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Kyle Rudolph is inactive for Week 2 against the Saints.
Rudolph is inactive for the second consecutive week. The Buccaneers decided to add a practice squad wide receiver to provide them some much needed depth Sunday with Julio Jones and Chris Godwin inactive. Rudolph can safely be left on the waiver wire.
Kyle Rudolph is officially inactive for Tampa Bay’s Week 1 game against the Cowboys.
Rudolph is a no-go for Week 1 meaning Cameron Brate should see the lion’s share of tight end snaps for Tampa Bay. Brate should see plenty of action with Rudolph out and Gronk no longer in his way. Rudolph’s next chance to suit up will come Week 2 against the Saints.
Free agent tight end Kyle Rudolph has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rudolph has garnered interest from a few teams this off-season, but he will choose to land with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers were in need of help at the position following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, and the former Viking should help to fill that void. For fantasy purposes, he could be an interesting deep sleeper, but he won't project to get a ton of work in this offense.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, free agent TE Kyle Rudolph is receiving interest from “multiple teams”, including the Buccaneers and Vikings.
Rudolph, who was released by the New York Giants earlier this offseason, will be entering his 12th training camp in a few weeks if he signs with a new team. Drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Rudolph has had varying degrees of fantasy success throughout a remarkably healthy 11-year career, having finished as a TE1 four times but finishing as a TE3 or worse four times as well. Rudolph, who will be playing at 32 years old this season, hasn’t offered fantasy relevancy since 2019, and that’s unlikely to change in 2022 regardless of where he signs. Currently ranked as the TE58 in FantasyPros ECR for PPR formats, Rudolph isn’t a player who needs to be rostered at this point in his career, even in the deepest formats.
Kyle Rudolph and the Giants are parting ways after one season with the team.
This move frees up $5m in cap space for the team, as well as incurring a $2.4m dead money charge. With Evan Engram set to be a free agent, expect the Giants to address the Tight End position via the draft or a less expensive free agent. Were they to enter the season without additions, fourth-year man Kaden Smith would be the projected starter. Smith showed flashes as a rookie in 2019, but has had limited impact since.