Vikings sign first-round pick Bradbury, restructure Kendricks' deal

Top draft pick Garrett Bradbury poses with his first Vikings jersey along with head coach Mike Zimmer, general manager Rick Spielman and members of the Wilf family- owners of the team

Kyle Rudolph Addresses Speculation, Future with Vikings

Kyle Rudolph remaining in Minnesota seems less and less likely. The Pro Bowl tight end is due $7.625 million, none guaranteed, in a contract season and the Vikings need salary cap space.

The Vikings have tried to pay everybody - they've given big contracts to Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen over the past 12 months - but it appears that Rudolph might end up being the odd guy out.

Zimmer, Minnesota's head coach for the past five of Rudolph's eight National Football League seasons, said his charity tournament was not the proper place for an in-depth discussion about Rudolph.

"It's awesome to get it done", Bradbury said, via the team's official website. But as contract negotiations fell apart between Rudolph's agent and Brzezinski late last week, the Vikings.

"It's very evident that if we want to get to where we want to be, we have to get better on the offensive side of the football".

"I don't want to be dealing with this come (organized team activities), minicamp, training camp", Rudolph said. "And I think that's for both parties". I think the Vikings want clarity; I think we want clarity. The Vikings want clarity.

Per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, $2.1 million of Kendricks' $4.15 million salary for this season will convert to a signing bonus that will spread over the next four seasons. "Sometimes business gets in the way, but we're not here to talk about that today".

"Change happens", Rudolph said.

That's without mentioning George Fant, who played tight end a fair amount a year ago, serving primarily as an extra run-blocker but occasionally lining up out wide and even hauling in one reception for a nine-yard gain. "We've been so fortunate to be in one place for eight years that you don't really realize how many guys change teams on a yearly basis".

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