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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is now the fifth highest paid

The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday night.

The extension is worth about $36.5 million over the five years, according to’s Ian Rapoport making Rudolph the fifth-highest paid NFL tight end by average annual salary.

“I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings. I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota,” Rudolph said in a statement released by the team. “I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal.”

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