The Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a 4-year $36 Million contract extension. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He felt that the team and Rudolph were both motivated to get this deal done.
The Vikings reportedly have agreed to a 4-year $36 Million contract extension with tight end Kyle Rudolph. The 29-year old has 386 catches for 3,787 yards and 41 touchdowns in 8 NFL seasons. He was selected the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL draft.
The Vikings restructured the contract of veteran linebacker Eric Kendricks and that move allowed them to sign first round pick, center Garrett Bradbury. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.
Viking tight end Kyle Rudolph could miss about a month with a fractured foot he sustained Sunday at Dallas against the Cowboys. Rudolph caught 2 passes including a 35-yard touchdown Sunday before leaving with the injury.
Viking receiver Percy Harvin missed practice Thursday after being limited in practice on Wednesday. This appears to be a setback in his return from a left ankle sprain. Harvin has missed the last 2 games with a sprained left ankle.
Viking safety Harrison Smith and tight end Kyle Rudolph both passed post concussion tests and will practice with the Vikings today. Smith and Rudolph suffered concussions in the 2nd half of the Viking loss to Chicago Sunday. If all goes well both players should play Sunday.
Viking head coach Leslie Frazier met the media Monday giving an update on injuries. Both tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith suffered concussions Sunday will need to pass post concussion tests to be cleared to play Sunday at Green Bay.
The Vikings scored the first points of the game but lose 28-10 Sunday in Chicago. Minnesota trailed 25-3 at halftime and couldn't catch up in the 2nd half. Jay Cutler coming back from a concussion threw for 188 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception for the Bears. Michael Bush ran for 60 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Bears.
The Vikings have welcomed tight end John Carlson back to practice Sunday after missing 3 preseason games and numerous practices with a knee sprain. Carlson is a Litchfield native that was considered the highest profile free agent signing the Vikings had in the offseason. Carlson is expected to backup starter Kyle Rudolph. Carlson is expected to play at Houston in their final preseason game Thursday night at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:00.