Giants Concerned Kyle Rudolph Needs Foot Surgery, Deal Still Expected To Be Official Wednesday



Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that Kyle Rudolph will officially be a Giants Wednesday morning, despite the reported concerns about his foot.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Giants’ agreement with TE Kyle Rudolph has hit a “snag.”

Kyle Rudolph

Sources have told Garafolo that the Giants medical staff is concerned about Rudolph’s foot after his physical and believes he’ll need surgery.

Garafolo adds that the two parties are discussing how to proceed from here. As of now, Rudolph remains in New York and is meeting with the Giants. 

Both sides are discussing how to proceed and a deal isn’t dead at this point, according to Garafolo

The Giants reached an agreement on a two-year contract worth up to $14 million, but have yet to officially sign Rudolph.

Rudolph, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Vikings back in 2011. He was entering the final year of his five-year, $36,500,000 contract and set to make a base salary of $7,275,000 for the 2019 season when he signed a four-year, $36 million extension in 2019. 

Rudolph was set to make a base salary of $7.65 million for the 2021 season when the Vikings released him with a post-June 1 designation. 

In 2020, Rudolph appeared in 12 games for the Vikings and caught 28 passes for 334 yards receiving and one touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Rudolph and the Giants as the news is available.

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  1. If this is true, it’s a major setback for the GMEN.
    Does the GMEN BRASS even know how a player contract actually works? PHYSICALS are the first priority in the signing process. During that step if a RED FLAG arises the deal should be void.
    This is the beginning of the GMEN injury domino effect, believe it. Three major FA signings and all three players have some sort of lower body injury (Golladay: hip, Jackson: knee, Rudolph: foot). Leave it to the GMEN BRASS for never failing to disappoint the GMEN fan base.
    My guess is Dave Gettledoof will continue with the signing. Rudolph will then be classified an injury designation soon enough. And shelved for most or the entire 2021 season. And in February 2022 will be released with an injury settlement. Dave Gettledoof could have used Rudolph’s and Booker’s money to resign Tomlinson, the same Tomlinson that DID NOT MISS A START IN 4 YEARS!!!!!

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