(via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed tight end Kyle Rudolph.
Rudolph (6-6, 265) is entering his 12th NFL season after previously spending 10 years in Minnesota (2011-2020) and last season with the New York Giants (2021). He twice earned Pro Bowl honors (2012, 2017) as a member of the Vikings, and in 2016, set career single-season highs in receptions (83) and receiving yards (840) in 2016.
The former second-round pick (No. 43 overall) of the Vikings in the 2011 NFL Draft has appeared in 156 career games, including 145 starts, tallying 479 receptions for 4,745 yards and 49 touchdowns. Additionally, he has appeared in six postseason games, all starts, and recorded 16 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Since entering the league in 2011, Rudolph ranks fourth among tight ends in receiving touchdowns, eighth in receptions, eighth in yards after catch (2,124), ninth in receiving first downs (264) and 10th in receiving yards.
A native of Cincinnati, Rudolph played collegiately at Notre Dame.
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