Kyle Rudolph Fantasy News
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:03am
SI's Peter King says that the Vikings won't be taking a QB with the #8 pick in the draft: "Not a quarterback. They want a sure thing.
If Matt Cassel is the starter for the Vikings, he'll be a sleeper with OC Norv Turner running the offense. The Vikings have pretty good weapons in the passing game (Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph) and Cassel is capable of posting good numbers in favorable matchups.
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Kyle Rudolph (foot) running since mid-February
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:06am
Kyle Rudolph said he's had no foot problems, has been running since mid-Feb.
Rudolph was the #13 TE through Week 9 prior to a season-ending fracture in his foot. He was 15th in targets per game during that span, so there’s some opportunity in the workload department, especially with new OC Norv Turner in town. Turner isn’t necessarily as TE-friendly as his old boss Rob Chudzinski, but he featured Antonio Gates and Jordan Cameron heavily while with the Chargers and Browns.
Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:11pm
Vikings release John Carlson
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:02pm
Vikings hire Norv Turner as OC
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:31am
Norv Turner has agreed to become the Minnesota Vikings' next offensive coordinator, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The move had been widely anticipated.
The well-traveled Turner served as offensive coordinator with Cleveland for one season, following six seasons as the San Diego Chargers' head coach.
This looks like a very good hire for the Vikings. Turner has had all sorts of success as an OC. The future looks bright for Kyle Rudolph and Cordarrelle Patterson, provided the team can get their QB situation figured out. Turner loves to feature the tight end position (i.e. Jordan Cameron) and last season Josh Gordon thrived under Turner's guidance.
Vikings close to hiring Norv Turner as OC
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:20pm
Amid an ESPN report that veteran former NFL head coach and noted offensive mind Norv Turner is close to becoming the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, another report has surfaced that Mike Zimmer has landed his defensive coordinator as well.
According to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez, Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards will leave Miami to join Zimmer as defensive coordinator.
Turner would be a good hire for the entire Vikings offense, especially Kyle Rudolph, since Turner likes to feature his tight end prominently in the offense. Cordarrelle Patterson would be a prime breakout candidate given the way Josh Gordon played this season under Turner. The Vikings will need to address the QB position though Turner made the best of a bad situation in Cleveland.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:41pm
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was placed on injured reserve, HC Leslie Frazer announced. He suffered a broken foot on Nov. 3 against the Cowboys and was expected to return in 4-6 weeks. The team hoped Rudolph would practice this week, but he wasn’t ready to make that step.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 1:26pm
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that tight end Kyle Rudolph could return to practice next week. After Rudolph fractured his foot during the Nov. 3 game at Dallas, it was projected he would be out four to six weeks.
"He's making good progress ... and could very well be practicing next week, we hope," Frazier said.
The story points out that if Rudolph returns Dec. 8 at Baltimore, he would have missed four games. In the three games he has missed, John Carlson has filled in admirably, catching 15 passes for 203 yards.