MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Kyle Rudolph is staying with the Vikings.
On Tuesday, the team put an end to trade rumors, announcing that the 29-year-old tight end has agreed to terms on a contract extension.
Unfinished business.@KyleRudolph82 has agreed to terms on a contract extension!
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) June 11, 2019
Earlier Tuesday, ESPN had reported that Rudolph had agreed to a four-year, $36 million contract extension.
Rudolph, who entered the NFL back in 2011, was set to become a free agent next year.
On Instagram, Rudolph wrote: “I am honored beyond words to say that my home, our home, will always be…in Minnesota!”
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Just under a decade ago, I received a phone call that would change my life. On that day, all I knew is that I would be playing in the NFL, realizing my childhood dream. What I didn’t know was the role the state of Minnesota would play in my life. Marrying my wife and established our home…in Minnesota. Experiencing the birth of my 3 beautiful children…in Minnesota. Starting a journey to better the lives of children dealing with a disease that doesn’t discriminate…in Minnesota. Giving everything I can possibly give, professionally and personally, to the greatest sports franchise and it’s fans…in Minnesota. And I am honored beyond words to say that my home, our home, will always be…in Minnesota! #UnfinishedBusiness #SKOL