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Friday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Loss Puts Vikings in Division Lead The loss gives the Minnesota Vikings a half game lead in the NFC North going into their game Sunday at Atlanta. Rodgers' throw to the end zone ... Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph drops his embarrassment “But even that is just one point, not six points,” the Vikings tight end said. “So there's not really anything in my sports...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Rudolph gets behind defense on 47-yard touchdown catch

The Minnesota Vikings aren't known for their deep passing game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is more of a game-manager than a gun-slinger, but every once in a while he makes a surprising play with his arm.Bridgewater made one of those throws against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, when he lofted a perfect ball to tight end Kyle Rudolph for a 47-yard touchdown. Check out video of...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kruse: Minnesota can find different ways to utilize its $45 million tight end

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph on paper is the prototype at the position, but so far in 2015, he's been almost non-existent. The athletic tight end should be a safety valve as well as a downfield threat; however, Rudolph remains a low option on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's reads. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said not to read too much into Rudolph's slow start and...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph thinks Ragnar is 'ridiculous'

The Minnesota Vikings continue the airing of grievances today. First, star running back Adrian Peterson threw some shade at former starting quarterback, Christian Ponder in an interview with ESPN.com. Later, tight end Kyle Rudolph went on the Dan Le Batard show and took a shot at another former member of the organization – Ragnar the Viking. In a controversial front-office move...
Via The Sports Daily
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings need Kyle Rudolph to improve as a run-blocker

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is a dynamic receiver, but catching passes is only one dimension of his position. A well-rounded tight end is also a good run-blocker.Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer recently talked about the impact a solid blocking tight end can have on the running game and how his tight ends need to show some improvement."We got to do better. We got to do...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater can lean on Kyle Rudolph at tight end

A young quarterback needs a security blanket. Tight end Kyle Rudolph is becoming that player for the Minnesota Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater."Whether he’s the primary read or he’s a late outlet as I’m going through my progression, Kyle is always in the right place at the right time," Bridgewater said, via Mark Craig of the Star-Tribune.Rudolph hasn't played a full season since...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Players Who Will Be Key to Vikings Success in 2015

Kyle Rudolph View image | gettyimages.com Here’s nother injury-prone player that is looking to return to his Pro Bowl form. Rudolph only missed 6 games last year but he never seemed to return to normal form even on the field. Finding chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater will be a goal for Rudolph during training camp, as the two rarely connected last year. Plus, the return...
Via TopSportsReport
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make an Impact in 2015 #5 Kyle Rudolph

#5 | Kyle Rudolph Our number 5 Viking, who needs to make an impact this coming season is TE Kyle Rudolph. When healthy Rudolph has been a top 10 tight end in the NFL, but over the past few years he just can’t seem to stay on the field. Why Rudolphs’ Performance is so Important What is more important for a young quarterbacks development than a big ole 6’6, 265 lb safety net...
Via DraftSeason
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

TE Kyle Rudolph ready to have a breakout year

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph believes the second year in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system will be huge. Rudolph has qualities similar to New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski and Turner's penchant for involving the tight ends in the passing game he will see an increased role. He finished wih 24 grabs for 231 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. “The tight...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

TE Kyle Rudolph says Mike Zimmer's loyalty to his players has earned him the respect of the team

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph said that coach Mike Zimmer has the respect of the entire team after going to bat for Adrian Peterson and not throwing him under the bus. Zimmer is known to be a hard-nosed coach; however, he showed that he has a good connection with his players and that he has the support of the entire organization “When you have a guy like that,...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater excited to have Kyle Rudolph back

Blazing fast wide receiver Mike Wallace is a valuable addition to Teddy Bridgewater's passing arsenal, but that doesn't mean Minnesota Vikings quarterback is overlooking the impact tight end Kyle Rudolph is primed to have in 2015."I’ll tell you, what’s even a better addition is have Kyle Rudolph back healthy," Bridgewater told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "He’s like a whole...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings, Teddy Bridgewater pumped up over a healthy Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said that there is another addition to the team that he's even more excited about over wide receiver Mike Wallace, and he said that the player was already on the roster. Tight end Kyle Rudolph missed seven games due to a sports hernia and then injured his ankle and knee in 2014. However, Bridgewater feels getting a healthy Rudolph...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Vikings Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
Via TopSportsReport
May 06, 2015  |  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
February 21, 2015  |  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...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rudolph inactive for Vikings against Dolphins

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

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 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

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

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
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