QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
4 hours ago

Sendejo (groin) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo was sidelined for Sunday's win over the Cardinals and has yet to participate in practice this week, so the starting safety appears unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Jets. If Sendejo does miss any more time to due injury, expect the trio of Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris and George Iloka to once again see increased snaps opposite Harrison Smith.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
6 days ago

Sendejo (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo did not participate in practice throughout the week, foreshadowing his Week 6 absence. The Vikings have a trio of safeties to choose from as they look to Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris or George Iloka to replace Sendejo at strong safety next to Harrison Smith.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
1 week ago

Sendejo was absent from practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo's groin issue wasn't apparent in Sunday's game against the Eagles, but a full absence from practice isn't a good sign. He still has some time to retake the field ahead of Sunday's contest against the Cardinals, with Friday's injury report revealing more about the probability of him suiting up.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
1 month ago

Sendejo started at strong safety, had three total tackles and played all 67 of the defense's snaps in Sunday's win over the 49ers. He was credited with breaking up one pass, according to Pro Football Focus.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo got all the snaps at safety despite some thought he may lose playing time after the Vikings signed George Ilkoa late in the preseason. Ilkoa didn't play on defense Sunday, so Sendejo may not have any competition in the near future.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
2 months ago

Sendejo had a tackle and played 30 snaps on defense in Friday's preseason game, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo looks set to start at strong safety, but he could see fewer snaps this season after the Vikings signed free agent George Ilkoa. Minnesota only signed Ilkoa in the past week after he was cut from the Bengals, so it's not clear yet what role he'll have in the secondary. However, Ilkoa could have a larger role given his previous history with head coach Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
4 months ago

Sendejo (calf) was held out of OTAs and minicamp this spring, Sam Ekstrom of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It isn't certain if Sendejo's absence is related to the calf injury he suffered against the Eagles in January's NFC championship game. Furthermore, it isn't clear if the safety will be back on the field in time for training camp in late July. If he isn't, either Jayron Kearse or cornerback Terence Newman -- who saw reps at safety during spring workouts -- will presumably fill in with the starters.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
8 months ago

Sendejo (calf) recorded 80 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions over 13 games in 2017.

EDGE Analysis

Overshadowed by a pair of 2017 first-team All-Pros in his own secondary (Harrison Smith and Xavier Rhodes), Sendejo quietly put together an outstanding season in his own right and ultimately finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 17th-ranked safety out of 89 qualifiers. In fact, opposing quarterbacks managed a meager 69.6 passer rating when throwing into Sendejo's coverage and his 80 tackles checks in at 22nd among all defensive backs. The 30-year-old veteran, who remains under contract with Minnesota for another two seasons, injured his calf during the Vikings NFC championship loss to the Eagles but there's been no reported concern over his availability for the start of offseason workouts.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
9 months ago

Sendejo injured his calf and is doubtful to return to Sunday's NFC championship game against the Eagles, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The nature of Sendejo's injury isn't clear. Jayron Kearse will fill in for him at strong safety for the remainder of the game.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
9 months ago

Sendejo (concussion) is active for Sunday's NFC championship game at Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo was diagnosed with a concussion in the Vikings' divisional-round win against the Saints, which didn't allow more than a limited showing in practice all week. Consequently, he entered the weekend with questionable availability, subject to an evaluation with an independent neurologist. With the final hurdle for active status cleared, Sendejo will slot back into his typical spot at strong safety with a Super Bowl berth on the line.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (10)
9 months ago

Sendejo (concussion), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Eagles, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo sustained the concussion during last Sunday's divisional-round win over the Saints, but after practicing in some capacity each day this week, it looks as though he's passed through all phases of the NFL's protocol for head injuries. The Vikings have yet to confirm as much, but Sendejo's absence from the inactive list the team will release approximately 90 minutes before the 6:40 p.m. EST kickoff would indicate the starting safety is good to go.