New York Giants reach agreement with veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph

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Nov 17, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) looks on before the start of a game against the Denver Broncos at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have made another signing in free agency. According to reports, the Giants have agreed to terms with tight end Kyle Rudolph. This is the second veteran player the Giants signed today, as they agreed to terms with backup quarterback Mike Glennon as well. According to Mike Garafolo, it will be a two-year deal with a max value of $14 million.

The Giants have made a commitment this offseason to adding offensive playmakers. Kyle Rudolph is the latest playmaker the team has acquired after signing John Ross and Devontae Booker earlier this week. This is an interesting move by the Giants as they already have a young, starting tight end in Evan Engram. Engram is coming off of his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2020, but his season’s performance drew mixed reviews from the fanbase.

Now the Giants have a new tight end in town with ten-year NFL veteran Kyle Rudolph. The 31-year-old Rudolph could potentially be the Giants’ secondary tight end behind Evan Engram, but he would likely still see significant playing time. Rudolph is a talented player that should see the field often in New York’s offense that loves to utilize two and three tight end personnel packages.

Kyle Rudolph spent the first ten years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings. His 2020 season ended on injured reserve. 2020 was a down year for Rudolph as he posted a career-low 1 receiving touchdown with only 334 receiving yards on 28 receptions through 12 games.

The Giants were also in on Hunter Henry to some extent before he signed with the New England Patriots. Adding talent at tight end was a priority for the Giants. Now, with the signing of Kyle Rudolph, the New York Giants have added the talent they needed at the tight end position.