Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants and tight end Kyle Rudolph have come to an agreement and Rudolph has signed his contract.
New #Giants TE Kyle Rudolph has, in fact, signed his deal, source said. So, it’s official. @MikeGarafolo had mentioned a possible snag yesterday, but the two sides moved forward.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2021
As Mike Garafolo reported Monday, while the two sides had agreed on a contract, the Giants had concerns regarding the lisfranc injury which cost him the last quarter of the 2020 season.
Garafolo reported that the Giants’ medical staff is concerned that Rudolph will need foot surgery following the injury. The two sides seem to have come to an agreement and have ironed out the wrinkles in a medical plan for the 10-year veteran.
OK so here’s the resolution on #Giants TE Kyle Rudolph, according to sources:— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2021
—He’ll soon have surgery on his foot.
—The medical issue that raised a flag in the physical will be addressed.
—Team honors the contract it agreed to.
—Rudolph ready for Week 1.
The 2-year, $12 million deal ($4.5 million guaranteed) between the Giants and Rudolph was first announced six days ago, on the second day of free agency, but hadn’t been signed as the two sides needed to come to grips with Rudolph’s medical status. How the Giants’ now-crowded tight end position shakes out remains to be seen, but its newest addition is finally in the fold.