Former Vikings safety signed by the Indianapolis Colts

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Andrew Sendejo
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Andrew Sendejo /

Finding a good defensive back in today’s NFL can be a real challenge. The Minnesota Vikings invested heavily in theirs this offseason by signing three new starters and extending Harrison Smith for what will hopefully be the rest of his career.

The Vikings have enjoyed the services of several talented defenders over the course of their franchise history and one of the former players to wear a purple and gold jersey has found a new home this season.

According to the official Twitter account of the Indianapolis Colts, they have signed Andrew Sendejo and waived cornerback Chris Wilcox from their 53-man roster plus let go safety Sean Davis from their practice squad.

Sendejo should be very familiar to Minnesota Vikings fans

Sendejo played in 99 games for the Minnesota Vikings over the course of eight seasons, starting 60 of those contests. Over that time, he accumulated 370 total tackles with 19 pass defenses and eight interceptions.

After leaving Minnesota, he spent some time with Philadelphia and Cleveland before landing with the Colts this season. With Indianapolis, he is likely to be a backup since they are fairly set in their starters with at safety, Justin Blackmon and Khari Willis.

Andrew Sendejo joins former Vikings cornerback Xavier Rodes on the Indianapolis roster. Both were productive contributors for Minnesota during their time in purple and gold and look to help a defense that ranked eighth in the fewest yards allowed in 2020.

Minnesota does not face the Colts during the regular season this year. The two teams did meet in Week 2 of the preseason where Indianapolis got the best of the Vikings, but thankfully that loss didn’t count toward the playoffs.

Congratulations to Andrew Sendejo on finding a new home with the Indianapolis Colts. Hopefully, he can find a great role in that defense and be successful without making football too violent again.