Sep 27, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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Giants TE Kyle Rudolph expects to be ready for camp

New York Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph expects to be medically cleared for the start of training camp with his new team later this month.

Rudolph, who joined the team as a free agent, had foot surgery after team doctors for the Giants discovered it was necessary in a routine physical before signing his two-year, $14 million contract.

The Giants declined to rescind the signing and general manager Dave Gettleman said he was confident with the medical team’s assessment of Rudolph.

“As far as football goes, I was extremely fortunate that the Giants organization and everyone involved (caught it), and how they were able to handle my situation, that I won’t miss any football,” Rudolph told the New York Daily News. “At this point it’s about taking each day and taking that opportunity to not only get myself healthy but get myself better. It’s one thing to get and be healthy, it’s another to be ready to go and play in an NFL game. So I’m taking that day by day.”

Rudolph is expected to be on a “veteran’s schedule” when camp begins and head coach Joe Judge said the team would be extremely mindful of overworking the 31-year-old tight end early in camp.

Rudolph played his first 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, earning two Pro Bowl selections and catching 453 passes for 4,488 yards and 48 touchdowns in 140 games (132 starts).

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