Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) runs with the ball after making a catch in the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Rudolph is Headed to the Pro Bowl

The Vikings’ Pro Bowl contingent has grown by one. The team announces that tight end Kyle Rudolph has been named to replace Tony Gonzalez, who had to drop out due to injury. That makes six Vikings headed to this weekend’s Pro Bowl. Rudolph joins Jared Allen, Jerome Felton, Chad Greenway, Adrian Peterson and Blair Walsh.

How long has it been since the Vikes had a tight end make the Pro Bowl? Byron Chamberlain was the last one, back in 2001. Really surprising little factoid there. I could’ve sworn Jeff Dugan made it at least once.

It’s always nice to see your team’s guys make it to the Pro Bowl I guess. I personally would prefer being the team with guys who are dropping out of the Pro Bowl. That means you made it deep into the playoffs. But having Pro Bowlers is nice too. It’s something to crow about. If you need something.

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