Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass as Carolina Panthers safety Quintin Mikell (27) tackles him in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Panthers win 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Kyle Rudolph wants contract extension with Minnesota Vikings

Tight end Kyle Rudolph is ready to spend his future in Minnesota as the veteran, now in the final year of his rookie deal is looking for a contract extension.

Rumors of a potential extension surfaced last month, but little came from it. Now Rudolph has expressed his desire to get something done yet again.

He also wants to remain a long-term part of the Vikings. Rudolph, who has one year left on his four-year, $3.9 million rookie contract, reiterated that he hopes this offseason to sign an extension.

“It’s something that I really want to do,” he said. “I’ve been extremely happy here in Minnesota. … I truly feel like we have the best organization in football, and I’d love to play my whole career here. I love the (Twin Cities) and I want to stay here. Hopefully, that’s something we can get done this offseason.”

While it’s a nice thought, Rudolph might be best served (from a personal standpoint) to wait and re-sign with the Vikings at season end given he’ll now be playing under offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who is a guru when it comes to working tight end’s into his offense.

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