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Should the Minnesota Vikings consider a TE in the NFL draft?

It may not seem like a glamourous position, as tight end is still viewed by many as a job that is as much about being an offensive lineman as it is a wide receiver. But that’s a notion that is quickly changing, becoming more and more outdated with each passing season. Across the NFL, tight ends are a major part of passing attacks. And their role isn’t just as a possession receiver...
Via cover32 - Vikings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Minnesota's Kyle Rudolph Overrated?

Last July, the Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph agreed on a five-year contract extension that made Rudolph the fifth highest paid tight end in the NFL. It seemed like the Vikings were being smart and locking up a potential franchise player, but was it really that smart of them?In the past two seasons, it has seemed like Rudolph has spent more time on the sidelines in...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph dispenses wisdom for combine

The NFL Combine is coming up, which means the league is about to be infused with a fresh generation of talent, but some guys will see their pro dreams dashed on the rocks… AROUND COVER32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 quarterbacks on the open market Power Rankings: Rating NFL owners from 1-32s It’s a stressful time for those athletes. Here’s the advice that Minnesota Vikings...
Via cover32 - Vikings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Viking Was the Biggest Disappointment This Season?

The Minnesota Vikings improved play this season from guys like Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes and Shariff Floyd. The hope was that a few others would also show improvement heading into the season. Here are the three that did not show improvement:1. Matt KalilAfter being after fourth overall in 2012, Kalil earned a Pro Bowl berth in his season. It has all gone downhill for him since...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins tackle Dallas Thomas out with foot injury

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Tight end Kyle Rudolph is inactive for the Minnesota Vikings against the Miami Dolphins because of ankle and knee injuries. Rudolph, who will miss his seventh game of the season, had been doubtful. Safety Robert Blanton is active Sunday, but won't start. He had been questionable with ankle and knee injuries. Right tackle Dallas Thomas is inactive for the...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater Is Making His Case

Everyone has been itching to say it. It has been so long since the Vikings have had one of these, but they might finally have one; Teddy Bridgewater may be a legitimate franchise quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Teddy Bridgewater’s play this season has generated almost enough excitement to keep minds off the many distractions that have come with the Vikings 2014 season....
Via TopSportsReport
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Rudolph returns from sports hernia

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is active for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears after missing six games because of a sports hernia. The former Pro Bowl MVP was bothered by the injury in the preseason, and it started to slow him down when the season began. He had seven catches for 149 yards and a touchdown in the first three games before having surgery...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Kyle Rudolph, Jerick McKinnon, Chase Ford

The Minnesota Vikings are very healthy coming off their Week 10 bye, with only five players even listed on their Friday injury report. Ahead of Sunday's game on the road against the Chicago Bears, here's a look at the Vikings' injury report for Week 11.  #454860358 / gettyimages.com Tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) is listed as probable after practicing fully on Thursday...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 11 Injury Updates: Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett, Kyle Rudolph, Jordan Cameron

Week 11’s NFC North tilt between Minnesota and Chicago features a trio of pass-catchers who show up on the injury report. Will the Vikings and...
Via Athlon Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Kyle Rudolph Expected to Play vs Bears

The Minnesota Vikings should get the stud TE, Kyle Rudolph, back in Week 11 when they take on the Chicago Bears.  Rudolph has not played since September 21 and has just 10 catches for 96 yards and touchdown on the season.  Rudolphs is key in the development of Teddy Bridgewater.  Well, I guess Adrian Peterson is too! #152096288 / gettyimages.com Bridgewater has attempted...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update: Kyle Rudolph, Jerick McKinnon, Chase Ford

Coming off a bye week, the Minnesota Vikings are relatively healthy as they prepare to take on the division rival Chicago Bears on Sunday. Ahead of Friday's official injury report, here is a look at the Vikings' practice report from Thursday.Tight end Kyle Rudolph went down with a groin injury in Week 3, and he has been sidelined ever since after undergoing sports hernia surgery...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hopeful to play vs. Bears

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson isn't the only big piece of the Minnesota Vikings offense that has been missing for most of the season. Tight end Kyle Rudolph has missed the last seven games after having surgery to repair a sports hernia. After two months of rehabilitation, Rudolph appears close to returning to the field. Rudolph was back at practice this week as the Vikings...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rudolph appears set to return as big target for Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- If a tight end is a quarterback's best friend, Minnesota Vikings rookie Teddy Bridgewater should be ready to have plenty of pals ready to help him continue his progress. Tight end Kyle Rudolph was a full participant in Thursday's practice for Minnesota and coach Mike Zimmer said he thinks Rudolph will be ready to rejoin the lineup Sunday at Chicago after missing...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen: I hope Adrian Peterson ‘learned a valuable lesson’

