Vikings reportedly want to re-sign Andrew Sendejo this offseason

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Why would the Vikings re-sign Sendejo?

Coming off of two seasons that saw him only start a total of eight games, why would the Vikings have any interest in bringing back Andrew Sendejo for 2019?

Well, just because Minnesota wants to re-sign him, it doesn’t mean that they want him to be a starter once again. Sendejo has experience playing in Mike Zimmer’s defensive scheme and he would be a good player to utilize as depth and on special teams.

If the Vikings were to use an early-round selection on a safety in this year’s NFL Draft, Sendejo could also help in easing the rookie’s transition to the pros.

Re-signing him likely isn’t going to cost Minnesota that much either. With what their salary cap situation is expected to look like this offseason, the Vikings are going to be looking for cheap help wherever they can find it and Sendejo could provide good value with the little amount that he’ll probably cost.

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So don’t get too flustered about Minnesota bringing him back for 2020 to replace Anthony Harris in the starting lineup. If the Vikings re-sign Sendejo, they will likely be using him for depth and special teams more than anything.