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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph piles up the points    Mon Nov 11, 12:57 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had four receptions for 14 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Dallas Cowboys. Rudolph also caught a two-point conversion.

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  Vikings | Quiet night for Kyle Rudolph    Thu Oct 24, 11:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in a 19-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph to be more involved?    Thu Oct 24, 12:03 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and TE Irv Smith Jr. could be a larger part of the offense in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins with WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) sidelined. Rudolph and Smith combined for 10 grabs, 118 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions with Thielen out.

Footballguys view: Thielen isn't going to miss much time but the Vikings are passing the ball more in recent weeks. That automatically means more for the tight ends, including Rudolph, on the team. If there wasn't a split here at the position, Rudolph would have higher fantasy value.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph on track to play    Wed Oct 23, 02:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Rudolph scored his first touchdown of the season last week. As the Vikings passing game has more punch, Rudolph has more fantasy value. He's worth considering as a streaming tight end option.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's practice report for Tuesday    Tue Oct 22, 05:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 22. DE Everson Griffen (quad), DT Linval Joseph (knee), DE Hercules Mata'afa (neck), CB Xavier Rhodes (hip), TE Kyle Rudolph (thumb), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), LB Eric Kendricks (hip), LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), OG Josh Kline (foot) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) each participated in full.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph a full participant    Mon Oct 21, 05:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (thumb) fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 21. The Vikings did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph scores in win    Sun Oct 20, 09:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught five of his six targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finishes with 36 yards    Sun Oct 13, 06:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught three passes for 36 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He was targeted three times during the game.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph disappoints again    Sun Oct 6, 05:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught one pass for four yards against the New York Giants in Week 5.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has one catch    Mon Sep 30, 03:23 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had one reception for 12 yards in the team's Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph limited to just one target    Sun Sep 22, 05:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with one catch for 11 yards on his only target in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph misses practice    Mon Aug 5, 10:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 5, because of a minor ailment, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: It's an unknown injury, so we'll just have to wait and see when the veteran tight end can return.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins learning to trust his TE    Wed Jul 31, 11:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said Wednesday, July 31, he's feeling much more confident working with TE Kyle Rudolph in their second training camp together. 'I've done a better job this camp ... of just trusting him more and throwing it to him even when he's covered,' Cousins told reporters Wednesday. 'I think today there were probably two or three examples of him catching the ball with the defender draped over him or pretty close to him. He is just such a trustworthy target, so little things like that, building a chemistry with him, you would've loved to say I did that last year, but I don't think I did enough.'

Footballguys view: Rudolph may not be flashy, but he's one of the most consistent tight ends in the league. His current ADP (TE19, 14.01) is something he could easily outperform. Rudolph is not a high-end TE1 but posting low-end TE1 numbers is quite possible again..especially with better chemistry with Cousins.

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  Vikings | More on Kyle Rudolph's deal    Tue Jun 11, 09:35 AM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph received an additional $1.625 million this year to his $7.625 million base salary, according to a source. He received $9 million fully guaranteed and $16.025 million in total guarantees.

Footballguys view: Rudolph had zero remaining in dead money and a $7.6 million cap hit before this new deal. Now, Rudolph ranks as the fourth-highest paid tight end in the league.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph inks four-year extension    Tue Jun 11, 12:18 AM

The Minnesota Vikings signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a four-year extension worth $36 million on Monday, June 10.

Footballguys view: It was unknown earlier this offseason if Rudolph was going to get released, get traded or get a new contract. The Vikings opted for the latter with the veteran tight end. Rudolph is their lead tight end and now on the books for the Vikings through the 2023 season. He's been a top-10 fantasy tight end each of the last three seasons (No. 9 in 2018), but Rudolph's role with the team could be changing with the addition of 2019 second-round pick Irv Smith Jr. Rudolph has a current ADP of TE15 (13.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Coach thinks Kyle Rudolph will stay    Wed May 22, 03:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he has received a five-year contract extension offer from the Vikings, and head coach Mike Zimmer is confident that Rudolph will remain with the team since the two sides are talking.

Footballguys view: Rudolph doesn't want to take a pay cut because he's 'too young' and the Vikings want to lower his cap number. They did select Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft to perhaps be Rudolph's eventual replacement, but they shouldn't be rushing the veteran out the door. There are rumors about what Rudolph wants and how the team may not give him that price, but we'll sit back and wait to see what happens here. It feels like it could go either way but at least Zimmer is optimistic.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph to practice Tuesday    Mon May 20, 06:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he plans to participate in practice Tuesday, May 21, even though his future with the team is uncertain.

