Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph announced on Monday that he will officially retire as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Rudolph makes the decision after playing 12 seasons in the NFL. Originally a second-round pick of the Vikings in 2011 out of Notre Dame, Rudolph played the first 10 seasons of his career in Minnesota before joining the New York Giants in 2021 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year. He'll finish with 482 career receptions on 709 targets for 4,773 yards and 50 touchdowns in 165 games (145 starts). In just nine games (zero starts) for Tampa in 2022, the 33-year-old had three catches for 28 yards and one touchdown. Both of his Pro Bowl campaigns came in Minnesota -- in 2012 and in 2017.
Sep 4, 2023 11:06 AM EST
Rudolph was a limited participant during Friday's practice, Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports reports.
Jan 13, 2023 1:15 PM EST
Rudolph (knee) was a non-participant during the Buccaneers' practice Thursday.
Jan 12, 2023 2:14 PM EST
Rudolph has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Falcons with a knee injury.
Jan 8, 2023 12:02 PM EST
Rudolph didn't log a target over 10 snaps during the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers in Week 17.
Jan 4, 2023 9:08 PM EST
Rudolph (coach's decision) has been ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Dec 11, 2022 12:28 PM EST
Rudolph didn't draw a target over nine snaps in the Buccaneers' 17-16 win over the Saints on Monday night.
Dec 6, 2022 8:38 PM EST
Rudolph (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Browns.
Nov 27, 2022 8:52 AM EST
Rudolph (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Munich, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Nov 13, 2022 5:08 AM EST
Rudolph (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Steelers.
Oct 16, 2022 8:59 AM EST
Rudolph failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 21-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Oct 10, 2022 1:07 PM EST
Rudolph (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Kansas City.
Oct 2, 2022 4:04 PM EST
Rudolph brought in his only target for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 14-12 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Sep 26, 2022 9:13 PM EST
Rudolph is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.
Sep 11, 2022 4:03 PM EST
Rudolph brought in one of three targets for three yards in the Buccaneers' 13-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night.
Aug 20, 2022 8:22 PM EST
Rudolph signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jul 20, 2022 7:42 PM EST
Rudolph has received interest in free agency from various teams, including Tampa Bay and his former team Minnesota, and a deal could come together sometime before training camp in late July Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Jul 14, 2022 3:06 PM EST
The Giants cut Rudolph on Wednesday.
Mar 2, 2022 11:42 AM EST
Rudolph posted an apparent farewell message to the Giants via his official Twitter account Wednesday.
Mar 2, 2022 7:51 AM EST
Rudolph caught 26 of his 39 targets for 257 yards and one touchdown in 2021.
Jan 11, 2022 1:08 AM EST