The Minnesota Vikings have released Kyle Rudolph after 10 seasons with the team.
Rudolph was set to count at $5.1 million against Minnesota\'s cap for the 2021 season.
Rudolph was a second round pick in 2011.
\"I got so lucky, because -- I didn\'t just get drafted by some team who \'had a need at tight end,\' Rudolph wrote. \"I didn\'t just get drafted as, like, the nameless, faceless \'#1 tight end on the board.\' I got drafted by a team that was all set in terms of need ... but then drafted me anyway.
\"I\'ll always remember that: how the Minnesota Vikings wanted me -- and wanted to bet on my potential.\"