Kyle Rudolph upgraded to questionable, expected to play

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The Vikings listed tight end Kyle Rudolph as doubtful on Friday’s final injury report of the week, which left Rudolph unlikely to play against the Bengals due to an ankle injury.

Rudolph missed practice all week, so the only surprise seemed to be that the team opted against ruling him out. It looks like it’s a good thing that they avoided doing that.

The Vikings upgraded Rudolph to questionable on Saturday and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he is now expected to be in the lineup against Cincinnati. Rudolph ranks second on the team in catches and leads in receiving touchdowns with seven, so his presence will be a welcome one for Case Keenum.

Left tackle Riley Reiff remains doubtful to play on his own ankle injury, but it appears he’ll be the only starter missing on offense.