Kyle Rudolph signs one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

veteran Kyle Rudolph He signs a one-year connection with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter Wednesday, Tom Brady New tight final goal in the aftermath Rob Gronkowskiretirement.

Rudolph Brady and the Pirates give an experienced tight end to the pairing Cam Pratt.

Pirates have another narrow end with the game experience in Cody McIlroyAnd while he’s had a good spring, he’s only played one game in his career. The team has been selected Kid Oton In the fourth round and Ko Kiv On the sixth of the NFL Draft in April.

The New York Giants released Rudolph in March after he grabbed 26 times for 257 yards and touchdowns in his only year with the team. He averaged just 2.9 yards per season, according to NextGen stats, after averaging 4.0 yards and 3.4 yards the previous two seasons.

Prior to 2021, Rudolph spent 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Only in the junior season and 2014 – when he missed almost half of the year due to injuries – was he less productive than last season.

The 32-year-old has 479 catches for 4,745 yards and 49 touchdowns in his NFL career, which included Pro Bowl campaigns in 2012 and 2017.

Gronkowski retired for a second time in June – he has since reiterated that he has no plans to return to the NFL – leaving the Buccaneers looking for another tight end.

Information from ESPN’s Gina Lynn and Jordan Raanan was used in this report.

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