Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has had a busy offseason.
“It’s been great. Got married in February. Got twins on the way. So it’s been a productive offseason,” Rudolph said through a big smile at Wednesday’s organized team activity at Winter Park.
Rudolph and his wife announced they were pregnant with twins before he threw out the first pitch at Monday’s Twins game.
His offseason training has been just as productive with Rudolph healthy and in shape.
“To end the year healthy and go into the offseason not starting with rehab, being able to train and allow myself to become in better shape, that just carries over into the practice field,” he said.
Rudolph battled injuries in 2013 and 2014, missing a total of 15 games, but remained healthy throughout 2015 and led the Vikings with five touchdown catches. His 49 receptions and 495 receiving yards were second on the team.
The 26-year-old and five-year NFL veteran is also embracing a role of helping the rookies settle in quickly.
“We throw a lot at them early, but it’s good to see these guys out there running around getting a little more comfortable each and every practice,” Rudolph said. “We’re going to need these guys to help us win football games in the fall.”