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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to a five-year contract extension.

The Vikings confirmed the deal via Twitter shortly after NFL insider Jay Glazer broke the story. Glazer also reported that the Vikings and Rudolph agreed to a $36.5 million deal.

Rudolph was drafted 43rd overall in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Notre Dame standout only played eight games last year due to injury.

In 39 career games over three seasons, Rudolph has 109 receptions for 1,055 yards. His average rose from 9.3 yards per catch in 2012 to 10.4 yards last season before the injury.

Rudolph has been dubbed as a breakout candidate this season due to the history of successful tight ends in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offense.

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