The news came out late Sunday night that the Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to a five year extension worth $36.5 million.

The Vikings broke the news via their own twitter account.

Rudolph was drafted in 2011 in the 2nd round, and has been productive over his first seasons in the NFL. The tight end out of Notre Dame has nabbed 109 catches for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns. He has missed nine games in his three full seasons, eight of which occurred last year due to injury.

Minnesota fans have to feel relieved seeing a talent such as Rudolph get signed to this extension. He is a very talented tight end, with even more potential, and will have the opportunity to grow under Norv Turner's offense this upcoming season. With keeping Rudolph, the Vikings will continue to build their young core for the future.