Vikings make cap space, sign first-round pick Bradbury

With Kyle Rudolph’s Vikings future in doubt what does the market look like

With Kyle Rudolph’s Vikings future in doubt what does the market look like

For a brief moment, as Mike Zimmer and Kyle Rudolph chatted and laughed before a round of golf Monday at Zimmer's inaugural tournament benefitting his charity, it was easy to forget all the pressure that surrounds the Vikings and their looming decision with Rudolph, their two-time Pro Bowl tight end. Afterward, the two sides tried to restructure Rudolph's deal (which includes a $7.625 million cap hit on the season) but ultimately couldn't reach an agreement, which puts him in the position he's in now.

The situation worsened Friday, when negotiations between Rudolph and the Vikings were broken off that morning, per NFL Media.

The Vikings could make other moves to sign Bradbury, but they might need to let go of Rudolph - or significantly reduce his cap number - to make other roster moves, such as possibly signing cornerback Trae Waynes to an extension. "This is where we want to be".

"It's awesome to get it done", Bradbury said, via the team's official website.

"I don't want to be dealing with this come OTAs, minicamp, training camp, so the sooner the better and I think that's for both parties", Rudolph said. They like me, I like them, we want to stay here. "It's done. I'm a Viking".

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. We expect Kyle to be here. "But that doesn't mean if the alternative happens and we do get traded - change happens".

If business does get in the way and Rudolph gets shipped somewhere else, it seems that the tight end, who has spent his entire eight-year career in Minnesota, is starting to mentally prepare himself for that possibility.

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