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.