until we know more about the situation, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph surgery for hernia

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:13:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) will undergo surgery for a sports hernia. He is expected to miss about six weeks.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph needs surgery

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:05:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) will need surgery and is expected to miss about six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Rhett Ellison would be next in line and might be worth picking up. The Vikings' offense as a whole will look a bit different next week with Adrian Peterson, Matt Cassel and Kyle Rudolph out.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph to have MRI

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:09:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) will have an MRI on his right groin Monday, Sept. 22. "Something popped. I've been battling it for a while," Rudolph said after the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph leaves with injury

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:44:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 3 game and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray are the other tight ends on the roster at this point. Neither player likely will be a fantasy option if Rudolph misses some time.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph questionable

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:21:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: This may come down to a game time decision, but if Rudolph can play, he is worth the cost of $6,600 in FantasyScore this week.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph limited

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:33:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: This injury needs monitoring going into the weekend. If Rudolph is able to play, he could a lot of action as the Vikings try to keep up with the New Orleans Saints.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph limited

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:50:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for the severity of his new injury, but the fact that he was limited early in the week is a good sign that he'll be fine for Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints and their atrocious defense. Rudolph ($6,600) is a decent FantasyScore play.

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Vikings | Might keep three tight ends

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:24:52 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings might keep TEs Allen Reisner and Rhett Ellison on the 53-man roster behind starter TE Kyle Rudolph. TE Chase Ford (foot) did not play in a preseason game, and is projected to not make the cut.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph contract details

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph will be guaranteed $19.4 million as part of his five-year, $36.5 million contract extension. He'll receive a $6.5 million signing bonus and a $960,000 guaranteed base salary in 2014. The rest of the $12 million of the guarantees are for injury only.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph signs extension

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:25:19 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a five-year extension worth $36.5 million.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph drops some weight

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:41:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph lost some weight this offseason in hopes of being able to get open more often in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offensive scheme.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph studying video

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:50:03 -0700

Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has studied videos of past tight ends offensive coordinator Norv Turner has worked with before.

Fantasy Tip: If Rudolph takes time like this to look at how Turner operates his offense, that's a good sign. The team's quarterback situation will determine how the receivers fare in 2014, but if the passing game excels and uses the tight end more often then Rudolph could bear watching.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph slims down

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:55:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has slimmed down this offseason, dropping about 15 pounds. "It was more of just a focus on my diet in February and March, versus, you are out in California, you work out every day, so you feel like you can eat whatever you want," Rudolph said. "Nothing really changes, because you make up for it with the workouts, but when I really focused on eating lean meats, eating the salads, you see the results."

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Vikings | Still no extension talks with Kyle Rudolph

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:37:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said the team still have not approached him about a possible contract extension. He said he would like to stay with the team but it will be their decision.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph update

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:36:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) said he has been running since mid-February and has experienced no foot problems.

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Vikings | No talks with Kyle Rudolph

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:08:45 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have not had any contract extension talks with TE Kyle Rudolph this offseason even though Rudolph would like to sign an extension. Rudolph will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph could be extension candidate

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:02:46 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings could consider signing TE Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension this offseason, because he will be entering the final year of his contract.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph likely to see bigger role

Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:13:21 -0800

Beat writer Ben Goessling expects Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph to see a bigger role in the offense under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who has made stars out of former Dallas Cowboys TE Jay Novacek, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates and Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron. The team might flex Rudolph out and let him work through the midde of the defense.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph might emerge as a Top 10 fantasy option at his position if the team gets solid quarterback play, and Turner does in fact lean upon Rudolph more heavily than he was used by the old coaching regime.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph hopes to sign extension

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:14:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he hopes to sign an extension with the team this offseason. Rudolph said he will have his agent reach out to the team during the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph to IR

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:36:55 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings officially placed TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) on the Injured Reserve Monday, Dec. 9.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph to be placed in Injured Reserve

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:43:36 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) is expected to be placed on Injured Reserve, according to head coach Leslie Fraizer.

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Vikings | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:33:35 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Chase Baker, QB Christian Ponder, OG Jeff Baca, CB Josh Robinson, TE Kyle Rudolph, OT Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith inactive for Week 14.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:14:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and CB Josh Robinson (chest) have been ruled out for Week 14. LB Larry Dean (knee) and SS Jamarca Sanford (ankle) are listed as questionable. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DE Jared Allen (finger), DE Everson Griffen (toe), DT Fred Evans (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (illness), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and SS Andrew Sendejo (toe) are listed as probable. Rudolph and Robinson did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6. Dean was limited during practice while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph dealing with slow recovery

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:19:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) has not progressed as fast as the team originally believed. Rudolph was expected to miss four to six weeks and will miss his fifth straight game Week 14.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 14

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:25:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (chest) and TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 5. DE Jared Allen (finger), DT Sharrif Floyd (illness), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and S Jamarca Sanford (ankle) were limited. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe) and S Andrew Sendejo (toe) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 14

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:10:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Larry Dean (knee), CB Josh Robinson (chest), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and S Jamarca Sanford (ankle) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. DE Jared Allen (finger) and LB Chad Greenway (wrist) both were limited in practice. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe) and S Andrew Sendejo (toe) all fully practiced.

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Vikings | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:31:32 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Chase Baker, OG Jeff Baca, QB Josh Freeman, CB Josh Robinson, TE Kyle Rudolph, OT Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith inactive for Week 13.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 13

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:14:26 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (chest) and TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) have been ruled out for Week 13. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion), DE Brian Robison (illness), S Andrew Sendejo (foot), WR Joe Webb (concussion) and DT Kevin Williams (quadriceps) are probable. Robinson and Rudolph did not practice Friday, Nov. 29. Rhodes, Webb and Williams were limited while the others practiced in full.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph does not practice

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:31:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 13

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:07:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion), CB Josh Robinson (chest), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and WR Joe Webb (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. DT Kevin Williams (quadriceps) was limited. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and S Andrew Sendejo (foot) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph may practice next week

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:47:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) may participate in practice next week, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

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