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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team as an injury replacement for Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons.
The Vikings made the announcement Tuesday.
Rudolph was selected to his first Pro Bowl. The second-year player out of Notre Dame had career highs with nine touchdowns, 53 receptions and 493 yards receiving in 2012. His nine touchdowns were tied for first in the NFC for TDs by a tight end.
Rudolph is the first Vikings tight end to make the Pro Bowl since Byron Chamberlain in 2001. He is the sixth Vikings player selected for the Pro Bowl this season, joining Jared Allen, Jerome Felton, Chad Greenway, Adrian Peterson and Blair Walsh.
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Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez has played out what he has stated is his most likely his final NFL contract.
The perennial Pro Bowler stated at the start of the 2012-13 season that this one was win, lose or draw his ride into the sunset.
Bom-Bah-Dee-Dah. Happy trails to you.
He reemphasized that point in comments to the Atlanta Journal Constitution after Sunday’s...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Kyle Rudolph's breakthrough season has earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl.
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The Atlanta Falcons came up 10 yards short of the Super Bowl.
Now, they head into an offseason filled with difficult questions.
Coach Mike Smith isn't ready to address those issues just yet, saying Monday that the pain from a 28-24 loss to San Francisco in the NFC championship game is still too fresh in everyone's mind.
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