Footballguys view: There are reports that the Vikings have not asked Rudolph to take a pay cut. Last week, Rudolph exclaimed that he wouldn't take a pay cut because he's 'too young' to do so. With a cap number of $7.6 million in 2018, the final year of his deal, we expect the Vikings to re-work that number in any way possible -- whether that be through extension or release.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has received contract offer    Fri May 17, 05:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been offered a five-year contract extension, but the two sides have not made much progress in talks, according to a source. Rudolph would be paid among the top tight ends in the NFL if he signed the extension.

Footballguys view: Rudolph refused to take a pay cut because he said he was 'too young' to do that. With an extension being offered we could see a resolution to this in the near future. Rudolph is in the final year of his deal and has a cap number of $7.2 million in 2019. An extension for Rudolph would be a negative hit on the dynasty stock of second-round rookie TE Irv Smith Jr.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph declines pay cut    Thu May 16, 10:22 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph declined to take a pay cut, but he hopes to remain with the team. 'No, I won't,' Rudolph said. 'I'm too young for that.'

Footballguys view: Rudolph is on the books for $7.2 million in 2019. The Vikings don't want to extend him or they would've done that already. They're making plans for the future as they selected Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft. We'll see if the Vikings can resolve this situation by trading or releasing Rudolph. Stay tuned.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph hopes to stay    Mon May 13, 09:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he hopes to remain with the Vikings but would like a decision on his status with the team in the near future.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has one year left on his contract with the Vikings. He's on the books for around $7.6 million and there is zero remaining in dead money. The Vikings selected Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft, and he should be groomed to be the eventual starter. That doesn't bode well for Rudolph sticking in Minnesota.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph extension talks end    Fri May 10, 01:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been discussing a contract extension with the team, but those talks broke off Friday, May 10, according to sources. Trading Rudolph very much remains a possibility for the Vikings, and there is interest around the league.

Footballguys view: Irv Smith was the team's second round pick and he might have more to offer than Rudolph does right now. Tyler Conklin was coming on as a receiving option late last year and David Morgan is a quality blocker so the team could easily more on from Rudolph. The Patriots were a possibility, but it sounds like they will sign Ben Watson assuming he comes out of retirement.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph could remain a factor    Wed May 1, 10:21 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could remain a factor in the offense after the team selected TE Irv Smith with the 50th selection in the NFL draft. Last season, the team ran 20 percent of its plays out of 12 personnel (one running back, two tight ends, two receivers), and the team thrived in it. QB Kirk Cousins had a 120.8 passer rating, and the team rushed for 4.2 yards per carry. Rudolph had 13.8 percent of Cousins' targets last year while notching 64 receptions for 634 yards (9.9 yards per catch) and four touchdowns.

Footballguys view: The Vikings did field calls to trade Rudolph during the 2019 NFL draft but no deal came to fruition. Rudolph is in the final year of his contract and can still be a pass-catching threat for the Vikings offense. Tight end can be a brutal position for Fantasy GMs, and Rudolph does have TE1 upside even with a limited role. He's been a top-10 fantasy tight end over the last three seasons and has a current ADP of TE8 (7.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Several MIN players receiving trade interest    Sat Apr 27, 11:15 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and CBs Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes have received recent trade interest from other NFL teams, according to multiple sources. The Vikings are reportedly open to offers but are not actively shopping these players.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph's status unchanged?    Sat Apr 27, 12:21 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph's status with the team has not changed despite the selection of TE Irv Smith, according to GM Rick Spielman, who classified them as 'two different types of tight ends.'

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  Patriots | New England may look at Kyle Rudolph    Thu Apr 25, 05:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could receive some trade interest from the New England Patriots if the Patriots do not select a tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft, in the opinion of SI.com's Albert Breer.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph staying put?    Sun Mar 10, 08:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has not been asked to take a pay cut, according to his agent Brian Murphy, and Murphy said the Vikings want Rudolph to remain with the organization for 'years to come.'

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph may rework deal    Sun Mar 10, 04:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is believed to be in talks with the team about a possible pay cut, but it is not known if Rudolph would accept a reduced salary.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has a cap hit of $7.6 million in 2019 and there is zero remaining in dead money. He lacks leverage in this situation and will likely have to play ball with the Vikings.

