Rudolph Is Out Of Minneapolis
The long time Viking tight end has been released today.
As sad as I am about the Vikings releasing Kyle Rudolph, I realize that the move had to be made. The 6’6 tight end was taken in the second round in 2011 out of Notre Dame. In his time as a Viking, Rudolph was a two time Pro Bowler, reeled in 48 touchdowns, and had 4488 receiving yards. Rudolphs leadership will definitely be missed in Minnesota.
This move is actually very beneficial when you look at the Vikings cap space. By releasing Rudolph, the Vikings free up 5.1 million dollars in cap space and if they release Riley Reiff and Shamar Stephen, they will be able to target a guy like Joe Thuney in free agency.
For Rudolph, five possible landing spots are the Patriots, Broncos, Chiefs, Bengals, and Browns. All franchises that can use a veteran weapon that is a good blocker and a threat around the goal line.
I wish Rudolph nothing but the best because he played his heart out for the Vikings in his ten seasons and because he played for the Irish, he holds a special spot in my heart.