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82 Kyle Rudolph TE
Height/Weight: 6-6/265 | Birthdate: 11/9/1989 | Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH, USA | Team: Minnesota | College: Notre Dame | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 129.33
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Vikings' Zimmer: Kyle Rudolph 'feels great'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said tight end Kyle Rudolph "feels great," according to ESPN.

Zimmer saw his tight end last week, and was encouraged by Rudolph's progress. Rudolph was limited at the beginning of the year after hernia surgery, and then missed time late in the season due to ankle and knee issues. Rudolph has already stated that his goal for 2015 is to put his injuries behind him.

Rudolph hauled in 24 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns last year. 


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph wants to put injury-prone seasons behind


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press he is hoping to ditch the injury-prone tag next season.

Rudolph signed a five-year, $40 million extension in August, but played just seven games last season due to early-season sports hernia surgery and knee and ankle injuries late in the year. He finished with 24 grabs for 231 yards and two touchdowns. He has played only two full football seasons in the past six during his time at Minnesota and Notre Dame.

Rudolph is in California working on his strength and conditioning for next season.

"I'd like to think no one in the league works harder than I do to stay healthy and take care of my body, but the bottom line is I haven't been, and the only way to get rid of those questions is to play 16 games," Rudolph said.

"The only thing I know how to do is to keep fighting to put the injuries behind me and be healthy every Sunday. I know when that happens, all those questions will be put to bed and I can continue working toward being one of the best tight ends in the game."


Kyle Rudolph optimistic about Year 2 in Norv Turner's system


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/11/2015) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph played just seven games last season due to early-season sports hernia surgery and knee and ankle injuries late in the year. He finished wih 24 grabs for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

Rudolph believes he'll be far more productive in 2015, the second year in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system.

“It will be huge. I think anytime you implement a new system, a new staff, year two is always going to be better,” Rudolph told the team's website. "We’re familiar with each other. They know us, we know them. Now it’s about getting better, us individually as players and as a whole, as a team, so I’m excited to get back up here in April and get working with Evan Marcus and Jeff Hurd in our strength program and getting back out on the field in late spring and building toward 2015."


Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph questionable for Vikings in Week 17


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (knee) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Bears. Greenway was unable to practice all week while Rudolph only practiced Friday on a limited basis. 

Wide receiver Jarius Wright (back) is also listed as questionable.

Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and Brandon Watts (hamstring) have been ruled out. 

Guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), Greg Jennings (hamstring), Antone Exum (knee), Mike Harris (foot), Chase Ford (foot), Robert Blanton (ankle), Andrew Sendejo (thumb), Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Matt Asiata (foot) are all listed as probable.

The Vikings are currently 6-point favorites against Chicago Sunday.


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph not looking good for Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/25/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph remained unable to practice Thursday due to knee and ankle injuries, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It appears he'll miss his second straight game Sunday against Chicago, with Chase Ford getting another start.

Minnesota is a 6-point home favorite.


Vikings hopeful tight end Kyle Rudolph can play in Week 17


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday if tight end Kyle Rudolph is healthy enough to play, he will be on the field for Week 17.

Rudolph, who has only played in eight games this year with an ankle and knee injury, has 24 catches for 231 yards and two touchdowns this season. Week 16 was his first game out since Week 11 and had seven catches for 69 yards in his previous start for Minnesota. 


Vikins declare TE Kyle Rudolph inactive vs. Dolphins


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) The Vikings listed tight end Kyle Rudolph as inactive Sunday at Miami. Rudolph was listed as doubtful with a knee and ankle injury.

Other inactive players included safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Anthony Barr, tackle Carter Bykowski and guard Charlie Johnson.

The Vikings are 4 1/2-point underdogs.


Vikings list final injury report for Miami game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable.

Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph unable to practice again


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/18/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) missed another practice Thursday as the team prepared for Sunday's visit to Miami. Rudolph set season highs with seven catches for 69 yards Week 15 at Detroit.

If Rudolph can't play, Chase Ford would start.


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph dealing with knee, ankle injuries


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/17/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph did not practice Wednesday due to knee and ankle injuries, reports 1500ESPN.com. Rudolph, who had sports hernia surgery earlier this season, is coming off his best game of the year, catching seven passes for 69 yards against Detroit.

If Rudolph can't play Sunday at Miami, Chase Ford would start. Ford has 22 catches for 236 yards and a touchdown in nine games played.


Teddy Bridgewater, Kyle Rudolph finding each other?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and tight end Kyle Rudolph haven't had a lot of opportunities to work together. Bridgewater took over in Week 3, which was also when Rudolph suffered a groin injury that sidelined him for the team's next six games. Week 15 at Detroit, then, was only their fifth game working together. It was also by far their best.

Bridgewater found Rudolph seven times for 69 yards, both representing season highs for the fourth-year tight end. With Bridgewater also throwing for more than 300 yards for the second straight game, maybe it's the start of something.