            Jared Allen thinks his former teammate, Adrian Peterson, should be back on the field this season. Allen will face his former team on Sunday when the Vikings travel to Chicago, but he won’t get the chance to stop Peterson on the field. The Vikings running back will have a reinstatement hearing Monday after pleading no contest...
Via Sports-Glory
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Week 11: Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Preview vs. Bears

The Minnesota Vikings could help your fantasy team down the stretch. Wait, don’t laugh at that...seriously!With a potential of Adrian Peterson and the imminent return of Kyle Rudolph, there could be enough to breathe life into the stagnant Viking offense as they push to sneak into the playoffs. Meanwhile, the additions could also provide a spark to your contending team ready to...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NFL rejects Peterson's immediate reinstatement

            The NFL has rejected Adrian Peterson’s attempt for immediate reinstatement following his plea agreement on Tuesday and has refused to discuss a settlement over his playing status, reports Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. According to the report, the league has told Peterson’s representatives that a decision would “be...
Via Sports-Glory
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings' Rudolph returns to practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings might be thinking about getting away for the team's bye week, but one member of the team is only thinking about coming back. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer held one more practice before the players and coaches are allowed to depart with time off during this week's bye. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, out since Week 3 because of double sports hernia...
Via Fox Sports North
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer slowly but surely building a contender in the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are building up a very talented roster that should reign NFL dominance in a few years. That will be a foundation built around quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and young receiver Cordarelle Patterson, tight end Kyle Rudolph and running back Matt Asiata. But the way their defense played on Sunday showed the league something: Defense is the key to future success...
Via cover32 - Vikings
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Rudolph, Vikings must fill tight-end void with committee

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A slimmed-down Kyle Rudolph returned to the Minnesota Vikings this year motivated about the possibilities of being united with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. The 6-foot-6 target with the big mitts to match had just signed a five-year contract extension making him one of the league's highest-paid tight ends, providing insight into the team's feelings...
Via Fox Sports North
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATE: MRI Results Are in and Kyle Rudolph is Out

There has been no shortage of injuries thus far in a young 2014 NFL season for the Bears and their NFC North competition. Adding to an already sad season for the Vikings, news broke today that starting tight end Kyle Rudolph will be out for at least six weeks in order to recover from a groin injury he suffered Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Per source, Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph...
Via Sports Mockery
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update: Matt Cassel, Kyle Rudolph

Coming off a 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings are now 1-2 on the season and head coach Mike Zimmer's Monday press conference amounted to an extended injury report with injuries to multiple key players.#455881688 / gettyimages.comQuarterback Matt Cassel suffered a broken left foot after being tackled at the end of a scramble during the second quarter...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph Out 6 Weeks - Sports Hernia

As if the Minnesota Vikings needed MORE bad news this season, not only did they lose Matt Cassel for the season to a broken foot, Kyle Rudolph will require surgery, keeping him sidelined for 6 weeks. Rudolph suffered a groin injury in the Vikings loss to the New Orleans Saints, and will require surgery for a sports hernia.  Teddy Bridgewater just lost an important piece to his...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph Needs Surgery, Out Close To 6 Weeks

Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that after undergoing an MRI on his injured groin, Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph will require surgery and is expected to be out six weeks. Rudolph appeared to be fighting through something during Sunday’s loss to the Saints, but he did manage to catch three passes for 27 yards and was targeted five times before departing. Rudolph, 24, signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the tape: Rob Gronkowski vs. Kye Rudolph

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to tonight's main event! Let's take a look at the contestants. In the blue corner, standing at 6 feet and 6 inches, weighing in at 259 pounds, hailing from the University of Notre Dame, Kyle "The Redzone Reindeer" Rudolph! And in the red corner, our current champion, standing at 6 feet and 6 inches, weighing in at 265 pounds, all the way from the University...
Via Patriots Life
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nostralupagus’ Minnesota Vikings 2014 Season Predictions

We searched high and low, and long and hard, and finally found the elusive Nostralupagus meditating half nude under a brush pile in the forests of Cardinal Road.  After luring him out with a bottle of Morgan, a six pack of Spotted Cow, and a plate of cheese and crackers, he gave us the following predictions on the 2014 Minnesota Vikings season. 1. OHHHH AHHHHH UMMMMMM YESSSSSS I...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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