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Vikings Agree to Terms on Extension with TE Kyle Rudolph – Vikings.com

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In a Twitter post Monday night, Rudolph expressed gratitude for the way the entire state has taken his family under its wing and capped his statement with #UnfinishedBusiness. He explained the hashtag to Weis and Papa:

“Two years ago, when we made a run to the NFC Championship game, we all got a taste of what a championship would mean to not only this organization and all the players, coaches and staff, but what a championship would mean to the state of Minnesota and Vikings fans all around the world,” Rudolph said. “For me, that’s the unfinished business. I want to be part of the first team that wins and brings a championship here to the state of Minnesota and the Vikings organization.”

When the Vikings tabbed tight end Irv Smith, Jr., with the 50th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, some on the outside began to speculate about Rudolph’s status with the Vikings.

But as Minnesota’s three-day mandatory minicamp opens, the Vikings have two second-round tight ends in the mix. The team has utilized multiple tight ends in sets during voluntary Organized Team Activity practices that were open to the media.

Rudolph said recently that the prospect of two-tight end sets in Minnesota’s new offensive system is “exciting.”

“[It’s] an element that we’ve never had here in my nine years. It forces defenses to play with three linebackers, and that allows us to control the game,” Rudolph said. “When we go out there in three-wide sets and people talk about creating mismatches, well, now they have five DBs on the field. There are still mismatches, size mismatches, but you can kind of control and do things how we want to do them.”

VIKINGS CAREER TD RECEPTIONS

RK PLAYER…………………………………………………….TDs

1. Cris Carter…………………………………………………….110

2. Randy Moss…………………………………………………..92

3. Anthony Carter…………………………………………………52 

4. Sammy White………………………………………………….50

5. Kyle Rudolph………………………………………………….41

VIKINGS CAREER RECEPTIONS BY A TE

RK PLAYER……………………………………………………Rec.

1. Steve Jordan………………………………………………….498

2. Kyle Rudolph………………………………………………..386

VIKINGS CAREER RECEIVING YARDS BY A TE

RK PLAYER………………………………………….Rec. Yards

1. Steve Jordan……………………………………………….6,307

2. Kyle Rudolph……………………………………………..3,787

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