Then again, two of those catches for 16 of those yards came with the Vikings desperate to get into field goal range with less than a minute to go. The Lions were happy to let Bridgewater dump the ball off underneath, and he obliged. Change Rudolph's line to five catches for 56 yards, and it's ... well, it's still the best he's done with Bridgewater, but it's nothing special.

Wide receiver Charles Johnson has been the greater beneficiary of Bridgewater's emergence -- or perhaps the cause of it. Still, Rudolph remains one of the Vikings' more reliable receiving options, so if Bridgewater keeps putting up numbers, some of them will have to go to his tight end.

This time of year, though, is too late to earn your trust.


Vikings' Kyle Rudolph catches seven passes Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph turned in a solid game Week 15 against the Lions.

Rudolph tied for the team-lead in both receptions and targets, finishing with seven. He finished second on the team in receiving, with 69 yards. It was Rudolph's finest game of the season. While he mostly used as a short-yardage option, he was able to pick up a 21 yard reception in the first quarter. 

Rudolph will take on the Dolphins Week 16.


Kyle Rudolph among probables for Vikings in Week 14


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Along with tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin), the Vikings listed tight ends Rhett Ellison (ankle), Chase Ford (hamstring/foot) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Vikings unveil lengthy injury report for Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Vikings tight end Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) were all listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, according to the team's final injury report released Friday. Running back Jerick McKinnon (low back) was deemed doubtful, but told reporters following practice he will not play Week 13.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Safety Harrison Smith (shoulder, ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), running back Matt Asiata (concussion), tackle Matt Kalil (knee), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), wide receiver Jarius Wright (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Jennings (rib) and tackle Michael Harris (ankle).


Kyle Rudolph sees role growing in second game back


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) The Vikings eased tight end Kyle Rudolph back into action last week, but he got more involved in the offense in Week 12 against the Packers Sunday.

Rudolph went from zero targets in his first game back to five Sunday, and he ended up second on the team with three receptions for 50 yards, his best showing since Week 2. It will be interesting to see how his snap count usage went, however he was the only tight end on the roster who had more than 15 yards in the game.

That Rudolph would be worked back in slowly while working his way back from surgery is no surprise, but he should have a solid role moving forward. The Vikings need weapons for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to throw to, so he might lean on Rudolph down the stretch. He is still available in half of CBSSports.com leagues, and might be a solid pick up right now. 


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph picks up 50 yards


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph picked up 50 yards against the Packers Week 12.

Rudolph pulled down three passes during the game. He was targeted five times. The Vikings had trouble getting things going in the passing game, which led to Rudolph finishing second on the team in receiving despite the average day. 

Rudolph will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 


Greg Jennings, Jerick McKinnon ready to go for Vikings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 


Eight probables pepper injury report posted by Vikings


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) A first glance at the injury report produced Friday by the Vikings for their Week 12 game against Green Bay might lead one to believe that many will be among the missing. But a closer look reveals eight probables among the 13 players listed.

That group includes seven who are ailing. They are running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back), offensive tackle Mike Harris (ankle), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), defensive ends Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin).


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph able to practice in full Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was able to practice in full Wednesday.

Rudolph returned to action following groin surgery Week 11, but was only able to play 14 snaps. The fact that he came out of the game healthy is a good sign for Rudolph getting more work moving forward. Rudolph missed six weeks due to the injury. 


Vikes TE Kyle Rudolph played 14 snaps in return


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/17/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph played just 14 snaps and was not targeted in his Week 11 return from groin surgery. Coach Mike Zimmer told 1500ESPN.com that Rudolph "was feeling his way a little bit still. And so you know he's got to let it loose a little bit more.

"We wanted to be careful with him, but on the same token he needs to continue to feel good about where he's at and try to let it loose too."

The report noted tight end Chase Ford, not Rudolph, was on the field as Minnesota mounted a late comeback attempt in Sunday's loss at Chicago.


Jerick McKinnon, Kyle Rudolph ready to go Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Vikings will have running back Jerick McKinnon and tight end Kyle Rudolph Week 11 against the Bears.

McKinnon was listed as probable coming into the game due to a back injury. Rudolph is ready to return after groin surgery. He missed six games due to the surgery. The team will also have Chase Ford, who is dealing with a foot injury. 


Vikings' Kyle Rudolph listed as probable


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is listed as probable Week 11 against Chicago.

Rudolph is coming back from groin surgery. He missed six games following the surgery, but has been shooting for Week 11 for some time now. While it appears Rudolph will play, there's some debate over how much playing time he'll receive in his first game back. 


Zimmer: Kyle Rudolph should play Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Mike Zimmer is anticipated that Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will play Sunday at Chicago.

Rudoph returned to practice full-time Thursday after missing six games due to knee surgery. He caught 10 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in the first three games of the season before going down.


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph practices in full Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph appears on the verge of being cleared for action Sunday in Chicago after participating fully in Thursday practice.

Rudolph has missed the last six games as he recovered from hernia surgery.


Vikings' Kyle Rudolph practices Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

Rudolph is attempting to come back after groin surgery. He injured himself Week 3, and has missed six games due to the issue. Rudolph will take on the Bears if he can return for Week 11.