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Publicado: Mie Nov 13, 2019 4:06 amAsunto: So what now for the longtime tight end?
"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsVikings and Kyle Rudolph break off contract extension talksNew Adrian Peterson Jersey ,225commentsSo what now for the longtime tight end?CDTShareTweetShareShareVikings and Kyle Rudolph break off contract extension talksTim Fuller-USA TODAY SportsWhen the Minnesota Vikings headed into the offseason last December everyone knew that they would be fairly tight up against the salary cap, and they would need to either re-structure some deals with current players or release them.One of the players that many people thought the Vikings would work a new deal with was veteran tight end and Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph, who is entering the last year of his contract, is scheduled to make over $7.6 million this year, with no dead money against the cap.Earlier in the off-season, it seemed like a re-structure or extension was almost a foregone conclusion. Rudolph said he was open to it, and it seemed like a logical move for both the player and the team. But as free agency drew closer...nothing happened. Then on the eve of the new league year, it was announced by Rudolph’s agent that there would be no re-structure, and he would remain with the team in 2019.Now, it appears things have taken another turn:Rudolph’s name has also been mentioned as possible trade bait http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/authentic-kirk-cousins-jersey , and with an inability to get a new deal done, this seems like more and more of a possibility, as alluded to by Ian Rapoport. The Vikings are less than a million dollars under the salary cap per Spotrac, and still need some wiggle room to sign their top draft pick, Garrett Bradbury. So one way or another, a move regarding Rudolph seems to be coming soon. One of the teams that Rudolph has been linked to as a possible trade partner has been the New England Patriots, who are sitting almost $15 million dollars under the salary cap. They also have an obscene 14 picks coming up in the 2020 draft, to include three third round picks, two fourth, three sixth Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , and four picks in the seventh round. Rudolph for a third? Yeah, I’d do that deal. Rudolph for a four and a six? Yeah, I’d probably do that deal, too. Or the Vikings could just flat out release him, which would free up $7.6 million in cap space. If I’m the Patriots, why give up a draft pick right now if you think that could happen? Wait until they know for sure whether or not he’ll be released, and make your move when his status has been resolved. A trade will still be there once his contract status is settled, unless of course there’s another team in the mix.Still, a trade isn’t a foregone conclusion. If the Vikings decide to keep Rudolph, who I think would work well with TE Irv Smith in this new offense Eric Kendricks Jersey , they could look to re-do a couple deals of other vets to give them cap relief. Just by converting part of the base salary of either Linval Joseph or Xavier Rhodes into a signing bonus, for example, the Vikings could clear enough space to ink Bradbury. Rhodes is scheduled to make $13.3 million in base salary, while Joseph is scheduled to make $10.6 million. So another move is coming by the Vikings, be it trade or a vet re-structure. Whether it involves Kyle Rudolph remains to be seen, but it appears as if this is coming to a resolution that doesn’t involve him playing with the Vikings, or at his 2019 salary...or both. The Vikings completed a contract restructure for Everson Griffen last month, but apparently that wasn’t all the Vikings front office had in mind for Griffen.Local Vikings beat writers Andrew..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsReport:Vikings Tried to Trade Griffen for ZeitlerNew,334commentsCDTShareTweetShareShareReport:Vikings Tried to Trade Griffen for ZeitlerBrad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsThe Vikings completed a contract restructure for Everson Griffen last month, but apparently that wasn’t all the Vikings front office had in mind for Griffen.Local Vikings beat writers Andrew Krammer and Ben Goessling reported recently that the Vikings were also near to completing a trade of Everson Griffen to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler.Apparently the deal fell through at the last minute when Cleveland decided to do the Odell Beckham Jr. trade with the Giants that also landed them Oliver Vernon.That would have been a bold move for the Vikings http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/authentic-latavius-murray-jersey , and would have netted them one of the best guards in the NFL in recent years in Kevin Zeitler, while also saving $1 million in salary cap space.It’s not out of the question that the Vikings may still look to trade Griffen at some point down the road, as his contract restructure was only for this year, and his salary cap hit is set to go up to almost $14 million next year and even higher in subsequent years.The Vikings are also reportedly looking to trade Trae Waynes, although that may be a little less urgent since Holton Hill’s suspension, but nevertheless could happen at some point this off-season - perhaps during the draft.The Vikings currently don’t have enough salary cap space to sign all of their draft picks, so something will have to give sooner or later.It’s also not out of the question that the Vikings could part ways with Riley Reiff, depending on what offensive linemen they land in the draft.Stay tuned.
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