After 10 seasons and two Pro Bowl trips as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Rudolph was fired from the team NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Tuesday that the team later confirmed the release

“Thank you Minnesota !! Although my time as a Viking has come to an end, my time as a MINNESOTAN is just beginning!” Rudolph said in an article on The Players’ Tribune

Rudolph was hired for the second season of a four-year pact for $ 36 million and was set to earn a base salary of $ 7 million, cutting Rudolph and bringing the Vikings to just over $ 5 million in cap for 2021 -Save space and $ 8 million in cash, added Pelissero

“Kyle has been a leader and mentor to us on and off the field from the day I arrived in Minnesota,” Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said in a statement. “He has been such an important part of his entire career this team and this community, and it’s been an honor to coach him for the past seven seasons”He will be missed and we wish him and his family all the best”

31-year-old Rudolph was inducted into the second round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Vikings and is now signed for a freelance agency for the first time in his career

The conclusion of Rudolph’s days in Minnesota seemed approaching as the 2019 club picked Irv Smith Instead, Rudolph signed the aforementioned four-year contract with the salary cap being a problem for any NFL team in these unprecedented times, Rudolph’s final days with the Vikings were really getting closer, and Tuesday’s news was hardly unexpected

Rudolph had previously made it clear that he would not cut his salary, and the Vikings therefore made a roster cut

Smith will now be more prominent in Minnesota after a 2020 season of 30 receptions for 365 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games (seven starts), while Rudolph’s last season with the Vikes saw 28 catches for 334 scored yards and only one score in 12 starts

During his fall in Minnesota, Rudolph played 140 games with 132 starts and scored 453 catches for 4488 yards and 48 touchdowns All of these are the top 10 points in franchise history. His touchdowns are the best ever for a close end to the Vikings, and his catches and yards follow only Steve Jordan

Rudolph was a Pro Bowler in 2012 and 2017 and now has the opportunity to show if he still has the ability to be a top tight end and just found himself in the wrong position towards the end in Minnesota, or if he did actually was in the wrong situation. His best seasons are in the rear view. He will be in a free agent class led by Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith

Rudolph is considered a character of high character with an excellent target in the red zone (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) He should be able to help any team with at least narrow end depth, but could potentially offer more if he finds the right landing site

Chicago general manager Ryan Pace said, speaking of the return of WR Allen Robinson, “We want to keep our good players” but “have to do what’s best for the bears”, which is the Wideout Contract Concerning the team’s QB situation, everything is on the table “

The deadline for the 9 March is a week away, and Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst is carefully considering how to bring Aaron Jones back

While Deshaun Watson has not publicly stated exactly what he wants at this point, JJ Watt knows what he wants for his friend. It is no different than what made him – and perhaps not coincidentally, the former Texan DeAndre Hopkins – lucky to travel to Arizona

With the start of the new league year in a little over two weeks, the Saints begin breaking new ground to find a way below the salary cap. New Orleans has held trade talks on how to deal with DT Malcom Brown

The presence of QB Kyler Murray, a reunion with WR DeAndre Hopkins, and a familiar and friendly defense system were all factors in J.J Watt signed with the Cardinals, sharing the outstanding end of the defensive with reporters on Tuesday

The Texans are doubling their staggering trade a year ago – for at least one more season Houston has agreed on a one-year contract with David Johnson for $ 4 million guaranteed on signing

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that Miami linebacker Kyle Van Noy announced that he would be released after one season

Raiders FB Alec Ingold has heard enough of the talk that QB Derek Carr is not good enough for the Raiders “I just don’t get it,” Ingold said. “Because he’s the guy”

Jadeveon Clowney, once a high-profile edge rusher, steps into the free hand with less hype about his name than it did last off-season In addition to his sub-par campaign for 2020, a recent operation could affect Clowney’s next FA decision

JJ Watt has received a compliment from the family of cardinal legend Marshall Goldberg, Goldberg’s daughter told TMZ Sports that she is giving Arizona permission to revoke her father’s number so Watt can wear it in 2021 and beyond

The Detroit Lions have a culture that needs changing and gaps to fill several areas of the team plan That didn’t stop the team’s new general manager from throwing some signal-caller bait into the conversation on Tuesday

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