Andrew Sendejo
Andrew Sendejo
31-Year-Old SafetyS
Philadelphia Eagles
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Sendejo seems to be taking advantage of his role within a star-studded Vikings secondary that otherwise includes two 2017 first-team All-Pros in free safety Harrison Smith and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. As the Vikings' clear starting strong safety in 2017, the undrafted Rice product was on pace for 98 tackles and 8.6 pass breakups had he played all 16 games. Such production makes him one to keep an eye on in IDP circles ahead of the 2018 season, and he should come at a discount given his lack of brand-name appeal. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Eagles in March of 2019.
Joins Eagles
SPhiladelphia Eagles
March 18, 2019
Sendejo came to terms with the Eagles on a one-year contract Monday, Peter Schrager of Fox Sports reports.
With Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod still atop the depth chart in Philadelphia, it isn't likely Sendejo will start at safety, though he could have a role in certain nickel/dime packages. The 31-year-old has amassed 58 starts, 356 tackles and six interceptions in his NFL career.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Sendejo, who amassed 69 tackles, four passes defensed and two interceptions in 2016 before a knee injury cut his campaign just short, is slated to once again start at strong safety next to Harrison Smith. Sendejo underwent surgery to repair the knee issue during the offseason, but he should be back in time for training camp.
Sendejo is the leading candidate to retain his starting safety job next to Smith, but he faces competition from Michael Griffin, Antone Exum, Anthony Harris and Jayron Kearse. He's a solid tackler, but has struggled at times in coverage.
Sendejo took over as the starter last December after Robert Blanton started 13 games, but he's not guaranteed a starting role again. He will compete with Blanton, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith this summer.
Sendejo has mostly been a special teams player in his career, but he finally got playing time in the secondary last season after the injury to Harrison Smith and made a decent impression when in the starting lineup. He'll likely win a top reserve role as a result.
Will serve as a backup at safety and contribute on special teams.
Sendejo went undrafted at Rice and then played in the UFL and bounced around two NFL practice squads. With Minnesota's wide open competition at safety, he could actually win a significant role.
Depth safety and special teams player
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Heading for free agency
SMinnesota Vikings
March 11, 2019
The Vikings will not exercise Sendejo's $5.5 million option for 2019, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Out for season
SMinnesota Vikings
November 27, 2018
Sendejo (groin) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Ruled out again
SMinnesota Vikings
November 23, 2018
Sendejo (groin) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers.
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Ruled out Sunday
SMinnesota Vikings
November 16, 2018
Sendejo (groin) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago.
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Out again Sunday
SMinnesota Vikings
November 4, 2018
Sendejo (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.
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