Kyle Rudolph remaining in Minnesota seems le s and le s likely.

The Vikings tight end reportedly was left unsettled and wanted "clarity" from the Chase Winovich Jersey team after it selected tight end Irv Smith in the second round of this year's draft.

The situation worsened Friday, when negotiations between Rudolph and the Vikings were broken off that morning, Lamarr Woodley Jersey .

When asked about the situation during his golf outing Monday, Jordan Nwogu Jersey coach Mike Zimmer expre sed that he wanted Rudolph to stay, but that's not always the nature of the NFL.

"I've had conversations with Kyle and quite honestly I really love all my players," Zimmer Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman Jersey said, ."We expect Kyle to be here but sometimes busine s gets in the way. Jaron Faulds Jersey ''

Rudolph is in the last year of his contract and is expected to earn$7.275 million in base salary. For comparison, Smith is slated to earn5.798 million over four years.

Should the Vikings decide to deal Rudolph, that base will save Jimmy Kerr Jersey a decent amount of cap space for the team.

Rudolph also addre sed the rumors of his status Monday, telling reporters Chris Wormley Jersey he knows the team is working to figure something out for everyone involved.

Werein a tough situationas a team, Rudolph said. Cant keep everybody, cant pay everybody. Those guys, I know, are Naji Ozeir Jersey working really hard to figure out something.

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NFL Media noted Michigan Wolverines Jersey there is interest around the league for Rudolph should the Vikings decide to part ways with him.


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