However, some fans feel they could still patch up the tight end position, despite the team adding Geoff Swaim and re-signing James O'Shaughnessy in free-agency, then adding Josh Oliver in the third-round of the draft.
"It's awesome to get it done", Bradbury said, via the team's official website.
The Vikings and Rudolph's representatives tabled negotiations Friday on a new contract when financial gaps still weren't bridged.
With Rudolph set to count roughly $7.6 million against the salary cap this year, there's been a lot of speculation that the Vikings might look to cut or trade him in order to save some money. I think he can help our offense.
"I just can't wait to play football again, really", he said.
Zimmer, Minnesota's head coach for the past five of Rudolph's eight National Football League seasons, said his charity tournament was not the proper place for an in-depth discussion about Rudolph. He hopes to know his status of where he'll be playing in 2019 as soon as possible.
"I don't want to be dealing with this come (organized team activities), minicamp, training camp", Rudolph said. I think that's for both parties. So, the sooner the better. I think the Vikings want clarity; I think we want clarity. Last week would've been great, too.
"Obviously, it's a hard situation, so there's a lot of complex things that go into it". It's not an easy cut. The Vikings want clarity. "It's just not the way it works". On a sunny day, general manager Rick Spielman hit balls on the driving range with salary cap guru Rob Brzezinski while Rudolph cracked jokes with Zimmer off to the side.
"I've had conversations with Kyle and quite honestly, I really love all my players", Zimmer said. "We expect Kyle to be here".