After starting 58 games for the Minnesota Vikings, safety Andrew Sendejo is bringing his hard-hitting style of play to the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s going to be a little weird seeing a Minnesota Vikings defense without Andrew Sendejo playing at safety next to Harrison Smith, but it’s a look that fans will need to get used to heading into the 2019 NFL season.
According to reports, Sendejo has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal which will put the hard-hitting safety in a head-to-head matchup against the Vikings this coming season.
FOX Sports and Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager shared the news of the deal on his Twitter account.
Minnesota is moving forward with safety Anthony Harris and couldn’t afford to keep Sendejo on the roster. Harris is a cheaper and younger option at the position and declining the option on Sendejo’s contract freed up salary cap space.
A member of the Vikings for eight seasons, it appeared at one time that Sendejo would retire with Minnesota, but the physical defensive back still has a lot of gas left in his tank to contribute for a few more seasons at least.
Sendejo played in 93 games for Minnesota and started 58 of those where he racked up 355 total tackles with 244 of those being solo and one sack. He also contributed six interceptions, defended 17 passes, recovered three fumbles and forced one fumble
There were times when Sendejo’s aggressive style of defense got him in trouble. His hard hits have resulted in fines and suspensions in the past and even inspired the #FreeDejo hashtag when he was disciplined by the NFL.
We at The Viking Age would like to wish Andrew Sendejo the best of luck in all his future endeavors and thank him for his time with the Minnesota Vikings.