Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Michael Griffin started at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. Sendejo had three tackles and a sack off the bench. The competition for the starting safety job opposite Smith will likely be decided late in the preseason, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo started the first preseason game next to Smith and looked to have a lead on the starting job, but Thursday's game shows the job battle is still in flux.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Sendejo started at safety next to Harrison Smith in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
3 months ago

While Sendejo has lined up next to Harrison Smith at safety on the vast majority of snaps at this week's OTAs, head coach Mike Zimmer says there will be an open competition for the starting safety job next to Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings signed free agent Michael Griffin in the offseason but Zimmer said Antone Exum, Anthony Harris and 2016 seventh-round draft pick Jayron Kearse would also be in the mix. Sendejo struggled in pass coverage last season and would seem to be at risk to lose playing time even if he keeps his starting job. It will be a battle to watch during training camp.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
6 months ago

Sendejo agreed to a four-year contract with Minnesota worth $16 million, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo was set to become an unrestricted free agent. It was thought the Vikings may try to replace Sendejo in free agency or in the draft after head coach Mike Zimmer said the team was looking for the right player to play next to Harrison Smith, but Sendejo may return as a starter after all.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
8 months ago

Sendejo had an interception and three total tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo started at safety and played 57 of 61 snaps on defense. After missing two games due to a knee injury, he has returned to his every-down safety role the past two games.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
8 months ago

Sendejo (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

As was anticipated after he logged full practices Thursday and Friday, Sendejo will return to the field Sunday in his first game since the Week 12 tilt with the Falcons. With Harrison Smith (hamstring) unavailable, Sendejo is expected to start in tandem with either Robert Blanton or Anthony Harris at one of the two safety spots.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
8 months ago

Sendejo (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo was a full participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, so he's expected to suit up Sunday after missing Minnesota's last two games due to a knee injury.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
8 months ago

Sendejo (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo has already built from limited to full participant in drills, paving the way for a return to his starting spot at strong safety. In 10 games this season, he's produced 53 tackles (43 solo), one fumble recovery, and a half sack.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
9 months ago

Sendejo (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest in Arizona, Travis Langer of the Vikings' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo will join fellow safeties Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) and Antone Exum (IR, shoulder/rib) on the sideline. With Robert Blanton (knee) also questionable to suit up, Shaun Prater and Anthony Harris are the only healthy safeties on the Vikings' roster at the moment.

Andrew Sendejo
DB MIN (6)
9 months ago

Sendejo (knee) returned to practice as a limited participant Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow safeties Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) and Robert Blanton (knee) still unable to practice, Sendejo faces some extra pressure to be ready for Thursday's game in Arizona. The Vikings did add some extra depth Tuesday in the form of Anthony Harris and Shaun Prater. When/if everyone is healthy, Smith and Sendejo figure to start.