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  Broncos | Denver in the tight end market?    Thu Feb 21, 10:15 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate could be options for the Denver Broncos if they are cap casualties this offseason, according to Bill Barnwell, and Barnwell also believes the Broncos could target a tight end with an early pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: The Broncos need all the help they can get. They haven't had an impact tight end since the days of Julius Thomas. Last year's leading tight end for the Broncos, Jeff Heuerman, is likely to leave via free agency.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph goes off in victory    Sun Dec 23, 05:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph registered nine receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Rudolph caught a hail mary and was otherwise featured in a bigger way than he was at any point this year. He could be a streaming consideration against the Bears next week on the heels of this massive game.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph limited to 23 yards    Sun Dec 16, 09:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted just three grabs for 23 yards on three targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph does very little    Mon Dec 10, 11:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph went for two receptions and just seven yards on five targets in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Dec. 10.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph doesn't shine too bright    Sun Dec 2, 09:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted three receptions for 38 yards on three targets in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph totals seven catches    Mon Nov 26, 12:04 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted seven receptions for 63 yards on seven targets in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Tyler Conklin to serve as backup TE    Sun Nov 25, 08:26 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin will serve as the backup to TE Kyle Rudolph for Week 12's game against the Green Bay Packers, as a result of TE David Morgan (knee) being ruled out.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph disappears in loss    Mon Nov 19, 12:00 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with two catches on five targets for 13 yards in a 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 11.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph quiet in victory    Sun Nov 4, 05:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph managed just two grabs for 28 yards on two targets in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph tallies 39 yards    Mon Oct 29, 12:51 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four of his seven targets for 39 yards in Week 8 versus the New Orleans Saints.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph quiet in Week 7 win    Sun Oct 21, 05:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hauled in just one reception for 16 yards on four targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Rudolph didn't do much despite high volume. We can't get too picky at tight end, but his arrow is pointing down heading into a matchup with the Saints.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph catches four passes    Sun Oct 14, 06:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 37 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

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  Vikings | Five catches for Kyle Rudolph    Thu Sep 27, 11:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught five passes on six targets for 57 yards in a 38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 27.

Footballguys view: Rudolph found some room underneath as the Rams defense was focused more on the Vikings talented wide receiver group. He remains a solid TE1 as long as the Vikings offense remains pass-heavy.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finds end zone in loss    Sun Sep 23, 04:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Rudolph got a garbage time score to stay among the startable fantasy tight ends. He should be a key target against the Rams on Thursday.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph racks up seven receptions    Sun Sep 16, 08:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted seven receptions for 72 yards on eight targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

Footballguys view: Rudolph only had one catch last week, but he benefited from extra volume in the passing game in this one. He'll be a boom/bust play against the Bills next week.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph scores TD in Week 1    Sun Sep 9, 06:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had just one catch in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but that catch was good for an 11-yard touchdown.

Footballguys view: Rudolph's touchdown bailed out anyone who played him, but his small role in the offense should worry anyone who drafted him as their TE1. He'll face the Packers next week in a game that might determine whether we'll roster him going forward.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph excited to work with OC    Fri Jul 20, 10:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he's looking forward to working with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo because of DeFilippo's success with tight ends.

Footballguys view: Rudolph was a favorite target of Case Keenum last year, and he should be a security blanket for new QB Kirk Cousins in 2018. Fantasy GMs know what they get from Rudolph, a TE1 each of the last two seasons. He has a current ADP of TE7 (6.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph getting some work in    Tue Jun 5, 09:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is taking part in team drills during OTAs after undergoing offseason ankle surgery.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has been working hard to get back on the field after surgery. We'll see how strong he can connect with new QB Kirk Cousins in training camp and the preseason. Each of the last two years, Rudolph has been a top-10 fantasy tight end. He'll continue to be a low-end TE1 option for fantasy owners, currently going off the board at TE7 (7.02).

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph sheds ankle cast    Fri Mar 9, 02:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) expects to be ready by June after having the cast removed from his surgically repaired right ankle Thursday, March 8.

Footballguys view: Rudolph had ankle surgery two weeks ago and is on the road to recovery. He'll be ready by June barring any setbacks, but the Vikings should ease him back into action.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph recovering from surgery    Wed Feb 28, 05:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) said Tuesday, Feb. 28, that he underwent surgery to repair the injured right ankle which affected him at the end of the 2017 season. 'I knew it was inevitable to have it fixed,' he said in a radio interview. 'That's what the offseason is for. The glamorous life of the NFL offseason. You roll around on a scooter.'

Footballguys view: Rudolph played through the injury and was still effective. He'll be limited or out of OTAs but Rudolph should be ready to go for training camp.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finds the end zone    Sun Jan 21, 10:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught one pass, a 25-yard touchdown, in a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph targeted eight times    Sun Jan 14, 08:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five grabs for 28 yards on eight targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Divisional Round injury report    Fri Jan 12, 02:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Terence Newman (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 12, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. DT Shamar Stephen (ankle), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle), FB C.J. Ham (neck), S Anthony Harris (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot), C Pat Elflein (shoulder) and DE Everson Griffen (foot) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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