QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
2 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 (9)
3 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 (9)
3 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 (9)
3 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.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
3 months ago

Sendejo (concussion) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo continues to work his way back, after a hit to the head from Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas knocked him out of the game Sunday. The veteran safety has yet to be officially cleared by an independent neurologist, but he's progressed through the stages of the concussion protocol enough to be permitted to practice all week. Sendejo's presence is crucial as Eagles quarterback Nick Foles exposed Atlanta's secondary last week in the divisional round, completing 76.7 percent of his pass attempts and throwing for 246 yards.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
3 months ago

Sendejo (concussion), who was a limited practice participant Wednesday, seems to be "on track to start" in Sunday's NFC championship game in Philadelphia, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suiting up this weekend will depend on Sendejo's progress through the concussion protocol, but he's through enough of the five steps to take part in individual drills Wednesday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com. Sendejo would improve his odds to play with a full practice by the end of the week. In the end, though, the Vikings' starting strong safety must receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to do so.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
3 months ago

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Sendejo (concussion) would take part in individual drills during Wednesday's practice, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmer further indicated that Sendejo had passed through some steps in the NFL's concussion protocol, which the safety entered Sunday after colliding with Saints wideout Michael Thomas in the Vikings' 29-24 divisional-round victory. Sendejo will likely need to resume taking contact in practice later this week and receive clearance from an independent neurologist before he's given the green light to play this weekend in the NFC championship against the Eagles. Anthony Harris would be next man up at safety if Sendejo is unable to play.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
3 months ago

Sendejo was ruled out for the remainder Sunday's divisional-round game against the Vikings and is in the concussion protocol.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo collided heads with Saints receiver Michael Thomas on a route combination and appeared to be knocked unconscious, and was briefly labeled questionable to return. Anthony Harris started in Sendejo's absence at strong safety earlier this season and could be in that position again for the rest of Sunday's game.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
4 months ago

Sendejo (ankle) is active for Saturday's game against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

The long-time Vikings safety was limited in practice this week, but he has progressed enough to slot into Saturday's contest that holds seeding implications. Sendejo has already logged 70 tackles and two interceptions this season, and he'll have plenty of opportunities against the run and pass Saturday since the Packers run a more balanced offense with Brett Hundley under center.

QAndrew Sendejo
S MIN (9)
4 months ago

Sendejo (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game in Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Sendejo followed a trajectory that typically would clear a player to play -- DNP on Tuesday, limited Wednesday and full Thursday -- but the Vikings apparently want to take one last look at him before giving the thumbs up Saturday evening. Assuming he gets the all-clear, he'll be looking to build upon 70 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games this season.