Kyle Rudolph-To-Patriots Hopes Dead After Tight End Gets Vikings Extension

The Vikings reached a four-year deal with tight end Kyle Rudolph on Monday night ending weeks of uncertainty

The Vikings reached a four-year deal with tight end Kyle Rudolph on Monday night ending weeks of uncertainty. More

He's also been deeply engrained in the community, becoming a two-time nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and opening Kyle Rudolph's End Zone at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Well, according to reports, the Lions chances of winning the division just got a little bit tougher as the Minnesota Vikings have given TE Kyle Rudolph a contract extension.

The 29-year-old has spent his entire eight-year career with the Vikings after the team drafted him in the second round in 2011.

Last year, he recorded 634 yards on 64 receptions and hauled in four touchdowns. Watson will be suspended for the first four games of the season due to a positive PEDs test he took immediately after coming out of retirement to sign with the Patriots. He made the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2017. If I had to guess, his $7.625 million salary for 2019 will decrease to give the team some flexibility this upcoming season.

Yet throughout the whole process, one of Rudolph's biggest concerns was moving his family out of Minnesota for the first time in his National Football League career.

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