Kyle Rudolph had one catch for 22 yards in Friday night's preseason opener against the Raiders.
Vikings signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a five-year, $36.5 million extension through 2019.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said "all the signs point" to Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph breaking out this season.
Kyle Rudolph has dropped 15 pounds this offseason with an eye toward being more active in the passing game under new OC Norv Turner.
Kyle Rudolph has spent "a lot of time" this offseason watching game tape of Jordan Cameron, who broke out last year under new Vikings OC Norv Turner.
Norv Turner's Browns used "12" personnel on 36.9 percent of their offensive plays last season, second-most in the NFL.
The Vikings have not approached TE Kyle Rudolph about a contract extension.
Kyle Rudolph (foot) has been running since mid-February and has experienced no setbacks.
Kyle Rudolph ran 40.2 percent of his pass routes out of the slot last season.
Kyle Rudolph believes he's the best tight end in the NFL.
Kyle Rudolph said he'd like to sign a contract extension this offseason.
New Vikings OC Norv Turner's offenses have produced a top-seven fantasy tight end in six of the last seven seasons.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman admitted he wasn't paying much attention to tight ends at the Combine.
ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling expects Kyle Rudolph to have a bigger role under new OC Norv Turner.