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Kyle Rudolph | Tight End | #82

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (43) / MIN
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Kyle Rudolph (ankle) had his cast removed on Thursday.
Rudolph is two weeks removed from surgery on his right ankle. He's still in a walking boot but should be fully recovered by June. The 28-year-old tied Stefon Diggs for the team lead with eight receiving touchdowns last season. Mar 9 - 2:16 PM

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Kyle Rudolph is recovering from ankle surgery.

Rudolph played through the ankle injury late in the season and didn't miss any time. He coud sit out OTAs, but there doesn't look to be any concern over his training camp status. Rudolph still managed eight touchdowns despite a dropoff in yards last year. He'll return as one of the Vikings' top red-zone options.
Feb 28 - 5:21 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 1-of-4 targets for a 25-yard touchdown in the Vikings' NFC title game loss to the Eagles.

Rudolph scored the first points of the game by getting behind the Eagles’ defense on what amounted to a blown coverage for a 25-yard touchdown. They were the only points the Vikings would score, and it was the only catch Rudolph would make. In the regular season, Rudolph lost a whopping 51 targets off his 2016 total due to Adam Thielen’s emergence and a high ankle sprain that limited Rudolph’s playing time in the season’s final month. He did score eight TDs, Rudolph’s most since 2012. Still only 28 years old despite having spent seven seasons in the league, Rudolph will return as a mid-range to low-end TE1 in 2018.
Jan 21 - 10:18 PM

Kyle Rudolph corralled five-of-eight targets for 28 yards Sunday in the Vikings’ Divisional Round win over the Saints.

Rudolph drew a pair of end-zone targets in the opening quarter but couldn't make good on either one. He never broke the big one on Sunday, managing a long gain of just eight yards. He also committed a costly penalty that negated a first down with Minnesota driving in the fourth quarter. At least Rudolph looked healthy after struggling with a sprained ankle down the stretch. The Vikings can earn their first conference championship in over 40 years with a win over Philadelphia next Sunday.
Jan 14 - 9:44 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is practicing in full for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

Rudolph struggled while playing through a sprained ankle down the stretch (four catches for 26 yards over his final three regular season games) but had the bye week to get healthy. He caught all three of his targets for 26 yards and a touchdown when he faced New Orleans in Week 1.
Jan 10 - 4:15 PM

Kyle Rudolph was spotted in a walking boot following the Week 17 win over the Bears.

Rudolph has been extremely limited the last three games because of a sprained ankle, but with the Vikings earning a bye, he now has two weeks to rest. "I finally get some time off, so I’m going to try to get this thing back to 100 percent," Rudolph said. "I played three games on it, so now I get some time off." Rudolph caught just four passes for 26 yards over the final three weeks while dealing with the injury.
Jan 1 - 1:25 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 1-of-3 targets for three yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Battling through an ankle issue, Rudolph limps into the postseason with just 26 yards over his final three games. He has two weeks to heal up for the Divisional Round.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was not listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Week 17 against the Bears.

Rudolph was limited all week in practice and, despite not being listed on the final report, could be limited in a game the Vikings should win going away. With just three catches in the last two games and a questionable snap count, Rudolph is a risky fantasy bet.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 02:01:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) remained "limited" at Thursday's practice.

Rudolph will be out there for Sunday's finale against the Bears. He has just three catches for 23 yards over his past two games.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:48:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Rudolph has played through an ankle injury the past couple weeks and should be fine for Sunday's game against Chicago. The Vikings need a win to lock up a first-round bye, so they still have something to play for.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught his lone target for six yards in the Vikings' Week 16 win over the Packers.

Rudolph's Week 15 playing time was limited due to an ankle injury, and he was less visible in this one than No. 2 tight end David Morgan. For fantasy leagues that extend into Week 17, Rudolph has become an increasingly risky option. The 12-3 Vikings wrap up their regular season against the Bears.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:44:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was not listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Week 16 against the Packers.

Rudolph was limited all week in practice, but he was always likely to play after gutting it out last Sunday. Limited to just 20 snaps last week, the tight end should have a bigger role this time around. He is a back-end TE1.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 10:06:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's practice.

It's just an approximation as Minnesota didn't actually practice on Tuesday. Rudolph was limited to just 20 snaps in Week 15 but wasn't needed as the Vikings cruised to an easy win over Cincinnati. He should be back out there Saturday at Green Bay.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 2-of-2 targets for 17 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' Week 15 win over the Bengals.

Rudolph didn't play much and at one point was reported to be out for the rest of the game. He re-entered and scored a touchdown from a yard out. Rudolph will be a TE1 next week against the Packers.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:19:00 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) returned to the Week 15 game against the Bengals.

Despite previously being announced out by the broadcast, Rudolph returned and caught a one-yard touchdown.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 03:33:00 PM

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RB1Dalvin Cook
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3Mack Brown
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3RB1Dalvin Cook
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FB1C.J. Ham
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2Kendall Wright
3Stacy Coley
4Cayleb Jones
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Laquon Treadwell
3Tavarres King
4Brandon Zylstra
WR31Kendall Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Tyler Conklin
4Blake Bell
5Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Brian O'Neill
3Dieugot Joseph
LG1Nick Easton
2Tom Compton
3Josh Andrews
C1Pat Elflein
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Danny Isidora
2Aviante Collins
3Colby Gossett
RT1Mike Remmers
2Rashod Hill
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K1Daniel Carlson
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