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Giants’ deal with Kyle Rudolph hits “snag” over foot injury

Team, Rudolph are reportedly discussing what to do next

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The New York Giants’ free agent deal with veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph may be in jeopardy, per NFL insider Mike Garafolo.

The deal has hit what Garafolo has called a “snag” over a foot injury that caused Rudolph to miss the final four games of the 2020 season.

Garafolo tweeted that “the team’s medical staff is concerned with Rudolph’s foot after his physical and believes he’ll need surgery. The sides are discussing how to proceed. The two-year deal was agreed to but not yet signed.”

NJ Advance Media reported that Rudolph flew into New Jersey on Monday to take his physical and sign his two-year, $12 million deal. Only the physical did not go as hoped.

Garafolo also tweeted that ‘Rudolph is still in town and meeting with the #Giants tonight. The team and his camp are talking about a medical plan. Everything could be ironed out. The deal isn’t dead at this point. Just some extended discussions about the medicals right now.”

It would be unfortunate if the deal falls apart, or if Rudolph won’t be ready for training camp. His signing was widely praised as one that would fit the Giants’ offense nicely.