Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension, the team officially announced late on Sunday night.
"I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota," Rudolph said. "I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal.”
The 24-year-old tight end missed much of the 2013 season with injuries, but he has 109 catches for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns in his three seasons with Minnesota.
Terms of the deal weren't officially released, but ESPN's Ben Goessling reports that it's a five-year extension worth up to $40 million.