Kyle Rudolph | TE | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 11/15/2014 12:25am et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Rudolph will play for the first time since Week 3, but his workload could be somewhat curtailed due to the long layoff.
Posted: 11/13/2014 6:28pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) returned to a full practice Thursday, Nov. 13, after being limited Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Seeing the TE ramp up his practice workload is the best sign yet that he'll be able to return to action in Week 11. See if the Friday outlook remains just as promising.
Posted: 11/12/2014 6:49pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, who has been out since Week 3, has targeted this game -- the contest following the team's Week 10 bye -- to make his return. See what the outlook is after a couple more days of practice.
Posted: 11/10/2014 3:27pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was able to do some things during practice Monday, Nov. 10, and the team hopes he will be able to return to the field in the near future, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Rudolph could play this week but either way he'll be back on the field soon. Rudolph should be added in all leagues.
Posted: 11/4/2014 11:40pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) is eyeing Nov. 16 versus the Chicago Bears for his return. Rudolph said he needs to get himself in football shape and said mentally he's given himself 2weeks to get ready.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, who garnered plenty of preseason hype as a TE on the rise, has been out since Week 3 and could be a decent stretch-run pickup if your waiver wire is bare and you're hurting at TE.
Posted: 11/3/2014 11:04pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) said his goal is to return after the team's Week 10 bye.
Huddle Up: Rudolph has been out since Week 3, and backup Chase Ford has picked up the slack of late, hauling in 11 passes for 127 yards and a TD over the last 2 games.
Posted: 10/30/2014 7:37pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, who's been out since Week 3, has been doing conditioning work on the side as of late but don't look for his return until Week 11 at the earliest. The Vikings do have a bye in Week 10, giving the TE 2 more weeks to recover.
Posted: 10/23/2014 4:14pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) participated in the team stretch before practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Rudolph did some running off to the side with a trainer.
Huddle Up: A player to stash or a name to keep in mind if you're hurting at TE as Rudolph should be back in a few weeks.
Posted: 9/24/2014 4:51pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) could return in time to avoid going on the short-term Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Good news for the Vikings who haven't had a lot it of this season, but it's of little consolation to a good many of Randolph's fantasy owners who couldn't afford to allocate an extra roster space for the TE, who wasn't producing much even before the injury.
Posted: 9/22/2014 7:03pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) will undergo surgery for a sports hernia. He is expected to miss about six weeks.
Huddle Up: Rudolph owners are in a bind with bye weeks coming up. The Vikings will roll with Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray but neither is a viable fantasy option right now. If you lost Rudolph, Niles Paul, Travis Kelce or Dwayne Allen are possible replacement options.
Posted: 9/19/2014 6:01pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, tied for the team lead in targets (12) and receptions (7), should be able to play, but his fantasy owners are going to need to double check his status Sunday morning to make sure.
Posted: 7/27/2014 11:33pm et
The Minnesota Vikings have signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a five-year extension worth $36.5 million Sunday, July 27.
Huddle Up: There are high fantasy hopes for Rudolph this season with the addition of new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who has a track record of featuring tight ends (Jay Novacek, Antonio Gates, Jordan Cameron) in his offenses.
Posted: 7/8/2014 10:58pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has slimmed down this offseason, dropping about 15 pounds. 'It was more of just a focus on my diet in February and March, versus, you are out in California, you work out every day, so you feel like you can eat whatever you want,' Rudolph said. 'Nothing really changes, because you make up for it with the workouts, but when I really focused on eating lean meats, eating the salads, you see the results.'
Huddle Up: If the Vikes find some stability at QB and Rudolph can stay healthy after playing only half a season a year ago, a return of his top-10 fantasy numbers of 2012 (53-493-9) isn't out of the question.
Posted: 4/15/2014 3:56pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) said he has been running since mid-February and has experienced no foot problems.
Huddle Up: Rudolph missed half of the Vikes' season a year ago with a foot injury and is a strong fantasy bounce-back candidate in light of his 53-493-9 campaign in 2012.
Posted: 2/27/2014 1:07pm et
The Minnesota Vikings could consider signing TE Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension this offseason, because he will be entering the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Carlson, who missed the last half of the Vikes' season with a foot injury, is an extension candidate based on the promise of his breakout 2012 season in which he snared 53 passes for 493 yards and 9 TDs.
Posted: 1/25/2014 11:45pm et
Beat writer Ben Goessling expects Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph to see a bigger role in the offense under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who has made stars out of former Dallas Cowboys TE Jay Novacek, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates and Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron. The team might flex Rudolph out and let him work through the midde of the defense.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as the talented Rudolph should be the biggest beneficiary of Turner taking over the Minnesota offense. After a 2013 season marred by injury and quarterback issues, Rudolph could be a value on fantasy draft day.
Posted: 12/23/2013 11:54pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he hopes to sign an extension with the team this offseason. Rudolph said he will have his agent reach out to the team during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, who has missed the Vikings' last 7 games with a foot injury, had 30 catches for 313 yards and 3 TDs in the team's first 8 games. You would figure the Vikes would like to keep him around with the team struggling to fill his absence outside of a few decent games from John Carlson.
Posted: 12/9/2013 2:09pm et
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) is expected to be placed on Injured Reserve, according to head coach Leslie Fraizer.
Huddle Up: In case you were stashing him hoping he would return in the fantasy playoffs, he is now safe to drop.