The Minnesota Vikings reunited with the long-time safety on Wednesday afternoon, claiming him after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Minnesota Vikings have had some issues in their secondary over the past couple of weeks and while Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris have done their job, a little depth can go a long way in the National Football League.
With the Vikings having almost no depth behind their starting safeties and are dealing with the legal issues of Jayron Kearse, the Vikings hit the waiver wire and found an old friend as they claimed Andrew Sendejo from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
The move, which was first reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, makes sense for the Vikings considering their struggles in the secondary during recent weeks. Although they head into Week 10’s showdown with the Dallas Cowboys with a solid record of 6-3, they’ve allowed 56 points in their past two road contests which were accentuated by a couple of big plays from Tyreek Hill and Marvin Jones.
That being said, Sendejo probably isn’t going to be the player that stops the bleeding in that department. The 32-year old was a part of an Eagles secondary that ranks 24th against the pass this season and Sendejo contributed with opposing passers posting a 112.8 passer rating when he was targeted this season including a pair of touchdowns.
Sendejo probably isn’t going to be head coach Mike Zimmer’s knight in shining armor, but he’s someone who knows his system and can work within it as well as help on special teams. With injuries as prevalent as they are in today’s game, adding Sendejo back into the mix gives Zimmer another weapon to use as the Vikings try to tighten things up for a playoff run.