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Kyle Rudolph: Vikings releasing veteran tight end after 10 seasons

by Matthew MacKay | Giants Correspondent | Tue, Mar 2nd 5:54pm EST

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is being released from the team, as reported by Ian Rapoport. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Rudolph has spent his entire ten-year career with the Vikings, racking up nearly 4,500 yards and 48 career touchdowns, including a few clutch catches in the postseason. The veteran tight end will surely have suitors as he hits the crowded free-agent market in 2021. Meanwhile, fantasy managers should target Irv Smith Jr., as he becomes the clear-cut TE1 in a Minnesota offense that heavily utilizes the tight end in its passing schemes. Smith Jr. could quickly become a fantasy TE1 and will definitely be rising up fantasy draft boards with the release of Rudolph.

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