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Minnesota Vikings who should have been extended before Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph Kyle Rudolph The Canadian Press
Noah Ferguson | 11 June, 2019, 23:35

Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News.

After months of uncertainty surrounding the status of his contract for the upcoming season, veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph gained some clarity on Monday evening.

Early Tuesday morning, ESPN reported that the Vikings will sign Rudolph to a four-year, $36 million contract extension, with the deal being finalized sometime Tuesday morning.

On Monday night, the Vikings agreed to a contract extension with Rudolph that should keep him in Minnesota for the foreseeable future.

ESPN's Courtney Cronin shared on Twitter that the deal would be signed this morning and made official, keeping the nine-season National Football League veteran in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Rudolph ranks first in team history among tight ends in touchdowns, third in receptions and third in yards.

Despite the plethora of moves they have made to improve during the offseason, most would agree the Lions still have a a ways to go in terms of overall talent and depth in the North.

Expect the detailed terms of the deal to include more of Rob Brzezinski's trademark cap maneuvering.

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